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KIET SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING &

TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPICATIONS
PRESENTATION ON

Chameleon Chips



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ROLL NO:-1102914016
NAME :-Amita
SEMESTER :-6th
SECTION :-B
Chameleon Chips
Introduction.
Chameleon Processor.
Technology used in chip.
Comparison with other Technologies.
Advantages.
Disadvantages.
Conclusion.

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chameleon Chips
A reconfigurable processor is a microprocessor with
erasable hardware that can rewire itself dynamically.
This allows the chip to adapt effectively to the
programming tasks demanded by the particular software
they are interfacing with at any given time. Ideally, the
reconfigurable processor can transform itself from a video
chip to a central processing unit (CPU) to a graphics chip,
for example, all optimized to allow applications to run at
the highest possible speed.
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chameleon Processor

A chameleon processor is a reconfigurable microprocessor with erasable hardware
that can rewire itself dynamically.

This allows the chip to adapt effectively to the programming tasks demanded by the
particular software they are interfacing with at any given time.

Reconfigurable processor usually contains several parallel processing
computational units known as functional blocks.

While reconfiguring the chip, the connections inside the functional blocks and the
connections in between the functional blocks are changing,

that means when a particular software is loaded the present hardware design is
erased and a new hardware design is generated by making a particular number of
connections active while making others idle.

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Chameleon Chips
This will define the optimum hardware configuration for that particular
software.

It takes just 20 microseconds to reconfigure the entire processing array.

Reconfigurable processors are currently available from Chameleon
Systems, Billions of Operations (BOPS), and PACT (Parallel Array
Computing Technology).

Among those only Chameleon is providing a design environment, which
allows customers to convert their algorithms to hardware configuration by
themselves.
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Technologies used in chip
eCONFIGURABLE TECHNOLOGY:
This technology reconfigures fabric in one clock cycle
and increases voice/data/video channels per chip. As mentioned
earlier, each Slice can be configured independently. Loading the
Background Plane from external memory requires just 3 sec per
Slice; this operation does not interfere with active processing on
the Fabric. Swapping the Background Plane into the Active Plane
requires just one clock cycle. with eConfigurable Technology;

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C~SIDE Development Tools :
With this software development tool , Chameleon
Systems are providing the ability for the customers to do
the programming themselves thus keeping the secrecy of
their algorithms.
The Chameleon Systems Integrated Development
Environment (C~SIDE) is a complete toolkit for
designing, debugging and verifying RCP designs.
C~Side uses a combined C language and Verilog flow to
map algorithms into the chips reconfigurable processing
fabric (RPF).
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Design Process
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Applications
Wireless Base stations The reconfigurable technology mainly focuses on base
stations and their unpredictable combination of voice and data-traffic. Base-station
infrastructure will have to be adaptive enough to accommodate those requirements.
With a fixed processor the channels must be able to support both simple voice calls
and high-bandwidth data connections

Wireless Local Loop (WLL) Reconfigurable technology is widely applied in
Wireless Local Loops also because of their high processing power, bandwidth and
reconfigurable nature.

High-Performance DSL (Digital Subscriber Line Technology) DSL technology
brings high Bandwidth to homely users.

Software-Defined Radio (SDR) SDR concept is applied in Cell phone Technology


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Advantages
can create customized communications signal processors

increased performance and channel count

can more quickly adapt to new requirements and standards

lower development costs and reduce risk.

Reducing power

Reducing manufacturing cost.

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Disadvantages
Inertia Engineers slow to change
Inertia is the worst problem facing reconfigurable
computing

RCP designs requires comprehensive set of tools

'Learning curve' for designers unfamiliar with reconfigurable
logic
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Conclusion
These new chips called chameleon chips are able to rewire themselves on
the fly to create the exact hardware needed to run a piece of software at the
outmost speed.

Its applications are in, data-intensive Internet, DSP, wireless base-stations,
voice compression, software-defined radio, high-performance embedded
telecom and datacom applications, xDSL concentrators, fixed wireless
local loop, multichannel voice compression, multiprotocol packet and cell
processing protocols. Its advantages are that it can create customized
communications signal processors ,it has increased performance and
channel count, and it can more quickly adapt to new requirements and
standards and it has lower development costs and reduce risk.


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