MEMS optically differential reconfigurable gate array

Hironobu Morita, Minoru Watanabe

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Abstract

Demands for fast dynamic reconfiguration for programmable devices have increased because the fast dynamic reconfiguration can increase the number of functions on a gate array. This paper presents a proposal of a novel optically differential reconfigurable gate array architecture with a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirror array that enables high-speed reconfiguration by exploiting large-bandwidth optical connections between the MEMS mirror array and a programmable gate array. The MEMS mirror array is used as a holographic memory. Four configuration contexts can be programmed electrically and dynamically onto the MEMS mirror array as holographic memory information. A configuration procedure is executed by switching of both a laser array and a MEMS mirror array. This experiment has demonstrated a four-context 9 ns microelectromechanical reconfiguration for a programmable gate array.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2009
Pages119-122
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2009 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Dec 25 2009Dec 27 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period12/25/0912/27/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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