Special Issue Article
CGRA - A New Paradigm for Reconfigurable Computing
In recent years, there are an increasing number of surveys and many conferences being focused on Reconfigurable Computing. Many energy-efficient reconfigurable architectures and mapping algorithms have been proposed which provides high speed and energy saving by low power consumption. Also reduced size and component count results in low cost along with improved time-to-market, and improved flexibility and upgradability. Coarse Grained Reconfigurable hardware are mostly stressed due to their operator level CFBs, word level data paths, powerful and very area-efficient data path routing switches, promising for achieving energy-efficient flexible designs for an application domain. In this paper we focus on important aspects in the research and development of CGRAs.