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Design for Custom DSP Hardware

Design of programmable and custom digital signal processors, and realization of DSP algorithms in specialized architectures. Features of programmable DSPs such as data stationary and time-stationary coding, MAC and ACS ALUs, circular buffers.Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processors. Applications of graph theory and passivity theory to map DSPalgorithms to custom structures: SFGs, DFGs, retiming, folding and unfolding, lattice and orthogonal filters, scheduling and allocation, systolic architectures. Optimization with respect to number of hardware units, speed (sample period and latency), VLSI area, power consumption and performance (quantization effects). Special CAD tools and languages for rapid prototyping. Case studies and programming exercises.

3 credits. Prerequisites: ECE 310 and ECE 251

Course Code: ECE 417

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