Algorithm-architecture mapping for custom DSP chips

Christoph Loeffler, Adriaan Ligtenberg, George S. Moschytz

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In the design of custom VLSI chips for digital signal processing (DSP) applications, a good algorithm-architecture mapping is critical to achieve efficiency and high performance. It is shown how an efficient mapping can be derived not only by adapting an architecture to a given algorithm, but also by changing the algorithm's description in a systematic way. A tool under development to support the designer in this procedure is described. Its graphical interface allows a flexible description of the algorithm. The tool can be used on different hierarchy levels and is capable of working on a combination of levels (mixed levels) as well. Besides these algorithm transformations, it performs the simulation of algorithms and scheduling of DSP algorithms on parallel hardware architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9517212402
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310


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