Artifact Details

Title

Virtual wires: a technology for massive multi-FPGA systems

Catalog Number

102624743

Type

Moving Image

Date

1994-12-02

Credits

Agarwal, Anant

Publisher

University Video Communications

Identifying Numbers

Other number GB10

Duration

00:72:16

Format

Digital Betacam

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a fast growing technology that enable the implementation of reconfigurable logic systems. A mosaic of a few hundred FPGAs can implement customized computing platforms for many applications whose performance can outstrip even that of supercomputers. This lecture discusses a new compilation technology called VirtualWires, which uses a discrete timing algorithm and a multiplexing methodology to enable the construction of scalable and cost-effective multi-FPGA systems. This lecture overviews the fundamentals of FPGAs and the multi-FPGA opportunity, and presents the VirtualWires approach, taking examples from logic emulation."

Category

Lecture

Subject

CAD; Agarwal, Anat; VLSI; FPGA; architecture; Virtual Machine Works; supercomputer

Series Title

University Video Communications: Distinguished Lectures

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013