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Multi-channel Hardware/Software Codesign on a Software Radio Platform

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dc.contributor.author Bales, Jason M.
dc.creator Bales, Jason M.
dc.date 2008-12-04
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-29T20:41:41Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2009-01-29T20:41:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-29T20:41:41Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3400
dc.description.abstract Software Defined Radios (SDRs) are growing in popularity in our increasingly multi- standard wireless world. As a result, platforms have been developed to provide powerful and flexible SDR implementations. These platforms tend towards a heterogeneous mix of software (SW) and hardware (HW) components, requiring HW/SW codesign to be an integral part of SDR development. Previous work in the area of SDR codesign has focused on finding optimal HW/SW partitions of a physical layer design that minimize the latency of a single channel. The purpose of this research is to provide a new focus for SDR codesign, that of multi-channel HW/SW codesign. These codesign efforts focus on maximizing the number of simultaneous transmission channels that can run on a codesign SDR platform. A method for deriving models that represent the HW/SW components and the interface between them is presented. The results of this method are general equations describing the HW/SW timing constraints for a multi-channel implementation. An application of the method and models is provided in a Codesign Decision Engine (CDE) that takes as inputs characteristics of a case-study platform, and outputs a predicted number for transmission channel capacity for both a baseline and improved impelmenation. The method and models are verified by actual application performance on the platform under test.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Codesign en_US
dc.subject Software en_US
dc.subject Radio en_US
dc.subject Multi-Channel en_US
dc.subject Interface en_US
dc.subject Utilization en_US
dc.title Multi-channel Hardware/Software Codesign on a Software Radio Platform en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Electrical Engineering en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Electrical Engineering en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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