Morphous (Dynamic-sized) Partial Reconfiguration¶
|Feb 6, 2020
Traditional partital reconfiguration (PR) is limited to using fix-sized PR regions. With one particular static bitstream, users are restricted to only have few pre-defined PR regions. If you wish to extend the PR region size, a whole chip reprogram is needed to burn a new static bitstream.
This practice is suggested by FPGA vendors, and there are reasons behind it.
However, during our experiment, we found that it is possible to have dynamic-sized PR regions with one static design. The mechanism is quite straightforward with some simple hacks.
I will use a MicroBlaze-based design to demonstrate the approach with a VCU118 board. Stay tuned.