PROTEUS-Lite project: Dedicated to developing a telecommunication-orientedFPGA and its applications

Citation
T. Miyazaki et al., PROTEUS-Lite project: Dedicated to developing a telecommunication-orientedFPGA and its applications, IEEE VLSI, 8(4), 2000, pp. 401-414
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Eletrical & Eletronics Engineeing
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS
ISSN journal
1063-8210 → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
401 - 414
Database
ISI
SICI code
1063-8210(200008)8:4<401:PPDTDA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
This paper describes a project dedicated to developing an improved (in term s of usability) version of our previous telecommunication-oriented field pr ogrammable gate array (FPGA), and its applications, To achieve this goal, w e adopt several challenging design strategies. First, we determine the new FPGA architecture based on a quantitative evaluation carried out to optimiz e the interaction between the FPGA and CAD algorithms. In addition, we crea te a new chip design environment that allows semi-automatic test pattern ge neration and cross-checking between logic and layout design. Furthermore, a dedicated CAD system is developed based on a consideration of the evaluati on results and the characteristics of the FPGA, As a result of these design strategies, the FPGA and CAD system are well-balanced, and even though the FPGA has very rich routing resources, the routing process can be finished quickly without sacrificing application-circuit performance. The FPGA is ap plied to several reconfigurable systems for telecommunications, and is foun d to offer the required functions and good performance.