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The Role Of Simulation In Top Down Distributed Signal Processor Design
Author(s): Kevin L. Flanagan; Leon K. Woo
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Paper Abstract

Military radar systems require complex and adaptive signal processing to achieve optimum performance. In addition to this performance requirement is the need for high system reliability. A signal processing architecture that is modular and programmable has been a critical requirement for many years. The approach used to meet this requirement necessitates the use of identical VLSI/VHSIC components. The task of evaluating a design is normally accomplished by breadboarding. However, this can not be done until the IC's have been developed. An obvious alternative is to simulate the system at the register-transfer and or gate level. This method has been used in the past but is limited to system fragments due to the excessive storage and CPU time required. In order to validate advanced radar signal processor hardware, software, and firmware, a digital simulation tool has been developed which allows the system designer to evaluate alternatives with minimum effort, storage, and execution time. The top-down design procedure is utilized to guide the user from system requirements to final system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959243
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin L. Flanagan, Raytheon Company (United States)
Leon K. Woo, Northeastern University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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