Proc. SPIE. 4867, Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs and Reconfigurable Processors for Computing and Communications IV
KEYWORDS: Logic, Switches, Field programmable gate arrays, Computer programming, Signal processing, Process control, Electronics engineering, Multiplexers, System integration, Asynchronous transfer mode
This paper shows how a reconfigurable ATM switch (RECATS) has been implemented on a single VIRTEX FPGA, present in the Field Programmable Port Extender board (FPX). The switch architecture is outlined and the FPX platform is described in detail. Finally, the modifications applied to the FPX components and the methodology used to validate the reconfigurable switch are explained.