Non-Volatile Look-up Table Based FPGA Implementations

Lei Xie, Hoang Anh Du Nguyen, Mottaqiallah Taouil, Said Hamdioui, Koen Bertels, Mohammad Alfailakawi

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Many emerging technologies are under investigation to realize alternatives for future scalable electronics. Memristor is one of the most promising candidates due to memrsitor’s non-volatility, high integration density, near-zero standby power consumption, etc. Memristors have been recently utilized in non-volatile memory, neuromorphic system, resistive computing architecture, and FPGA to name but a few. An FPGA typicallyconsists of configurable logic blocks (CLBs), programmableinterconnects, configuration, and block memories. Most of therecent work done was focused on using memristor to build FPGA interconnects and memories. This paper proposes two novel FPGA implementations that utilize memristor-based CLBs and their corresponding automatic design flow. To illustrate the potential of the proposed implementations, they are benchmarked using Toronto 20, and compared with the state-of-the-art in terms of area and delay. The experimental results show that both the area (up to 4.24x) and delay (up to 1.46x) of the novel FPGAs
are very promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication11th IEEE International Design & Test Symposium
EditorsRached Tourki
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-4900-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIDT 2016 : 11th International Design & Test Symposium - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 18 Dec 201620 Dec 2016


ConferenceIDT 2016 : 11th International Design & Test Symposium
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