Effective reconfigurable design: The FASTER approach
Paper i proceeding, 2014

While fine-grain, reconfigurable devices have been available for years, they are mostly used in a fixed functionality, "asic-replacement" manner. To exploit opportunities for flexible and adaptable run-time exploitation of fine grain reconfigurable resources (as implemented currently in dynamic, partial reconfiguration), better tool support is needed. The FASTER project aims to provide a methodology and a tool-chain that will enable designers to efficiently implement a reconfigurable system on a platform combining software and reconfigurable resources. Starting from a high-level application description and a target platform, our tools analyse the application, evaluate reconfiguration options, and implement the designer choices on underlying vendor tools. In addition, FASTER addresses micro-reconfiguration, verification, and the run-time management of system resources. We use industrial applications to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework and identify new opportunities for reconfigurable technologies.


Dionisios N. Pnevmatikatos

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

T. Becker

Imperial College London

A. Brokalakis

Georgi Gaydadjiev

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datorteknik

W. Luk

Imperial College London

Kyprianos D. Papadimitriou

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Ioannis Papaefstathiou

D. Pau

STMicroelectronics, Geneva

O. Pell

Maxeler Technologies

Christian Pilato

Politecnico di Milano

M. D. Santambrogio

Politecnico di Milano

Donatella Sciuto

Politecnico di Milano

D. Stroobandt

Universiteit Gent

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

0302-9743 (ISSN)

Vol. 8405 318-323


Data- och informationsvetenskap