Date Added: Nov 2011
It is often seen that the available knowledge base within an organisation influences the selection of the design platform. The two major contenders for signal processing hardware platforms are DSP processor and FPGA. DSP processor offers high compute intensive complete embedded product where as FPGA offers high flexibility to a System on Programmable Chip (SoPC) designer for proof of concept at formative stage of the system design leading to manufacturable prototype at a later stage before the final ASIC implementation. The constraint aware design brings forth many challenges in terms of cost, size, memory, performance and time to market.