Issue No. 03 - Fall (1996 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/54.536091
The successful Rapid Prototyping of Application-Specific Signal Processors (RASSP) program of the US Department of Defense (DARPA and Tri-Services) targets a 4X improvement in the design, prototyping, manufacturing, and support processes (relative to current practice). We present a "current industrial system design practice (circa 1993)" model for the design and prototyping of application-specific signal processors developed as part of the DARPA's RASSP Education & Facilitation (E&F) Program. A number of limitations in current design practice are highlighted together with a number of candidate RASSP solutions, and some of the future challenges.
V. K. Madisetti, "Rapid Digital System Prototyping: Current Practice, Future Challenges," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 13, no. , pp. 12-22, 1996.