Design Automation for Embedded Systems

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 341–364 | Cite as

Reprogrammable Platforms for High-Speed Data Acquisition

  • J. Ludvig
  • J. McCarthy
  • S. Neuendorffer
  • S. R. Sachs


Complex embedded systems that do not target mass marketsoften have design and engineering costs that exceed production costs. Oneexample is the triggering and data acquisition system (DAQ) integrated intohigh-energy physics experiments. Parameterizable and reprogrammable architecturesare natural candidates as platforms for specialized embedded systems likehigh-speed data acquisition systems. In order to facilitate the design ofspecialized embedded systems, design strategies and tools are needed thatgreatly increase the efficiency of the design process. End-user programmabilityof reprogrammable platforms is essential, because system designers, withouttraining in low-level programming languages, are required to change the basedesign, compare designs, and generate configuration data for the reprogrammableplatforms. This paper presents a methodology for designing and evaluatinghigh-speed data acquisition systems using reprogrammable platforms.


Data Acquisition System Designer Design Process Production Cost Programming Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ludvig
    • 1
  • J. McCarthy
    • 2
  • S. Neuendorffer
    • 3
  • S. R. Sachs
    • 3
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley
  2. 2.Agile Design, Inc.Walnut Creek
  3. 3.EECS DepartmentU.C. BerkeleyBerkeley

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