Abstract

A behavioral-level simulator designed for FIRST, a silicon compilation system for digital signal processing, is implemented in the Ada* programming language. The simulator accepts as input a digital signal processing system description written for the FIRST ([ast Implementation of aealtime ~ignal transforms) silicon compiler, and provides an interactive post-processing signal trace facility. The simulator is a time-driven simulator which contains a FIRST description language parser, a subset of the FIRST primitives, and the capacity for maintaining a full history of all signals in the system. The primitives in the FIRST description language are common to digital signal processing systems (e.g., add, word delay) and are used in the construction of higher order operators (e.g., Complex-to-Magnitude operator). This provides for a hierarchical description and design environment. Ada was selected as the implementation language in part because of the current effort to establish the Ada-like VHDL language as the DOD standard for hardware description. The FIRST description of the Complex-to-Magnitude operation is simulated.

Graduation Date

1988

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Petrasko, Brian E.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences

Format

PDF

Pages

92 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0025766

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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