Design methodologies and tools for heterogeneous platforms
- Speaker: Prof Roger Woods (Queen's University of Belfast)
- Host: Steve Furber
- 15th November 2006 at 14:15 in 1.5
The latest generation of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are becoming established as the centerpiece of FPGA-centric embedded Digital Signal Processing (DSP) platforms. The heterogeneous nature of these devices leads to very particular system design requirements which are not addressed by current approaches in the areas of rapid multiprocessor application development of System-on-Chip (SoC) design. The talk describes a novel FPGA-centric system design approach developed at the University which achieves rapid application deployment, platform portability and embedded optimization via algorithm level transformation. In addition a number of applications are explored including an MPEG2.0 implementation and a physical synthesis-based design of a musical instrument.