Scalable Fixed Point QRD Core Using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration

Gayathri R. Prabhu, Bibin Johnson, J. Sheeba Rani
2014 International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing  
A Givens rotation based scalable QRD core which utilizes an efficient pipelined and unfolded 2D multiply and accumulate (MAC) based systolic array architecture with dynamic partial reconfiguration (DPR) capability is proposed. The square root and inverse square root operations in the Givens rotation algorithm are handled using a modified look-up table (LUT) based Newton-Raphson method, thereby reducing the area by 71% and latency by 50% while operating at a frequency 49% higher than the
more » ... boundary cell architectures. The proposed architecture is implemented on Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA for any real matrices of sizem×n, where4≤n≤8andm≥nby dynamically inserting or removing the partial modules. The evaluation results demonstrate a significant reduction in latency, area, and power as compared to other existing architectures. The functionality of the proposed core is evaluated for a variable length adaptive equalizer.
doi:10.1155/2014/243835 fatcat:qunb6mpkbbhvzjag42shjevalm