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Reconfigurable Systems

  • Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
  • Monica Magalhães Pereira
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter aims to explain the basics of reconfigurable systems. It starts with a basic explanation on how these architectures work, their main principles, and where the gains come from. After that, this chapter gives an overview on the classification of reconfigurable systems, which includes granularity, instruction types and coupling. Following this discussion, several and different examples of architectures that have been used both in the academy and in the industry are shown. They are presented according to the classification studied in the previous sections of this same chapter. Finally, a brief overview on recent dataflow machines is given, as their structure is very similar to some of the reviewed reconfigurable systems.

Keywords

Code Analysis Register File Instruction Type Very Long Instruction Word Reconfigurable System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
    • 1
  • Monica Magalhães Pereira
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de InformáticaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática e Matemática AplicadaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do NorteNatalBrazil

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