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Extending the SIMPPL SoC architectural framework to support application-specific architectures on multi-FPGA platforms

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Extending the SIMPPL SoC architectural framework to support application-specific architectures on multi-FPGA platforms
Process technology has reduced in size such that it is possible to implement complete applicationspecific architectures as Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) using both Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). However, the reconfigurable nature of an FPGA results in lower logic density, such that large, complex applications require multi-FPGA implementation platforms. Although designing SoCs is challenging, SoC models such as Systems Integrating Modules with Predefined Physical Links (SIMPPL) exist to facilitate the design process. SIMPPL leverages defined physical interfaces and communication protocols to enable rapid system-level integration for applicationspecific architectures. This paper presents a "SIMPPL Repeater" that enables the SIMPPL SoC architectural framework to be used for systems spanning multiple he SIMPPL Repeater abstracts inter-chip communication, allowing designers to treat a multiFPGA platform as a single large rec...
David Dickin, Lesley Shannon
Added 29 May 2010
Updated 29 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ASAP
Authors David Dickin, Lesley Shannon
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