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Guide to using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for application-specific digital signal processing performance
Author(s): Gregory Ray Goslin
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Paper Abstract

FPGAs have become a competitive alternative for high performance DSP applications, previously dominated by general purpose DSP and ASIC devices. This paper describes the benefits of using an FPGA as a DSP co-processor, as well as, a stand-alone DSP engine. Two case studies, a Viterbi decoder and a 16-tap FIR filter are used to illustrate how the FPGA can radically accelerate system performance and reduce component count in a DSP application. Finally, different implementation techniques for reducing hardware requirements and increasing performance are described in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2914, High-Speed Computing, Digital Signal Processing, and Filtering Using Reconfigurable Logic, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255830
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Gregory Ray Goslin, Xilinx, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2914:
High-Speed Computing, Digital Signal Processing, and Filtering Using Reconfigurable Logic
John Schewel; Peter M. Athanas; V. Michael Bove; John Watson, Editor(s)

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