When inventing the mathematics of a DSP algorithm, MATLAB is the natural choice and should be used unencumbered by hardware considerations. Converting an algorithm into a fixed-point model for implementation on an FPGA is an involved process that benefits greatly from the automation, acceleration, and visualization offered by the AccelDSP Synthesis tool.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell DSP Magazine / May 2006 © Xcell DSP Magazine.