Reconfigurable Computing

From FPGAs to Hardware/Software Codesign

  • João M. P. Cardoso
  • Michael Hübner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. João M. P. Cardoso, Michael Hübner
    Pages 1-6
  3. Reiner Hartenstein
    Pages 7-34
  4. Ioannis Sourdis, Georgi N. Gaydadjiev
    Pages 35-52
  5. Arnaud Grasset, Paul Brelet, Philippe Millet, Philippe Bonnot, Fabio Campi, Nikolaos S. Voros et al.
    Pages 53-90
  6. Georgi Kuzmanov, Vlad Mihai Sima, Koen Bertels, José Gabriel F. de Coutinho, Wayne Luk, Giacomo Marchiori et al.
    Pages 91-115
  7. Eberhard Schüler, Ralf König, Jürgen Becker, Gerard Rauwerda, Marcel van de Burgwal, Gerard J. M. Smit
    Pages 117-147
  8. Christian Gamrat, Jean-Marc Philippe, Chris Jesshope, Alex Shafarenko, Labros Bisdounis, Umberto Bondi et al.
    Pages 149-184
  9. Kim Grüttner, Philipp A. Hartmann, Andreas Herrholz, Frank Oppenheimer
    Pages 185-210
  10. Tapani Ahonen, Timon D. ter Braak, Stephen T. Burgess, Richard Geißler, Paul M. Heysters, Heikki Hurskainen et al.
    Pages 211-237
  11. Stephan Wong, Luigi Carro, Mateus Rutzig, Debora Motta Matos, Roberto Giorgi, Nikola Puzovic et al.
    Pages 239-259
  12. João M. P. Cardoso, Pedro C. Diniz, Zlatko Petrov, Koen Bertels, Michael Hübner, Hans van Someren et al.
    Pages 261-289
  13. João M. P. Cardoso, Michael Hübner
    Pages 291-292
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

About this book


As the complexity of modern embedded systems increases, it becomes less practical to design monolithic processing platforms.  As a result, reconfigurable computing is being adopted widely for more flexible design.  Reconfigurable Computers offer the spatial parallelism and fine-grained customizability of application-specific circuits with the postfabrication programmability of software.  To make the most of this unique combination of performance and flexibility, designers need to be aware of both hardware and software issues.  FPGA users must think not only about the gates needed to perform a computation but also about the software flow that supports the design process. The goal of this book is to help designers become comfortable with these issues, and thus be able to exploit the vast opportunities possible with reconfigurable logic.

Focuses on both hardware and software systems

Treats FPGAs as computing vehicles rather than glue-logic or ASIC substitutes

Assembles broad set of models for exploiting FPGA parallelism

Demonstrates how to use and manage reconfiguration

Provides broad set of case studies demonstrating how to use FPGAs in novel and efficient ways




Design Automation Embedded Systems FPGA Reconfigurable Architecture Reconfigurable Computing Reconfigurable Processors Reconfigurable embedded processors SoC System on Chip

Editors and affiliations

  • João M. P. Cardoso
    • 1
  • Michael Hübner
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Institut für Technik der, InformationsverarbeitungKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0060-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0061-5
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