Versatile PC/FPGA based verification/fast prototyping platform with multimedia applications

Yi Li Lin, Chung-Ping Young, Yuan Jui Chang, Yi Hui Chung, Wen-Yu Su

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Abstract

A PC/FPGA based verification/fast prototyping platform is presented. The FPGA board is connected to the host computer through a PCI interface. The application system software running within Microsoft Windows environment is developed so that all the data generated during simulation can be downloaded and displayed on the host computer. Hence, the system acts like a logic analyzer with very large storage memory. Furthermore, the software provides interfaces and drivers for devices such as USB camera, computer monitor and PC soundcard so that the simulation data can be demonstrated over the host computer in real time. Because multimedia data is usually complicated and the size is huge, design and thorough verification are usually difficult and take lots of time. The proposed system is both versatile and convenient to use and verification of designs for multimedia applications becomes much easier. A MPEG-4 Simple Profile Video Encoder and a 3-D surround sound processor are realized with the proposed system. Both cases can run in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/04
EditorsS. Demidenko, R. Ottoboni, D. Petri, V. Piuri, D.C.T. Weng
Pages1490-1495
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 8
EventProceedings of the 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/04 - Como, Italy
Duration: 2004 May 182004 May 20

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1091-5281

Other

OtherProceedings of the 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/04
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period04-05-1804-05-20

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, Y. L., Young, C-P., Chang, Y. J., Chung, Y. H., & Su, W-Y. (2004). Versatile PC/FPGA based verification/fast prototyping platform with multimedia applications. In S. Demidenko, R. Ottoboni, D. Petri, V. Piuri, & D. C. T. Weng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/04 (pp. 1490-1495). (Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/IMTC.2004.1351348