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A reconfigurable processor chip has a mixture of reconfigurable arithmetic cells and logic cells for higher effective utilization than a standard FPGA. The reconfigurable processor includes a standard microprocessor such as an embedded RISC processor. Many different types of interfaces are used to interface between the embedded processor and the reconfigurable portions of the chip, thus allowing for the fastest interface between standard processor code and configurable "hard-wired" functions. A configuration memory stack is provided, allowing for nearly instantaneous reconfiguration. if desired, configuration planes can be shared between ALU function configuration and bus interconnect configuration, allowing more efficient use of stack memory.

Title
Integrated processor and programmable data path chip for reconfigurable computing
Application Number
8/884380
Publication Number
5970254
Application Date
June 27, 1997
Publication Date
October 19, 1999
Inventor
Dale Wong
855 35th Ave., San Francisco, 94121
CA, US
Christopher E Phillips
5888 Assis Ct., San Jose, 95138
CA, US
Laurence H Cooke
25399 Spanish Ranch Rd., Los Gatos, 95030
CA, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
IPC
G06F 15/76
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