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Data block processing algorithms have demonstrated significant efficiency in terms of low power consumption when applied to mainly hardware implementation of digital signal processing algorithms. In this paper, a generic data block processing algorithm is applied to the implementation of an FIR filter on a system-on-chip platform incorporating a micro controller and a programmable 32 bit DSP processor. The block processing algorithm is evaluated at the system-level including the performance metrics speed, energy, power and area. The data block processing technique achieves a reduction in energy consumption of 18% and memory accesses are reduced by 44%, for an 8 tap FIR filter. Our algorithm is targeted as a macro block, which can be re-used in the design of more complex DSP systems on the SoC platform.
Date of Conference: 2002