A 1,632 gate-count zero-overhead dynamic optically reconfigurable gate array VLSI

Minoru Watanabe, Fuminori Kobayashi

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Abstract

A Zero-Overhead Dynamic Optically Reconfigurable Gate Array (ZO-DORGA), based on a concept using junction capacitance of photodiodes and load capacitance of gates constructing a gate array as configuration memory, has been proposed to realize a single instruction set computer that requires zero-overhead fast reconfiguration. To date, although the concept and architecture have been proposed and some simulation results of designs have been presented, a ZO-ORGA VLSI chip has never been fabricated. In this paper, the first 1,632 gate-count zero-overhead VLSI chip fabricated using 0.35 um CMOS process technology is presented. The 1,632 ZO-DORGA-VLSI is not only the first prototype VLSI chip; it is also the largest gate-count ORGA. Such a large gate count ORGA had never been fabricated until this study. The performance of ZO-DORGA-VLSI is clarified and discussed using experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconfigurable Computing
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures and Applications - Second International Workshop, ARC 2006, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages268-273
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540367086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2006 - Delft, United States
Duration: Mar 1 2006Mar 3 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3985 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDelft
Period3/1/063/3/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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