Title page for ETD etd-03212008-151346

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Zhang, Chen
Author's Email Address zhangc@vt.edu
URN etd-03212008-151346
Title An ECA-Based ZigBee Receiver
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Athanas, Peter M. Committee Chair
Buehrer, Richard Michael Committee Member
Martin, Thomas L. Committee Member
Reed, Jeffrey Hugh Committee Member
  • Software Defined Radio
  • ECA
  • Dataflow Machine
  • ZigBee Receiver
Date of Defense 2008-02-01
Availability unrestricted
Element CXI's Elemental Computing Array (ECA) delivers faster reconfiguration time and higher computational density than Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) with similar computational power. It provides higher computational power than Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) with similar power consumption and price. It also utilizes a library-based graphical development environment promoting ease of use and fast development. In this thesis, the design and implementation of a ZigBee receiver on an Element CXI ECA-64 platform is presented. The ZigBee receiver is evaluated through simulations and implementation on an ECA device. During the design and implementation of the ZigBee receiver, some design experience and tips are concluded. The design methodology on the ECA is studied in detail to assure the implementation’s correctness, since the methodology of the ECA is different from that of other platforms.
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