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Design Transformation from a Single-Core to a Multi-Core Architecture Targeting Massively Parallel Signal Processing Algorithms



OtsikkoComputing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio
ToimittajatWaqar Hussain, Jari Nurmi, Jouni Isoaho, Fabio Garzia
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-319-49679-5
ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-49678-8
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa


This chapter describes single-core and multi-core platforms that are reconfigurable and heterogeneous by design and are specifically targeted to accelerate computationally intensive signal processing algorithms mostly used in software-designed radio applications. The signal-core accelerator architectures are tightly integrated with a C programmable processor core while the backbone of communications and control in multi-core architecture is a network-on-chip. The platforms were instantiated multiple times for different proof-of-concept application scenarios. The single- and multi-core platforms were subjected to self-aware dynamic frequency scaling while being prototyped for a field programmable gate array device. The performance of the platforms was measured and estimated in terms of many basic and high-level metrics and comparisons with other state-of-the-art platform are established for design evaluation.