Programmable logic device having a compressed configuration file and associated decompression

  • US 5,563,592 A
  • Filed: 11/22/1993
  • Issued: 10/08/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of programming a programmable logic device, comprising:

  • compressing a configuration file by instructions in a digital computer to generate a compressed configuration file;

    storing said compressed configuration file into a storage device used for programming said programmable logic device;

    decompressing said compressed configuration file to generate a set of configuration data; and

    programming the programmable logic device using said set of configuration data, wherein said storage device comprises electronically programmable read only memory for storing said compressed configuration file andwherein said programmable logic device comprises an electronic decompression circuit to perform said decompression step.

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