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SONICmole: a debugging environment for the UltraSONIC reconfigurable computer

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SONICmole: a debugging environment for the UltraSONIC reconfigurable computer
Reconfigurable Computers based on a combination of conventional microprocessors and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) presents new challenges to designers. Debugging on such hardware/software cohabiting systems can be a nightmare. This paper presents SONICmole, a debugging environment designed for the UltraSONIC reconfigurable computer, which is designed specifically for real-time video applications. The window-based integrated debugging environment includes a hardware debug module (the “mole”) that performs the function of a logic analyzer, embedded within the FPGA design, and an easy-to-use software package that facilitates such a hardware/software system. The resource overhead of the hardware module is only 4% of a Virtex XVC1000 FPGA. The approach reported here is not limited to the UltraSONIC architecture, and can easily be modified for other reconfigurable computers.
Theerayod Wiangtong, Chun Te Ewe, Peter Y. K. Cheu
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ISCAS
Authors Theerayod Wiangtong, Chun Te Ewe, Peter Y. K. Cheung
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