200-ps interchip-delay field-programmable MCM for telecommunications

Citation
M. Katayama et al., 200-ps interchip-delay field-programmable MCM for telecommunications, IEICE T FUN, E81A(12), 1998, pp. 2673-2678
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Eletrical & Eletronics Engineeing
Journal title
IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
ISSN journal
0916-8508 → ACNP
Volume
E81A
Issue
12
Year of publication
1998
Pages
2673 - 2678
Database
ISI
SICI code
0916-8508(199812)E81A:12<2673:2IFMFT>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
We have developed a Field-Programmable Multi-Chip Module (FPMCM) whose comp onent is the telecommunication-oriented FPGAs, called PROTEUS. The module c onsists of 3 x 3 PROTEUS FPGAs and its size is 114mm square. Each PROTEUS c hip is mounted on the MCM substrate using Tape Automated Bonding (TAB) tech nology so as to minimize the size of the MCM and the production cost. The i nterconnection topology among the FPGAs is a simple mesh. However, the conn ection can be changed logically because PROTEUS itself has a special inter- I/O bypass resource in it. Using this mechanism, the interchip connection d elay can be reduced without sacrificing the flexibility, compared to the pr evious FPMCM implementation using some other interconnection switches which often have a large propagation delay. The interchip connection delay is 20 0 ps. We have also developed a rapid prototyping system comprising several MCMs, and implemented telecommunication circuits in it.