1st Edition

Reconfigurable System Design and Verification

    288 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Reconfigurable systems have pervaded nearly all fields of computation and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Reconfigurable System Design and Verification provides a compendium of design and verification techniques for reconfigurable systems, allowing you to quickly search for a technique and determine if it is appropriate to the task at hand. It bridges the gap between the need for reconfigurable computing education and the burgeoning development of numerous different techniques in the design and verification of reconfigurable systems in various application domains.

    The text explains topics in such a way that they can be immediately grasped and put into practice. It starts with an overview of reconfigurable computing architectures and platforms and demonstrates how to develop reconfigurable systems. This sets up the discussion of the hardware, software, and system techniques that form the core of the text. The authors classify design and verification techniques into primary and secondary categories, allowing the appropriate ones to be easily located and compared. The techniques discussed range from system modeling and system-level design to co-simulation and formal verification. Case studies illustrating real-world applications, detailed explanations of complex algorithms, and self-explaining illustrations add depth to the presentation.

    Comprehensively covering all techniques related to the hardware-software design and verification of reconfigurable systems, this book provides a single source for information that otherwise would have been dispersed among the literature, making it very difficult to search, compare, and select the technique most suitable. The authors do it all for you, making it easy to find the techniques that fit your system requirements, without having to surf the net or digital libraries to find the candidate techniques and compare them yourself.

    Introduction to Reconfigurable Computing

    Why Reconfigurable Computing?

    What is Reconfiurable Computing?

    From Codesign to Reconfiguration

    Reconfiguration Technology

    Reconfiguration Tools and Platforms

    Design and Verification Methodologies

    Application Examples


    FPGA Technology and Dynamic Reconfiguration

    FPGA Overview

    The Configuration Bitstream

    2.3 FPGA Families and Models

    2.4 Configuration Conventions and File Formats

    A Bird's Eye View on Reconfigurable Systems

    Reconfiguration Characterization


    Reconfigurable Hardware Design


    Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures

    Scheduling Techniques


    Operating System for Reconfigurable Systems

    Motivation for OS4RS

    Requirements for OS4RS

    Layered Architecture for OS4RS

    OS4RS Examples


    Dynamic Reconfigurable Systems Design Flows

    System Design Flows

    Reconfigurable System Design Flow: Structure and Implementation

    The hardware Side of the Ddesign Flow


    Reconfigurable System Verification

    System-Level Verification Techniques

    Hardware-Software Coverification

    Reconfigurable System Simulation Frameworks

    Perfecto Framework


    Dynamically Partially Reconfigurable System Design Implementation

    Partial Reconfiguration on Xilinx Virtex Family FPGAs

    Early Access Partial Reconfiguration Design Flow

    Creating Partially Reconfigurable Hardware Design

    Software-Controlled Partially Reconfigurable Design

    Operating System for Reconfigurable Systems



    Pao-Ann Hsiung, Marco D. Santambrogio, Chun-Hsian Huang