TitleVirtual wires: a technology for massive multi-FPGA systems
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom 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."