Rapid model-based prototyping tool for SDR on a RC platform

Shaun Katz*, Simon Winberg, Amit Mishra

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)

Abstract

Graphical visualisation, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and reuse of intellectual property are established methods for increasing the speed and productivity of FPGA system design. Many commercial EDA products for FPGA development use graphical visualisation of Hardware Description Language (HDL) code to assist engineers. However, these tools usually don't abstraction clock or bus signals. Furthermore, reuse of HDL modules tends to involve much time spent connecting a range of commonly understood connectors for the module to work; automating these connection tasks could save time and simplify designs. This paper presents a model-based rapid prototyping tool for use in SDR on a reconfigurable computing platform. The tool will facilitate a novice developer or researcher to develop and experiment with SDR processing applications deployed on a FPGA platform. A prototype version of this tool, which integrates with Xilinx EDK, is presented in this paper together with results of testing the tool by implementing an example FM receiver chain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 2nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, PDGC 2012
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages711-715
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2925-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2922-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 2nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, PDGC 2012 - Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Duration: 06 Dec 201208 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2012 2nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, PDGC 2012

Conference

Conference2012 2nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, PDGC 2012
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityWaknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Period06 Dec 201208 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • High Level Abstraction
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Software Defined Radio

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