Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Ballagh, Jonathan Bartlett Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-06192001-112019 Title An FPGA-based Run-time Reconfigurable 2-D Discrete Wavelet Transform Core Degree Master of Science Department Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Athanas, Peter M. Committee Chair Bell, Amy E. Committee Member Jones, Mark T. Committee Member Patterson, Cameron D. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2001-06-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractFPGAs provide an ideal template for run-time reconfigurable (RTR) designs. Only recently have RTR enabling design tools that bypass the traditional synthesis and bitstream
generation process for FPGAs become available. The JBits tool suite is an environment that provides support for RTR designs on Xilinx Virtex and 4K devices. This research
provides a comprehensive design process description of a two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform (DWT) core using the JBits run-time reconfigurable FPGA design tool
suite. Several aspects of the design process are discussed, including implementation, simulation, debugging, and hardware interfacing to a reconfigurable computing platform.
The DWT lends itself to a straightforward implementation in hardware, requiring relatively simple logic for control and address generation circuitry. Through the application
of RTR techniques to the DWT, this research attempts to exploit certain advantages that are unobtainable with static implementations. Performance results of the DWT core are
presented, including speed of operation, resource consumption, and reconfiguration overhead times.
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