Scaling prospect of optically differential reconfigurable gate array VLSIs

Minoru Watanabe, Takenori Shiki, Fuminori Kobayashi

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Dynamic reconfigurable devices present new computational paradigms because programmable devices' activity and performance can be improved dramatically by increasing its reconfiguration frequency. Therefore, this paper presents designs of optically differential reconfigurable gate array (ODRGA) VLSIs using 0.18 μm and 0.35 μm CMOS process technologies. Although they are a type of programmable gate array, they can be reconfigured optically in nanoseconds. This paper also discusses future scaling prospects of ODRGA-VLSIs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • Holographic memories
  • Optical configuration
  • Programmable logic devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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