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Hardware Support for Dynamic Reconfiguration in Reconfigurable SoC Architectures

  • Björn Griese
  • Erik Vonnahme
  • Mario Porrmann
  • Ulrich Rückert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3203)

Abstract

Dynamic reconfiguration of digital hardware enables systems to adapt to changing demands of the applications and of the environment. This paper concentrates on a core element of a reconfigurable hardware architecture, which supports a Real-time Operating System in reconfiguring the hardware – the Run-time Reconfiguration (RTR) Manager. The RTR-Manager has been developed to control, monitor and execute dynamic reconfiguration. It enables a fast adaptation of the SoC architecture through context switching between different configurations. Configuration code analysis and observation of the reconfiguration process guarantee a correct reconfiguration and increase the safety of the system. The system was successfully implemented and evaluated by means of the Rapid Prototyping System RAPTOR2000.

Keywords

Hardware Support Dynamic Reconfiguration Reconfigurable System Hardware Module Reconfigurable Hardware 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Björn Griese
    • 1
  • Erik Vonnahme
    • 1
  • Mario Porrmann
    • 1
  • Ulrich Rückert
    • 1
  1. 1.Heinz Nixdorf Institute and Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of PaderbornGermany

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