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A plurality of electronically reconfigurable gate array (ERCGA) logic chips are interconnected via a reconfigurable interconnect, and electronic representations of large digital networks are converted to take temporary actual operating hardware form on the interconnected chips. The reconfigurable interconnect permits the digital network realized on the interconnected chips to be changed at will, making the system well suited for a variety of purposes including simulation, prototyping, execution and computing. The reconfigurable interconnect may comprise a partial crossbar that is formed of ERCGA chips dedicated to interconnection functions, wherein each such interconnect ERCGA is connected to at least one, but not all of the pins of a plurality of the logic chips. Other reconfigurable interconnect topologies are also detailed.

Title
Method of using electronically reconfigurable logic circuits
Application Number
254463
Publication Number
5036473
Application Date
October 4, 1989
Publication Date
July 30, 1991
Inventor
Jon A Batcheller
Newberg
OR, US
Michael R Butts
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston
Assignee
Mentor Graphics Corporation
OR, US
IPC
G06F 16/50
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