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Linear QR Architecture for a Single Chip Adaptive Beamformer

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Lightbody, G, Walke, R, Woods, R and McCanny, J (2000) Linear QR Architecture for a Single Chip Adaptive Beamformer. The Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, 24 (1). pp. 67-81. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/g16m8r3891451g78/

DOI: DOI: 10.1023/A:1008118711904

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a novel single chip adaptive beamformer capable of performing 50 Gflops, (Giga-floating-point operations/second). The core processor is a QR array implemented on a fully efficient linear systolic architecture, derived using a mapping that allows individual processors for boundary and internal cell operations. In addition, the paper highlights a number of rapid design techniques that have been used to realise this system. These include an architecture synthesis tool for quickly developing the circuit architecture and the utilisation of a library of parameterisable silicon intellectual property (IP) cores, to rapidly develop detailed silicon designs.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:VLSI, systolic arrays, QR, RLS, mapping
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
ID Code:12268
Deposited By:Dr Gaye Lightbody
Deposited On:17 Apr 2012 09:48
Last Modified:17 Apr 2012 09:48

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