07928761 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 228 patents.

Some embodiments provide an IC with configuration context switchers. The IC includes several configurable circuits, each of which configurably performs one of several operations at any given time, based on the configuration data set that it receives at that time. The IC includes several storage circuits for storing several configuration data sets for each of the configurable circuits. The IC also includes a context switching interconnect circuit for switchably connecting the configurable circuit to different sets of storage circuits to receive different sets of configuration data sets. The context switcher includes one or more stages for re-timing the data coming from the configuration storage elements. The stages can include interconnect circuitry or storage circuitry. Some embodiments build one of the stages in the configuration data storage elements. Some embodiments encode the configuration data bits and hence utilize a decoder in the context switcher to decode the encoded configuration data.

Title
Configuration context switcher with a latch
Application Number
12/206718
Publication Number
7928761 (B2)
Application Date
September 8, 2008
Publication Date
April 19, 2011
Inventor
Trevis Chandler
San Francisco
CA, US
Jason Redgrave
Mountain View
CA, US
Martin Voogel
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Adeli & Tollen
Assignee
Tabula
CA, US
IPC
H03K 17/693
H03K 19/173
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