A Frame-Based Domain-Specific Language for Rapid Prototyping of FPGA-Based Software Defined Radios

Abstract : The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology is expected to play a key role in the development of software-defined radio (SDR) platforms. As this technology evolves, low-level designing methods for prototyping FPGA-based applications did not change throughout the decades. In the outstanding context of SDR, it is important to rapidly implement new waveforms to fulfill such a stringent flexibility paradigm. At the current time, different proposals have defined, through softwarebased approaches, some efficient methods to prototype SDR waveforms in a processor-based running environment. This paper describes a novel design flow for FPGA-based SDR applications. This flow relies upon high-level synthesis (HLS) principles and leverages the nascent HLS tools. Its entry point is a domain-specific language (DSL) which handles the complexity of programming an FPGA and integrates some SDR features so as to enable automatic waveform control generation from a data frame model. Two waveforms (IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11a) have been designed and explored via this new methodology, and the results are highlighted in this paper.
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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SpringerOpen, 2014, pp.13. 〈10.1186/1687-6180-2014-164〉
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Ganda Stephane Ouedraogo, Matthieu Gautier, Olivier Sentieys. A Frame-Based Domain-Specific Language for Rapid Prototyping of FPGA-Based Software Defined Radios. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SpringerOpen, 2014, pp.13. 〈10.1186/1687-6180-2014-164〉. 〈hal-01084788〉

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