Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 0127-9084)
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Title:A VHDL Module Generator for Fast Prototyping of Multimedia ASICS
Auhtor(s): Mohamed Khalil Hani ,Kah Hoe Koay ,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 0127-9084)
Volume:13, No 1
Keywords:VHDL, module generator, design entry, EDA, CAD, rapid-prototyping, parameterized, JPEG decoder
Abstract:This paper presents an electronic design automation (EDA) software for generating synthesizable VHDL modules for hardware applications of multimedia data processing. The tool provides a rapid-prototyping design environment by enabling dynamic storage and retrieval of reusable modules, parameterized design entry, hierarchical design exploration, list-based component interface insertion, and block diagram view of designs. This produces a design environment, which enables fast design development cycle by improving design productivity to meet the fast evolving standards of multimedia formats. A test case design of a JPEG decoder has been built using the tool. Implementation of the design in FPGA has proven the capability of the tool in handling large and complex designs.

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