What if merging connection and switch boxes -an experimental revisit on FPGA architectures

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems
Pages1295-1299
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume2

Conference

Title2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems
PlaceChina
CityChengdu
Period27 - 29 June 2004

Abstract

In this paper we proposed a new FPGA architecture using the Connection-Switch Box (CS-Box). It is based on the symmetric-array FPGA architecture and combines the Connection Box and the Switch Box. Two algorithms are designed to build the switches inside CS-Boxes, one for logic pins and the other for pad pins. After theoretical analysis and comparison, we conducted extensive experiments on MCNC benchmark circuits and made comparison between symmetric-array FPGAs and the proposed FPGA architecture on channel widths, circuit delays and switch numbers. By using the CS-Box structure the switch number of the connection boxes can be reduced by up to 11.81% with small penalty of increasing the channel width and the circuit delay by 0.38% and 2.34% on average respectively.

Research Area(s)

  • Connection Box, FPGA Architecture, Switch Box

Citation Format(s)

What if merging connection and switch boxes -an experimental revisit on FPGA architectures. / Zhou, Catherine L.; Cheung, Ray C. C.; Wu, Yu-Liang.

2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems. Vol. 2 2004. p. 1295-1299.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review