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Can reconfigurability be achieved only in Virtex?

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can reconfigurability be achieved only in Xilinx's virtex-|| pro processor..
 

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Any FPGA can be reconfigured anytime by simply downloading another bitstream into it.
Perhaps you meant something else by "reconfigurability"?
 

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Re: spartan n virtex

yes,i meant run time reconfigurability..is there a difference in partial and full or dynamic reconfigurability
 

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I haven't heard the words "full" or "dynamic" applied to reconfiguration. I suppose "full" could be an ordinary config of the whole chip. However, "partial" reconfiguration is a special feature.

Here's the first paragraph of the ISE 8.1i "Development System Reference Guide" chapter "Partial Reconfiguration":

Partial Reconfiguration is compatible with the following device families:
- Virtex, Virtex-E
- Virtex-II
- Virtex-II Pro/X
- Virtex-4 /FX/LX/SX
- Spartan-II, Spartan-IIE
- Spartan-3, Spartan-3E, Spartan-3L


Here's the online version:
**broken link removed**
 

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Re: spartan n virtex

ok.is there nothing as dynamic reconfigurabililty.i ve seen papers on dynamically reconfigurable fpga's
 

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