Parallel Extensions to Single-Path Delay-Feedback FFT Architectures

February 2014
Topics: Radar, Semiconductor Technology, Signal Processing
Brett W. Dickson, The MITRE Corporation
Albert A. Conti, Cognitive Electronics Inc.
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Pipelined Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) architectures, which are efficient for long instances (32k points and greater), are critical for modern digital communication and radar systems. For long instances, Single-Path Delay-Feedback (SDF) FFT architectures minimize required memory, which can dominate circuit area and power dissipation. This paper presents a parallel Radix-22 SDF architecture capable of significantly increased pipelined throughput at no cost to required memory or operating frequency. A corresponding parallel coefficient generator is also presented. Resource utilization results and analysis are presented targeted for a 45nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) process.


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