System Expert en TOPIC'er Mike Looijmans was uitgenodigd om in februari jl. te spreken tijdens de Embedded World Conference 2020. Vanwege het coronavirus is de presentatie niet doorgegaan maar zijn paper is nu beschikbaar om te downloaden.
In het artikel 'From design to run-time' deelt Mike Looijmans zijn visie op een praktische benadering van reconfiguratie.
Abstract: From design to run-time: a practical approach for reconfiguration
Devices combining multiple CPUs, GPUs, co-processors and FPGA fabric on a single chip or module have been around for a while. All these components need programming and are reconfigurable which means that their function can be altered in various ways at run-time. This paper will explain how to do that in practical examples. Free yourself from the limits of the classic boot sequence where the bootloader configures the pins and programs the FPGA and drowns the system configuration in virtual concrete. In small steps, make your system adapt itself, allowing access to a broader range of applications while also reducing the maintenance on board and device support. This paper focuses on the tools and infrastructure available today to actually put this technology to work.