Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

By using reconfigurable hardware, the algorithmic flexibility of software can be combined with the high-speed of dedicated hardware. To demonstrate this, a reconfigurable computing card that interfaces to a PC via the ISA bus was designed, implemented, and tested. Three separate algorithms were developed using VHDL. Software was created to measure to algorithms' performance running on the reconfigurable hardware as compared to equivalent software routines executing on the PC. Significant performance advantages were observed, demonstrating the prominent capabilities of reconfigurable computing.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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