Prototyping a spatially multiplexed MIMO system for use in real-world verification is dramatically simplified through the adoption of a MATLAB-based design flow for the channel-matrix DSP hardware development. Development and verification cycle times are reduced by using the MATLAB algorithm as the golden source for FPGA development and eliminating re-writes into other languages or design environments. Additionally, the high-level nature of MATLAB allows the AccelDSP Synthesis tool to quickly explore hardware alternatives for an algorithm, including the use of DSP blocks, RAMs, and pipelining.

The AccelDSP Synthesis tool and Lyrtech prototyping environment both have interfaces to the Xilinx System Generator for DSP design environment to provide an automated MATLAB to prototyping design flow.

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