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AN AUTOMATED PROGRAMMING TOOL FOR FPGA-BASED RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27444
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27444
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
X Engineering Software
2608 Sweetgum Dr Apex, NC 27502
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: AN AUTOMATED PROGRAMMING TOOL FOR FPGA-BASED RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEMS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS (FPGAS) AND FIELD PROGRAMMABLE INTERCONNECT DEVICES (FPIDS) HAVE THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE THOUSANDS OF LOGIC GATES ON A SMALL BOARD IN WHICH THE INTERCONNECTIONS CAN BE COMPLETELY REARRANGED WITHIN MILLISECONDS WITHOUT MANUAL EFFORT. USING FPGAS AND FPIDS, IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE BOARD FOR A PC THAT CAN ACT AS A FAX, ISDN INTERFACE, LAN INTERFACE, VIDEO COMPRESSOR, COPROCESSOR, OR ANY OTHER FUNCTION THAT CAN BE BUILT USING LOGIC GATES. A MAJOR OBSTACLE TO USING A PRACTICAL RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEM IS THE LACK OF SOFTWARE TOOLS TO AID IN DESIGNING APPLICATIONS TO RUN ON SUCH SYSTEMS. THIS RESEARCH WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING A TOOL FOR MAPPING LOGIC DESIGNS TO ARBITRARY RECONFIGURABLE ARCHITECTURES. THIS SOFTWARE TOOL WILL USE NEW TECHNIQUES FROM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND NEURAL NETWORKS TO AUTOMATE THE SEARCH FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS. FLEXIBILITY WILL BE BUILT IN SO IT CAN BE USED WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF FPGAS, FPIDS, AND INTERCONNECTION ARRANGEMENTS. SUCH A TOOL INCREASES THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEMS, WHICH INCREASES THE NUMBER OF SUCH SYSTEMS SOLD.

Principal Investigator:

David E Van Den Bout
9193871302

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

X Engineering Software
2608 Sweetgum Dr Apex, NC 27502

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No