The research described in this paper shows how the runtime relocation of a reconfigurable component can be obtained using a system component that is able to update the bitstream information, moving the reconfigurable module in the desired position. This scenario defines the so-called partial bitstream relocation activity. This paper proposes a relocation filter that can be implemented both as a hardware and a software component. The former is hosted in the static part of the reconfigurable architecture, while the latter is made to be run on the processor placed on the field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The proposed approach has also been validated over different FPGAs, i.e., Virtex II Pro, Virtex 4, and Virtex 5, proposing a runtime relocation support that can be customized to meet all the different constraints associated with these different target architectures.

Internal and external bitstream relocation for partial dynamic reconfiguration

SPOLETINI, PAOLA
2009

Abstract

The research described in this paper shows how the runtime relocation of a reconfigurable component can be obtained using a system component that is able to update the bitstream information, moving the reconfigurable module in the desired position. This scenario defines the so-called partial bitstream relocation activity. This paper proposes a relocation filter that can be implemented both as a hardware and a software component. The former is hosted in the static part of the reconfigurable architecture, while the latter is made to be run on the processor placed on the field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The proposed approach has also been validated over different FPGAs, i.e., Virtex II Pro, Virtex 4, and Virtex 5, proposing a runtime relocation support that can be customized to meet all the different constraints associated with these different target architectures.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS
Embedded system; field-programmable gate array (FPGA); reconfigurable computing.
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