To a new hardware design methodology: A case study of the cochlea model

Van Nee, F.D. (2014) To a new hardware design methodology: A case study of the cochlea model.

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Abstract:In this thesis a design methodology based on mathematical transformations and Haskell was investigated with a case study. The topic of the case study was the cochlea model, for which the goal was to design a working implementation of the cochlea model on an FPGA. The case study showed that the mathematical design methodology has advantages like faster development and less error-prone transformations, because the transformations are in mathematical form and can be verified. The CLaSH compiler which takes a subset of Haskell and compiles it into VHDL is very useful in this design methodology as it automates the last step from Haskell to VHDL. The cochlea model in its original form proved to be too large to fit on the selected FPGA. However, a less complex and less precise version of the model, with a reduced number of slices, led to an implementation which could fit on the FPGA.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
INCAS3, Assen, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Embedded Systems MSc (60331)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64835
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