Improving the throughput of flexible-precision DSPS via algorithm transformation

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Abstract

In this paper, we have presented a systematic technique to improve throughput of signal/image processing algorithms when implemented on flexible precision hardware. Many image/signal processing algorithms need 8-16 bit precision while the DSPs available are of much higher precision (32 bit). Significant performance gain can be obtained if multiple low precision computations can be performed in one cycle of a high precision DSP. We have proposed a framework based on algorithm transformation techniques of unfolding and retiming to systematically map low precision algorithms onto high precision DSPs. The improvement in throughput obtained by this framework is linearly related to the ratio of precision used by the processor and that required by the algorithm. The efficacy of this technique has been demonstrated on a IIR filter. We have also established some theoretical bounds on the maximum throughput that can be achieved using the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3069-3072
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780344286, 9780780344280
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event1998 23rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 12 1998May 15 1998

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume5
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other1998 23rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/12/985/15/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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