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International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing
Volume 2018, Article ID 6831901, 15 pages
Research Article

FPGA Implementation of Reconfigurable Finite State Machine with Input Multiplexing Architecture Using Hungarian Method

Department of ECE, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India

Correspondence should be addressed to P. Aruna Priya;

Received 25 July 2017; Revised 27 October 2017; Accepted 16 November 2017; Published 10 January 2018

Academic Editor: Michael Hübner

Copyright © 2018 Nitish Das and P. Aruna Priya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The mathematical model for designing a complex digital system is a finite state machine (FSM). Applications such as digital signal processing (DSP) and built-in self-test (BIST) require specific operations to be performed only in the particular instances. Hence, the optimal synthesis of such systems requires a reconfigurable FSM. The objective of this paper is to create a framework for a reconfigurable FSM with input multiplexing and state-based input selection (Reconfigurable FSMIM-S) architecture. The Reconfigurable FSMIM-S architecture is constructed by combining the conventional FSMIM-S architecture and an optimized multiplexer bank (which defines the mode of operation). For this, the descriptions of a set of FSMs are taken for a particular application. The problem of obtaining the required optimized multiplexer bank is transformed into a weighted bipartite graph matching problem where the objective is to iteratively match the description of FSMs in the set with minimal cost. As a solution, an iterative greedy heuristic based Hungarian algorithm is proposed. The experimental results from MCNC FSM benchmarks demonstrate a significant speed improvement by 30.43% as compared with variation-based reconfigurable multiplexer bank (VRMUX) and by 9.14% in comparison with combination-based reconfigurable multiplexer bank (CRMUX) during field programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation.