Journal of Electrical Engineering : Volume 18 / 2018 - Edition : 2

Reducing reconfiguration overheads of a reconfigurable dynamic system using active run-time prediction

digital appliances
The performance of the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is largely affected by its reconfiguration overheads. For a dynamic system in which the nature of the system is unpredictable at design-time, these overheads are expensive in terms of performance. To reduce these overheads, architecture along with two algorithms is proposed which dynamically predicts and schedules the configuration. As a result, the time reconfiguration overhead is reduced to improve the performance. In most cases, the scheduling result obtained exactly matches with the system whose configurations are fetched from HS memory. This could be the near maximum achievable performance for any FPGA architecture, executing a dynamic application.
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