Creating FPGA-based Co-Processors for DSPs Using Model Based Design

Avnet Electronics Marketing is offering a 2-day Co-Processing SpeedWay Design Workshop, titled “Creating FPGA-based Co-Processors for DSPs Using Model-Based Design.” Engineers from Avnet and The MathWorks will present the 2-day, hands-on workshop, which features Model-Based Design using MATLAB and Simulink from The MathWorks to accelerate real-time image processing. Participants will explore video motion estimation algorithms and determine optimal partitioning between a Texas Instruments DaVinci DSP and co-processing performed by the Spartan-3A DSP FPGA. The practical hands-on labs showcase automatic code generation for the DaVinci and Spartan-3A DSP FPGA, demonstrate co-processor memory mapping to the DSP, and implement hardware co-simulation over Ethernet. The workshops are being offered throughout North America, Europe and Asia beginning December 1, 2008.

Workshop Topics

  • Lecture Understanding model-based design for video and image processing
  • Lab Building the Simulink model for motion estimation and video analytics
  • Lecture System prototyping with the Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Kit
  • Lab Implementing a video stabilization system in TI DaVinci digital media processors
  • Lecture Xilinx FPGAs meet TI DSPs
  • Lab Algorithm partitioning between DSPs and FPGAs
  • Lecture FPGA co-processor architectures and verification
  • Lab Verifying FPGA co-processor functions using hardware co-simulation
  • Lecture Creating a standalone video system
  • Lab Integrating a DSP and FPGA co-processor

Dates and Locations

Americas

  • Salt Lake City, UT — Dec 1-2
  • Denver, CO — Dec 4-5
  • Orlando, FL — Dec 11-12
  • San Diego, CA — Jan 12-13
  • Austin, TX — Jan 15-16
  • Montreal, QC — Jan 20-21
  • Baltimore, MD — Jan 21-22
  • Boston, MA — Jan 26-27
  • San Jose, CA — Jan 28-29
  • Minneapolis, MN — Jan 29-30

Europe

  • Northampton, UK — Feb 16-17
  • Paris, France — Feb 19-20
  • Ilmenau, Germany — Feb 23-24
  • Milano, Italy — Feb 26-27
  • Tel Aviv, Israel — Mar 3-4

AU / NZ

  • Melbourne, Australia — Mar 23-24
  • Wellington, New Zealand — Mar 26-27

Asia

  • Seoul, Korea — Mar 16-17
  • Beijing, China — Mar 19-20
  • Xian, China — Mar 26-27
  • Chengdu, China — Mar 30-31
  • Nanjing, China — Apr 2-3
  • Shenzhen, China — Apr 9-10

More information: Avnet Co-Processing SpeedWay Workshop