Software environment for WASMII: A data driven machine with a virtual hardware

Xiao Yu Chen, Xiao Ping Ling, Hidcharu Amano

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Abstract

A data driven computer WASMII which exploits dynamically reconfigurable FPGAs based on a virtual haxdwaxe has been developed. This paper presents a software system which automatically generates a configuration data for FPGAs used in the WASMII. In this system, an application program is edited as a dataflow graph with a user interface, and divided into a set of subgraphs each of them is corresponding to the configuration data of an FPGA chip. These subgraphs axe translated into program modules described in a hardware description language called the SFL. From the SFL programs, a logic synthesis tool PARTHENON generates a net-list of logic circuits for the subgraphs. Finally, the net-list is translated again for the Xilinx’s CAD system: and the configuration data is generated. Here, the ordinary differential equation solver is presented as an example, and the number of gates is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField-Programmable Logic
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Synthesis and Applications - 4th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1994, Proceedings
EditorsReiner W. Hartenstein, Michal Z. Servit
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages208-219
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540584193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Event4th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1994 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 1994 Sep 71994 Sep 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume849 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1994
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period94/9/794/9/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chen, X. Y., Ling, X. P., & Amano, H. (1994). Software environment for WASMII: A data driven machine with a virtual hardware. In R. W. Hartenstein, & M. Z. Servit (Eds.), Field-Programmable Logic: Architectures, Synthesis and Applications - 4th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1994, Proceedings (pp. 208-219). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 849 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-58419-6_91