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High-Level Synthesis for Real-Time Digital Signal Processing

  • Jan Vanhoof
  • Karl Van Rompaey
  • Ivo Bolsens
  • Gert Goossens
  • Hugo De Man

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 11-58
  4. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 59-115
  5. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 116-146
  6. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 147-179
  7. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 180-232
  8. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 233-255
  9. Jan Vanhoof, Karl Van Rompaey, Ivo Bolsens, Gert Goossens, Hugo De Man
    Pages 256-282
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-302

About this book

Introduction

High-Level Synthesis for Real-Time Digital Signal Processing is a comprehensive reference work for researchers and practicing ASIC design engineers. It focuses on methods for compiling complex, low to medium throughput DSP system, and on the implementation of these methods in the CATHEDRAL-II compiler.
The emergence of independent silicon foundries, the reduced price of silicon real estate and the shortened processing turn-around time bring silicon technology within reach of system houses. Even for low volumes, digital systems on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are becoming an economically meaningful alternative for traditional boards with analogue and digital commodity chips.
ASICs cover the application region where inefficiencies inherent to general-purpose components cannot be tolerated. However, full-custom handcrafted ASIC design is often not affordable in this competitive market. Long design times, a high development cost for a low production volume, the lack of silicon designers and the lack of suited design facilities are inherent difficulties to manual full-custom chip design.
To overcome these drawbacks, complex systems have to be integrated in ASICs much faster and without losing too much efficiency in silicon area and operation speed compared to handcrafted chips. The gap between system design and silicon design can only be bridged by new design (CAD). The idea of a silicon compiler, translating a behavioural system specification directly into silicon, was born from the awareness that the ability to fabricate chips is indeed outrunning the ability to design them. At this moment, CAD is one order of magnitude behind schedule. Conceptual CAD is the keyword to mastering the design complexity in ASIC design and the topic of this book.

Keywords

ASIC Signal analog architecture bridge complexity computer-aided design (CAD) development digital signal processing digital signal processor integrated circuit production signal processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Vanhoof
    • 1
  • Karl Van Rompaey
    • 1
  • Ivo Bolsens
    • 1
  • Gert Goossens
    • 1
  • Hugo De Man
    • 1
  1. 1.IMEC vzwUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2222-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5134-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2222-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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