This paper provides an introduction to the use of re-configurable FPGA devices on a PMC or IP mezzanine module as an alternative to dedicated DSP hardware.
The development time, cost, and ease with which DSP solutions can be deployed has improved considerably since the introduction of high performance FPGA components from companies such as Xilinx® and Altera®. Modern FPGA devices now offer extensive support for DSP applications. In this paper, we will discuss these advances, current trends for implementing DSP applications, available development tools, and the benefits of using FPGAs for DSP.[Continue reading →]