An Open Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Signal Processing Applications

Abstract : Embedded real-time applications in communication systems have significant timing constraints, thus requiring multiple computation units. Manually exploring the potential parallelism of an application deployed on multi-core architectures is greatly time-consuming. This paper presents an open source Eclipse-based framework which aims to facilitate the exploration and development processes in this context. The framework includes a generic graph editor (Graphiti), a graph transformation library (SDF4J) and an automatic mapper/scheduler tool with simulation and code generation capabilities (PREESM). The input of the framework is composed of a scenario description and two graphs, one graph describes an algorithm and the second graph describes an architecture. The rapid prototyping results of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) algorithm on a multi-core digital signal processor illustrate both the features and the capabilities of this framework.
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Maxime Pelcat, Jonathan Piat, Matthieu Wipliez, Jean François Nezan, Slaheddine Aridhi. An Open Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Signal Processing Applications. EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, SpringerOpen, 2009, vol 2009, pp14. ⟨hal-00429312⟩

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