FPGA CONFIGURATION DATA MANIPULATION
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-26
The number of programming bits required to configure a PPGA array is considerable (> 1 x IO6 bits). The number of bits is likely to increase as devices get larger (quoted gate counts approach 1 million gates) due to process improvements. This causes the following problems, increased external configuration memory requirements leading to high- er cost, increased PCB area and increased configura- tion time (time taken to download data from exter- nal memory).