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EPSRC Reference: EP/C549481/1
Title: PLATFORM: Field-Programmable Logic for Custom Computing
Principal Investigator: Luk, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Mencer, Dr OP Cheung, Professor P Constantinides, Professor GA
Kelly, Professor P
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Department: Computing
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Platform Grants (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 June 2005 Ends: 31 May 2010 Value (£): 422,827
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
System on Chip
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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This platform grant aims to extend our work in the field of field-programmable logic for custom computing. Fieldprogrammable logic is digital hardware that can be programmed, like software, to run a variety of different tasks. Custom computing is the theory and practice of customising computational tasks to run faster, with lower power consumption, and in less area, than could be achieved with a general purpose processor.We wish to build on our strengths in this field, by exploring three themes.1. The trade-off between programmability and power consumption. We would like to be able to design systems that have very low power consumption for a given degree of programmability or, conversely, very high programmability, for a given level of power consumption.2. Engineering adaptable systems. We would like to automate the design of systems containing programmable hardware that is re-programmed to take on new functionality during run-time.3. Unifying design and verification. We would like to be able to design such systems within a framework that provides some guarantees on whether our design is correct, by combining automatic testing of the design, with mathematical methods that can prove the correctness of the design.
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