Frame-based Modeling for Automatic Synthesis of FPGA-Software Defined Radio

Abstract : Software Defined Radio (SDR) is now becoming a ubiquitous concept to describe and implement Physical Layers (PHYs) of wireless systems. Moreover, even though the FPGA is expected to play a key role in SDR, describing a PHY at the Register-Transfer-Level (RTL) requires tremendous efforts. This paper introduces a novel methodology to rapidly implement PHYs for SDR. The work relies upon High-Level Synthesis tools and dataflow modeling in order to infer an efficient RTL control unit for the application. The proposed software-based over-layer partly handles the complexity of programming an FPGA and integrates reconfigurable features. It consists essentially of a Domain-Specific Language (DSL) combined to a DSL-Compiler. An IEEE 802.11a transceiver has been explored via this approach in order to show the flexibility features.
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Ganda Stephane Ouedraogo, Matthieu Gautier, Olivier Sentieys. Frame-based Modeling for Automatic Synthesis of FPGA-Software Defined Radio. 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, Jun 2014, Oulu, Finland. pp.203-208. ⟨hal-01070549⟩

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