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An optoelectronic 3-D Field Programmable Gate Array

  • J. Depreitere
  • H. Neefs
  • H. Van Marck
  • J. Van Campenhout
  • R. Baets
  • B. Dhoedt
  • H. Thienpont
  • I. Veretennicoff
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 849)

Abstract

Traditional Field-Programmable Gate Arrays suffer from a lack of routing resources when implementing complex logic designs. This paper proposes two possible improvements to the FPGA structure that could alleviate these problems. We suggest extending the FPGA class to 3-D architectures. The 3-D architectures could be constructed of a stack of optically interconnected 2-D planes. Furthermore, we suggest a hierarchical distribution of routing resources that closely matches the wire length distributions of the intended class of applications.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Depreitere
    • 1
  • H. Neefs
    • 1
  • H. Van Marck
    • 1
  • J. Van Campenhout
    • 1
  • R. Baets
    • 2
  • B. Dhoedt
    • 2
  • H. Thienpont
    • 3
  • I. Veretennicoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Electronics and Information Systems DepartmentUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Information Technology DepartmentUniversity of Ghent ElectronicsGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Applied Physics DepartmentFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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