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FPGA CONFIGURATION DATA MANIPULATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009446D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-26

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Roger May Alan McKenzie

Abstract

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).