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Power/area analysis of a FPGA-based open-source processor using partial dynamic reconfiguration

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design Architectures, Methods and Tools, 2008 (DSD '08), Parma
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateSep 2008
Pages592 - 598
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769532776
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Conference11th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design Architectures, Methods and Tools, 2008 (DSD '08)
CountryItaly
CityParma
Period1/09/08 → …

Abstract

This paper explores the utilization of run-time partial dynamic reconfiguration in the LEON3 open-source soft core processor, which is a highly configurable SPARC (scalable processor architecture) V8 instruction set processor. The work explores the possibilities of sharing different arithmetic functions tightly coupled to the integer pipeline and mapped to the same silicon area, saving power consumption and area utilisation. The same strategy can be used to extend the instruction set architecture of the processor with new instructions that are optimized for DSP applications. The logic necessary to support these instructions could then be swapped as demanded by the application.

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11th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design Architectures, Methods and Tools, 2008 (DSD '08)

Duration1 Sep 2008 → …
CountryItaly
CityParma

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