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Building heterogeneous reconfigurable systems with a hardware microkernel

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Building heterogeneous reconfigurable systems with a hardware microkernel
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have long held the promise of allowing designers to create systems with performance levels close to custom circuits but with a softwarelike productivity for reconfiguring the gates. Unfortunately achieving this promise has been elusive. Modern platform FPGAs are now large enough to support complete heterogeneous Multiprocessor System-On-Chips (MPSoCs), however standardized design flows and programming models for such platforms do not yet exist. To achieve true softwarelike levels of productivity, the design flow and development environment for heterogeneous MPSoCs must resemble that of standard homogeneous systems. In this paper we present a new design flow and run-time system that enables developers to program a heterogeneous MPSoC using standard mpatible programming abstractions. The ability to use a standard programming model is achieved by using a hardware-based microkernel to provide OS services to all heterogeneous components. This approach...
Jason Agron, David L. Andrews
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Year 2009
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Authors Jason Agron, David L. Andrews
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