Fabric-based systems: model, tools, applications.

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A Fabric Based System is a parameterized cellular architecture in which an array of computing cells communicates with an embedded processor through a global memory . This architecture is customizable to different classes of applications by funtional unit, interconnect, and memory parameters, and can be instantiated efficiently on platform FPGAs . In previous work, we have demonstrated the advantage of reconfigurable fabrics for image and signal processing applications . Recently, we have build a Fabric Generator, a Java-based toolset that greatly accelerates construction of the fabrics presented in. A module-generation library is used to define, instantiate, and interconnect cells' datapaths ... continued below

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Wolinski, C. (Christophe); Gokhale, M. (Maya) & McCabe, K. P. (Kevin P.) January 1, 2003.

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A Fabric Based System is a parameterized cellular architecture in which an array of computing cells communicates with an embedded processor through a global memory . This architecture is customizable to different classes of applications by funtional unit, interconnect, and memory parameters, and can be instantiated efficiently on platform FPGAs . In previous work, we have demonstrated the advantage of reconfigurable fabrics for image and signal processing applications . Recently, we have build a Fabric Generator, a Java-based toolset that greatly accelerates construction of the fabrics presented in. A module-generation library is used to define, instantiate, and interconnect cells' datapaths . FG generates customized sequencers for individual cells or collections of cells . We describe the Fabric-Based System model, the FG toolset, and concrete realizations offabric architectures generated by FG on the Altera Excalibur ARM that can deliver 4.5 GigaMACs/s (8/16 bit data, Multiply-Accumulate) .

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  • Submitted to: Conference FCCM 2003, IEEE Symposium On Field-programmable Custom, Computing Machines

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Wolinski, C. (Christophe); Gokhale, M. (Maya) & McCabe, K. P. (Kevin P.). Fabric-based systems: model, tools, applications., article, January 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927102/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.