Method and Apparatus for Automatic High-Speed Bypass Routing in a Cell Matrix Self-Configurable Hardware System
U.S. Patent #6,577,159
Issued 10 June 2003
Nicholas J. Macias and Murali Dandu Raju
A method and apparatus for enabling individual cells in a Cell Matrix to detect when they have been configured to act as a simple wire, and to bypass their internal logic accordingly. Such bypass conditions result in faster data transmission from input to output. When sets of adjacent cells are each configured to act as a wire, significantly faster transmission of data through the cells can be achieved by this bypass routing. Also disclosed is a means for selectively disconnecting unused inputs from internal logic, thereby further increasing switching speed across cells utilizing this bypass routing.