Rapid Implementation and Optimisation of DSP Systems on SoPC Heterogeneous Platforms

John McAllister, Roger Woods, Darren Reilly, Scott Fischaber, R. Hasson

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The emergence of programmable logic devices as processing platforms for digital signal processing applications poses challenges concerning rapid implementation and high level optimization of algorithms on these platforms. This paper describes Abhainn, a rapid implementation methodology and toolsuite for translating an algorithmic expression of the system to a working implementation on a heterogeneous multiprocessor/field programmable gate array platform, or a standalone system on programmable chip solution. Two particular focuses for Abhainn are the automated but configurable realisation of inter-processor communuication fabrics, and the establishment of novel dedicated hardware component design methodologies allowing algorithm level transformation for system optimization. This paper outlines the approaches employed in both these particular instances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modelling and Simulation
EditorsTimo Hamalainen, Andy Pimentel, Jarmo Takala, Stamatis Vassiliadis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-26969-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes In Computer Science


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