This report discusses the hardware implementation of “eigenvalue decomposition.” Eigenvalue decomposition is used in a wide range of applications for imaging, communication and audio, such as image recognition using KL conversion, high-speed communication using MIMO antenna, and electric/sound wave arrival direction estimation using MUSIC method.

It is expected that more than four antennas will be required in many cases for future MIMO communications and electric wave arrival direction estimation with MUSIC method applications. This paper investigates the effectiveness of a method used to obtain eigenvalues directly from the eigenvalue equation. It follows the development of two effective algorithms for obtaining eigenvalues in ANSI C++, and their synthesis with Catapult C Synthesis.

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