Architecture And Synthesis For Dynamically Reconfigurable Asynchronous Fpgas
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The current slowdown in CMOS technology scaling presents opportunities for architectural innovation, in particular augmentation of general purpose processors with specialized units. Self-timed field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are attractive in this space because of their high throughput, robustness, and modularity. In my thesis, I present an architecture for a dynamically reconfigurable asynchronous field-programmable gate array, describe efforts to limit the overheads of asynchronous communication in the context of 3D integration, and develop an asynchronous-aware toolflow for mapping designs to the FPGA.
Crawford,Barbara A; Batten,Christopher; Albonesi,David H.
Ph. D., Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
dissertation or thesis