Dynamically Reconfigurable Logic LSI--PCA-1: The First Realization of the Plastic Cell Architecture

Hideyuki ITO  Ryusuke KONISHI  Hiroshi NAKADA  Kiyoshi OGURI  Minoru INAMORI  Akira NAGOYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.5   pp.859-867
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Reconfigurable Computing)
reconfigurable computing,  autonomous reconfigurability,  asynchronous circuit design,  

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This paper describes the realization of a dynamically reconfigurable logic LSI based on a novel parallel computer architecture. The key point of the architecture is its dual-structured cell array which enables dynamic and autonomous reconfiguration of the logic circuits. The LSI was completed by successfully introducing two specific features: fully asynchronous logic circuits and a homogeneous structure, only LUTs are used.