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Flexible programmable logic module

United States Patent

November 27, 2001
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The circuit module of this invention is a VME board containing a plurality of programmable logic devices (PLDs), a controlled impedance clock tree, and interconnecting buses. The PLDs are arranged to permit systolic processing of a problem by offering wide data buses and a plurality of processing nodes. The board contains a clock reference and clock distribution tree that can drive each of the PLDs with two critically timed clock references. External clock references can be used to drive additional circuit modules all operating from the same synchronous clock reference.
Robertson; Perry J. (Albuquerque, NM), Hutchinson; Robert L. (Albuquerque, NM), Pierson; Lyndon G. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 439,104
November 12, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.