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dc.contributor.authorBrogioli, Michael
Radosavljevic, Predrag
Cavallaro, Joseph R. 2012-06-12T21:29:21Z 2012-06-12T21:29:21Z 2006-11-01
dc.identifier.citation M. Brogioli, P. Radosavljevic and J. R. Cavallaro, "A General Hardware/Software Co-design Methodology for Embedded Signal Processing and Multimedia Workloads," 2006.
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a hardware/software co-design methodology for partitioning real-time embedded multimedia applications between software programmable DSPs and hardware based FPGA coprocessors. By following a strict set of guidelines, the input application is partitioned between software executing on a programmable DSP and hardware based FPGA implementation to alleviate computational bottlenecks in modern VLIW style DSP architectures used in embedded systems. This methodology is applied to channel estimation firmware in 3.5G wireless receivers, as well as software based H.263 video decoders. As much as an 11x improvement in runtime performance can be achieved by partitioning performance critical software kernels in these workloads into a hardware based FPGA implementation executing in tandem with the existing host DSP.
dc.description.sponsorship Nokia Inc.
dc.description.sponsorship Texas Instruments
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
Embedded systems
dc.title A General Hardware/Software Co-design Methodology for Embedded Signal Processing and Multimedia Workloads
dc.type Conference paper Center for Multimedia Communication
dc.citation.location Pacific Grove, CA
dc.citation.conferenceName 40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
dc.citation.conferenceDate 2006
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dc.citation.firstpage 1486
dc.citation.lastpage 1490

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