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Precision-Wise Architectural Synthesis of DSP Circuits
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Microelectronics
Information
Abstract
This paper addresses the combination of wordlength optimization and architectural synthesis as a single design task, aiming at reducing the area of FPGA implementations. These two well-known design tasks are commonly applied sequentially. On one hand, wordlength optimization¿s goal is to find the fixed-point format of signals that minimizes cost. On the other hand, architectural synthesis optimizes the architecture of the implementation of an algorithm. These two tasks are highly interdependent, since the wordlength minimization depends on the architecture and the architectural synthesis final output depends on the initial signal wordlengths. By combining them, a wider exploration of the design space can be performed. A fine-grain combined wordlength optimization and architectural synthesis based on the use of simulated annealing is presented. The optimizer is tuned for DSP algorithms and is able to simultaneously optimize in terms of implementation area and output noise, thus leading to significant improvements. A complete comparison between the traditional sequential approach and the proposed combined approach is provided. Area improvements of up to 21% are reported.
International
Si
Congress
European Signal Processing Conference
960
Place
Aalborg (Dinamarca)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2076-1465
Start Date
23/08/2010
End Date
27/08/2010
From page
1
To page
5
Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO'10
Participants
  • Autor: Gabriel Caffarena Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Carreras Vaquer (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Laboratorio de Sistemas Integrados (LSI)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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