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A method for processing data in a configurable unit having a multidimensional cell arrangement a switching table is provided, the switching table including a controller and a configuration memory. Configuration strings are transmitted from the switching table to a configurable element of the unit to establish a valid configuration. A configurable element writes data into the configuration memory. The controller of the switching table recognizes individual records as commands and may execute the recognized commands. The controller may also recognize and differentiate between events and execute a action in response thereto. In response to an event, the controller may move the position of a pointer, and if it has received configuration data rather than commands for the controller, sends the configuration data to the configurable element defined in the configuration data. The controller may send a feedback message to the configurable element. The configurable element may recognize and analyze the feedback message. An configurable element may transmit data into the configuration memory of the switching table.

Title
Process for automatic dynamic reloading of data flow processors (dfps) and units with two-or-three-dimensional programmable cell architectures (fpgas, dpgas, and the like)
Application Number
9/613217
Publication Number
6477643 (B1)
Application Date
July 10, 2000
Publication Date
November 5, 2002
Inventor
Robert Münch
Karlsruhe
US
Martin Vorbach
Karlsruhe
US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
US
Assignee
PACT
US
IPC
G06F 9/00
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