Partial reconfiguration offers countless benefits across multiple industries. It can be an important component to any design or application—allowing designers more capabilities and resources than meets the eye.

Partial reconfiguration is the ability to reconfigure select areas of an FPGA anytime after its initial configuration. You can do this while the design is operational and the device is active (known as active partial reconfiguration) or when the device is inactive in shutdown mode (known as static partial reconfiguration).

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Fourth Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.