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26 August 1999 Some applications for the PLDSP (tm) reconfigurable signal processor
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The PLDSP is a reconfigurable computing and signal processing architecture. It uses FPGA technology to allow custom signal processing functions to be implemented which can run at rates comparable to real-time dedicated hardware but with easy software-based reconfiguration. Using this methodology, some kinds of algorithms can be made to perform at speeds many times faster than a general purpose computer or even a DSP chip. Depending on the amount of parallelism, processing speeds can easily be in the range of billions of operations per second. It may also be used for rapid prototyping and development of IP which may eventually be implemented in custom ASIC devices. This paper describes the key features of the PLDSP board and several plug in modules. Several applications from signal and image processing are described and their implementation, performance, and resource usage are reviewed.
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Randall L. Luck "Some applications for the PLDSP (tm) reconfigurable signal processor", Proc. SPIE 3844, Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs for Computing and Applications, (26 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.359543
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