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Reconfigurable hardware accelerator for embedded DSP
Author(s): Keith Reeves; Ken Sienski; Calvin Field
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Paper Abstract

Many DSP applications require dedicated hardware to achieve acceptable levels of performance. This is particularly true of real-time applications that have strict timeline requirements on processing throughput and latency. This paper outlines an FPGA-based reconfigurable processor architecture targeted to embedded DSP applications. The processor core consists of a high gate count FPGA multichip module (MCM) supplemented with four dedicated floating point multipliers. A dual port data memory provides a 480 Mbyte/sec channel to the processor and a 240 Mbyte/sec channel to the external interface. Coefficient memories are also included for static look-up table storage. A configuration bit stream loaded from non-volatile memory or an external source is used to program the FPGA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2914, High-Speed Computing, Digital Signal Processing, and Filtering Using Reconfigurable Logic, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255831
Show Author Affiliations
Keith Reeves, Pentek Inc. (United States)
Ken Sienski, Red River Engineering (United States)
Calvin Field, Red River Engineering (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 Jr.; John Watson, Editor(s)

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