There are two kinds of people in electronic design: those who think in terms of words and those who think in terms of pictures. This dichotomy is most apparent in the world of DSP. Some designers prefer to develop algorithms in language form, while others choose to draw out block diagrams showing data flows. Until now, different sets of tools were required for each method—but why should you have to choose?

This article discusses the integration of AccelChip DSP Synthesis and Xilinx System Generator for DSP that provides a seamless path from MATLAB/Simulink to verified FPGA-based DSP systems.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Second Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.