High Performance Embedded Computing Handbook: A Systems by David R. Martinez, Robert A. Bond, M. Michael Vai

By David R. Martinez, Robert A. Bond, M. Michael Vai

During the last a number of a long time, purposes permeated by way of advances in electronic sign processing have gone through extraordinary development in functions. The editors and authors of excessive functionality Embedded Computing guide: A platforms standpoint were major individuals to this box, and the rules and methods offered within the instruction manual are bolstered by means of examples drawn from their paintings. The chapters disguise process elements present in today’s HPEC platforms via addressing layout trade-offs, implementation innovations, and methods of the exchange, then solidifying the thoughts with particular HPEC procedure examples. This strategy offers a extra precious studying software, simply because readers find out about those topic components via actual implementation situations drawn from the contributing authors’ personal stories. Discussions include:  Key subsystems and parts Computational features of excessive functionality embedded algorithms and functions Front-end real-time processor applied sciences similar to analog-to-digital conversion, application-specific built-in circuits, box programmable gate arrays, and highbrow property–based layout Programmable HPEC structures expertise, together with interconnection materials, parallel and disbursed processing, functionality metrics and software program structure, and automated code parallelization and optimization Examples of complicated HPEC platforms consultant of tangible prototype advancements program examples, together with radar, communications, electro-optical, and sonar purposes The instruction manual is prepared round a canonical framework that is helping readers navigate in the course of the chapters, and it concludes with a dialogue of destiny tendencies in HPEC platforms. the fabric is roofed at a degree compatible for practising engineers and HPEC computational practitioners and is definitely adaptable to their very own implementation requisites.

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Pulse compression and Doppler filtering are performed to match the data to the waveform used in the radar and to map the data to the Doppler domain [as described by Jim Ward (1994) in the taxonomy of STAP algorithms]. These operations are also qualified as “easy ops” because the arithmetic required involves the product of filter taps against the incoming data. Therefore, a fast multiply-accumulator is sufficient to perform these operations. However, the total computational throughput is typically large and involves many of these regular multiply-accumulators.

Target detection and clustering functions (which sometimes are also combined or followed by target tracking) require a very different processing flow than does front-end filtering or interference nulling described earlier. Since after front-end filtering and interference nulling the data have been expected to only contain signals of interest in the presence of incoherent noise, the processing is much more a function of the expected number of targets (or signals) present. The processing can also be parallelized as a function of, for example, beams, but computation throughput will depend on the number of targets processed.

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