LEUVEN, Belgium --- Infineon Technologies AG, has joined a research program on reconfigurable systems organized by independent research organization IMEC.
Within the program, IMEC and Infineon will collaborate in developing an optimized architecture targeted at Infineon's key application areas, the organizations said. Special attention is to be paid to the architectural requirements for the platform to enable ease of programming and hardware/software multitasking.
"The combination of Infineon's expertise in platforms and technologies and IMEC's programming infrastructure assets for seamless hardware/software multitasking in reconfigurable computing platforms, will result in easy-to-use heterogeneous reconfigurable systems targeting future needs," said Rudy Lauwereins, vice president of IMEC's design division.
The first demonstrator developed in this program is based on Xilinx Virtex-II fine grain reconfigurable hardware components and alread y constitutes a basic version of a HW/SW multitasking operating system in combination with an interconnect network for inter-task communication.
It is being showcased at the DATE conference in Munich.