Efficient architectures for streaming applications

Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, P.T. Wolkotte, M.D. van de Burgwal, P.M. Heysters

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    Abstract

    This presentation will focus on algorithms and reconfigurable tiled architectures for streaming DSP applications. The tile concept will not only be applied on chip level but also on board-level and system-level. The tile concept has a number of advantages: (1) depending on the requirements more or less tiles can be switched on/off, (2) the tile structure fits well to future IC process technologies, more tiles will be available in advanced process technologies, but the complexity per tile stays the same, (3) the tile concept is fault tolerant, faulty tiles can be discarded and (4) tiles can be configured in parallel. Because processing and memory is combined in the tiles, tasks can be executed efficiently on tiles (locality of reference). There are a number of application domains that can be considered as streaming DSP applications: for example wireless baseband processing (for HiperLAN/2, WiMax, DAB, DRM, DVB), multimedia processing (e.g. MPEG, MP3 coding/decoding), medical image processing, color image processing, sensor processing (e.g. remote surveillance cameras) and phased array radar systems. In this presentation the key characteristics of streaming DSP applications are highlighted, and the characteristics of the processing architectures to efficiently support these types of applications are addressed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationDynamically Reconfigurable Architectures
    EditorsP. Athanas, J. Becker, G. Brebner, J. Teich
    Place of PublicationSchloss Dagstuhl, Germany
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Pages1-7
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)1862-4405
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2006

    Publication series

    NameDagstuhl Seminar Proceedings
    PublisherInternationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum fuer Informatik (IBFI)
    Number2
    Volume06141
    ISSN (Print)1862-4405

    Keywords

    • METIS-238259
    • EWI-7680
    • IR-66541
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/001908

    Cite this

    Smit, G. J. M., Kokkeler, A. B. J., Wolkotte, P. T., van de Burgwal, M. D., & Heysters, P. M. (2006). Efficient architectures for streaming applications. In P. Athanas, J. Becker, G. Brebner, & J. Teich (Eds.), Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures (pp. 1-7). (Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings; Vol. 06141, No. 2). Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).