4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[PCG31-19] Study on miniaturization and accelertion of onboard digital signal processing module for plasma wave instruments
Keywords:Waveform capture, Verilog-HDL, Plasma wave instruments, Signal processing
Our FPGA board is designed to evaluate the performance of signal processing module, which is especially used for various kinds of real-time signal processing. The board consists of one CPU connected with a USB port, and two sets of FPGA and DDR2. One set of FPGA and DDR2 is equipped for storing input signal data and sending them to another one, which is used for the evaluation of real-time data processing module and storage of output data. The input and output data stored in the DDRs can be accessed from the onboard CPU, and we can easily control the CPU using Tera Term through a USB port. We also developed a general purpose module for evaluation of a proposed signal processing method. By using this module, a developer can integrate his/her own signal processing module on the FPGA board without any complicated wiring work for the peripheral circuits and evaluate the performance of his/her own module. Finally we implemented a sub-band compression module developed for real-time data compression of waveform measured by the plasma wave instruments. It was demonstrated that the designed module is compact and fast enough to realize real-time processing for 6 channels of waveform data.