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Compositional technique for synthesising multi-phase regular arrays

Manjunathaiah, Manju and Megson, Graham M. (2002) Compositional technique for synthesising multi-phase regular arrays. In: IEEE international conference on application-specific systems, architectures and processors: proceedings. IEEE, pp. 7-16. ISBN 0769517129

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASAP.2002.1030700


We describe a high-level design method to synthesize multi-phase regular arrays. The method is based on deriving component designs using classical regular (or systolic) array synthesis techniques and composing these separately evolved component designs into a unified global design. Similarity transformations are applied to component designs in the composition stage in order to align data flow between the phases of the computations. Three transformations are considered: rotation, reflection and translation. The technique is aimed at the design of hardware components for high-throughput embedded systems applications and we demonstrate this by deriving a multi-phase regular array for the 2D DCT algorithm which is widely used in many video communications applications.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Circuit CAD, data handling, discrete cosine transforms high level synthesis, logic arrays, system-on-chip, systolic arrays, video signal processing, 2D DCT algorithm, component designs, compositional technique, computation phases, data flow alignment, hardware component design, high-level design method, high-throughput embedded systems, multi-phase regular array synthesis, reflection transformations, regular array synthesis techniques, rotation transformations, separately evolved component designs, similarity transformations, systolic array synthesis techniques, translation transformations, unified global design, video communications applications
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:5725
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 16:04
Last Modified:19 Oct 2009 16:17

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