Issue No. 05 - September/October (1990 vol. 10)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.60525
<p>The application of VHDL (VHSIC hardware description language) in the design and development of a custom DSP (digital signal processing) complex-to-magnitude circuit is described. The circuit produces the magnitude of a complex number using an approximation algorithm. The target implementation is a bit-serial architecture using a set of primitive operators for DSP design. The algorithm and architecture are investigated at the word level using the real-number type, and the results are applied to the bit level. It is found that VDHL provides strong support and clear documentation for each level of abstraction.</p>
K. A. Kumar and B. Petrasko, "Designing a Custom DSP Circuit Using VHDL," in IEEE Micro, vol. 10, no. , pp. 46-53, 1990.