DESIGNING VLSI SIGNAL PROCESSING CHIPS USING DATA DEPENDENCE GRAPHS.

J. V. McCanny, J. G. McWhirter, S. Y. Kung

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Abstract

The highly structured nature of many digital signal processing operations allows these to be directly implemented as regular VLSI circuits. This feature has been successfully exploited in the design of a number of commercial chips, some examples of which are described. While many of the architectures on which such chips are based were originally derived on heuristic basis, there is an increasing interest in the development of systematic design techniques for the direct mapping of computations onto regular VLSI arrays. The purpose of this paper is to show how the the technique proposed by Kung can be readily extended to the design of VLSI signal processing chips where the organisation of computations at the level of individual data bits is of paramount importance. The technique in question allows architectures to be derived using the projection and retiming of data dependence graphs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
Issue number1987 /32
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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