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A method which permits self-synchronization of elements to be synchronized. Synchronization is neither implemented nor managed by a central entity. By shifting synchronization into each element, more synchronization tasks can also be performed simultaneously, because independent elements no longer interfere with one another when accessing the central synchronization entity. In a module with a two- or multi-dimensionally arranged programmable cell structure, each configurable element can access the configuration and status register of other configurable elements over an interconnecting structure and thus can have an active influence on their function and operation. The configuration can thus be accomplished by a load logic from a processing array.

Title
Method of self-synchronization of configurable elements of a programmable module
Application Number
9/369653
Publication Number
6542998 (B1)
Application Date
August 6, 1999
Publication Date
April 1, 2003
Inventor
Robert Münch
Karlsruhe
US
Martin Vorbach
Karlsruhe
US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
US
Assignee
PACT
US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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