Patent Number: 6,297,667

Title: Circuits and sequences for enabling remote access to and control ofnon-adjacent cells in a locally self-reconfigurable processing systemcomposed of self-dual processing cells

Abstract: Particular configurations of collections of cells within a locallyself-reconfigurable processing system to allow remote configurationoperations to be performed from within the system. The behavior of theseconfigurations, and how they enable remote access to and control ofnon-adjacent cells is described. Also disclosed are particularconfigurations which can be used to create copies of themselves, therebyextending their area of control. Sequences of configuration steps whichuse, build, modify and extend the disclosed configurations are alsodescribed, including particular sequences useful for building large-scalecircuits within the system.

Inventors: Macias; Nicholas J. (Salt Lake City, UT)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013