Adaptive Real-Time Systems and the FPAA

  • Stuart Colsell
  • Reuben Edwards
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2778)


Adaptive real-time systems are often typically considered by design engineers to be a solely digital preserve. However, in recent years analogue technologies such as the Field programmable Analogue Array (FPAA) have been developed to support real-time reconfiguration. These technologies can offer an analogue platform for a vast number of applications requiring adaptive processing and form the subject of this paper. Although in terms of their technology and software/algorithmic support, FPAAs are still in the relative infancy compared with digital techniques, we aim to show their advantages and how present devices can be exploited in real-time applications.


Software Define Radio Analogue Function Capacitor Mismatch Field Programmable Analogue Array Analogue Baseband 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Colsell
    • 1
  • Reuben Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication SystemsLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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