DESERVE IMS Hardware Demo

At the Institute of Microelectronic Systems a method of connecting an FPGA development board with the ADTF software framework was implemented and demonstrated using an exemplary algorithm.

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DESERVE: IMS rapid prototyping demonstrator for hardware-software-connection
M.Sc. Florian Giesemann, Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guillermo Payá Vayá, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Blume

The Institute of Microelectronic Systems (IMS) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover is working in the field of algorithms and hardware architectures for digital signal processing for applications with highest demands.

The development of complex algorithms is often performed in an iterative process, where the algorithm is run and the behavior is observed in order to evaluate the performance and quality. These observations are used to tweak algorithmic parameters and the process is repeated until the algorithm meets its specification.

Pure software implementations of complex algorithms usually run slow, delaying the design process. Therefore, the possibility to use hardware implementations in early design stages speeds up the development process.

At the Institute of Microelectronic Systems a method of connecting an FPGA development board with the ADTF software framework was implemented and demonstrated using an exemplary algorithm. This method allows implementing high demanding parts of algorithms in hardware that can be controlled by the ADTF software environment. The use of hardware blocks in the algorithm speeds up the processing and therefore supports the development of complex algorithms.