FPGAs for Software Programmers


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From the Back Cover This book makes powerful Field Programmable Gate Array
(FPGA) and reconfigurable technology accessible to software engineers by
covering different state-of-the-art high-level synthesis approaches (e.g.,
OpenCL and several C-to-gates compilers). It introduces FPGA technology, its
programming model, and how various applications can be implemented on FPGAs
without going through low-level hardware design phases. Readers will get a
realistic sense for problems that are suited for FPGAs and how to implement
them from a software designer’s point of view.  The authors demonstrate that
FPGAs and their programming model reflect the needs of stream processing
problems much better than traditional CPU or GPU architectures, making them
well-suited for a wide variety of systems, from embedded systems performing
sensor processing to large setups for Big Data number crunching.  This book
serves as an invaluable tool for software designers and FPGA design engineers
who are interested in high design productivity through behavioural synthesis,
domain-specific compilation, and FPGA overlays.Introduces FPGA technology to
software developers by giving an overview of FPGA programming models and
design tools, as well as various application examples;Provides a holistic
analysis of the topic and enables developers to tackle the architectural needs
for Big Data processing with FPGAs;Explains the reasons for the energy
efficiency and performance benefits of FPGA processing;Provides a user-
oriented approach and a sense for where and how to apply FPGA technology. Read
more About the Author Dirk Koch is a lecturer in the Advanced Processor
Technologies Group at the University of Manchester. His main research interest
is on run-time reconfigurable systems based on FPGAs, including methods, tools
and applications. Current research projects include database acceleration
using FPGAs based on stream processing as well as reconfigurable instruction
set extensions for CPUs. Dirk was a program co-chair of the FPL2012 conference
and he is a program committee member of many FPGA related conferences and
workshops. He is author of the book “Partial Reconfiguration on FPGAs,” he
holds two patents, and he has (co-)authored over 50 conference and journal
publications. Frank Hannig leads the Architecture and Compiler Design Group in
the CS Department at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
(FAU), Germany, since 2004. He received a diploma degree in an
interdisciplinary course of study in EE and CS from the University of
Paderborn, Germany in 2000 and a Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) in CS from FAU in
2009. His main research interests are the design of massively parallel
architectures, ranging from dedicated hardware to multi-core architectures,
mapping methodologies for domain-specific computing, and architecture/compiler
co-design. Frank has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed
publications. He serves on the program committees of several international
conferences (ARC, ASAP, CODES+ISSS, DATE, DASIP, SAC). Frank is a senior
member of the IEEE and an affiliate member of the European Network of
Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation
(HiPEAC).Daniel Ziener is currently a substitute professor for Cyber-Physical
Systems at the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. From 2010 to
2015, he had led the Reconfigurable Computing Group in the Computer Science
Department at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany.
His main research interests are the usage of partial dynamic reconfiguration
of FPGAs, efficient usage of FPGA structures, design of signal processing FPGA
cores, reliable and fault tolerant embedded systems, as well as security in
FPGA-based systems. Daniel has (co-)authored more than 35 peer-reviewed
publications, holds two patents, and serves as a program committee member of
several international conferences (DATE, FPL, Reconfig, SPL) as well as a
reviewer for several international journals. Read more


Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (June 17, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319264060
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319264066
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

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