An emulation system of the WASMII: A data driven computer on a virtual hardware

Yuichiro Shibata, Xiao Ping Ling, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

WASMII is a virtual hardware system which exploits dynamically reconfigurable FPGAs with a data driven control mechanism. In this paper, an emulation system of the WASMII is proposed and designed. A virtual hardware mechanism is emulated by using two FPGAs which can be on-the-fly partial reconfiguration. In the system, all configuration data which is not activated is stored in the off-chip backup RAMs and loaded into the FPGA on demand as well as virtual memory. The control units of this system are synthesized with approximately 1,500 gates from a VHDL description, and analyzed by a simulation tool. Through the analysis, it is shown that by making the best use of the hardware table and register structure tailored to each application, the system works at 10 MHz. Executing results of simple non-linear system simulation are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages55-64
Number of pages10
Volume1142
ISBN (Print)9783540617303
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event6th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1996 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 1996 Sep 231996 Sep 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1142
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other6th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1996
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period96/9/2396/9/25

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  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Shibata, Y., Ling, X. P., & Amano, H. (1996). An emulation system of the WASMII: A data driven computer on a virtual hardware. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1142, pp. 55-64). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1142). Springer Verlag.