Zhejiang Daxue Xuebao (Gongxue Ban)/Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science)

Parameterized abstract model for reconfigurable systems

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Through summarizing the general features of reconfigurable architectures, a reconfigurable architecture model, e.g. hierarchical-parameterized model, was presented in order to make the algorithm mapping and design space exploration method independent on any concrete reconfigurable architecture. This general-purpose and hierarchical model consists of 4 parts. From top to bottom they are top structure, block structure, element structure and functional structure, where each part represents a structure level. With the corresponding parameters set into the description items, this model can describe the hierarchical architecture of target system, which is crucial to performance. The proposed parameterized model was applied to two domain representative components, in which one is dynamic system and the other is static one. The results showed that both these two cases can be described with this four-level model from top to down, which shows the good extensibility and universality of this modeling method.