Demand for fast dynamic reconfiguration has increased since dynamic reconfiguration can accelerate the performance of implementation circuits. Such dynamic reconfiguration requires two important features: fast reconfiguration and numerous reconfiguration contexts. However, fast reconfiguration and numerous reconfiguration contexts share a trade-off relation on current VLSIs. Therefore, Optically Reconfigurable Gate Arrays (ORGAs) have been developed to resolve this dilemma. An ORGA architecture allows many configuration contexts by exploiting the large storage capacity of a holographic memory and fast reconfiguration using wide-bandwidth optical connections between a holographic memory and a programmable gate array VLSI. In addition, Dynamic Optically Reconfigurable Gate Arrays (DORGAs) using a photodiode memory architecture have already been developed to realize a high-gate-density VLSI. Therefore, this article presents the first demonstration of a nanosecond-order configuration of a nine-context DORGA architecture. Moreover, this article presents a proposal of a reconfiguration period adjustment technique to control each reconfiguration period to its best setting.
|Journal||ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|
- Field programmable gate arrays
- Holographic memory
- Optically reconfigurable gate arrays
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)