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Gallium arsenide vector processor for high-performance digital signal processor applications
Author(s): Martin E. Tanenhaus; Moti Barkan; Alex Genusov
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Paper Abstract

Results are presented of the feasibility study for the GaAs DSP implementation and are compared with previously reported designs. This processor will be incorporated into an insertion module and demonstrates that GaAs DSP replacement modules, reduced to multichip package size, can achieve critical signal processing functions in a typical RF seeker system. Architectural features are offered that effectively make it a high-speed MIMD processor with more than a ten-fold performance advantage over its silicon counterpart. This radar system design provides the compatibility to realize hundreds of megahertz of effective signal bandwidth and precision of performance required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21004
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Martin E. Tanenhaus, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Moti Barkan, ZORAN Corp. (United States)
Alex Genusov, ZORAN Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1291:
Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications
Mark P. Bendett; Daniel H. Butler; Arati Prabhakar; Andrew C. Yang, Editor(s)

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