A reusable IP FFT core for DSP applications
In this paper, reusable intellectual property cores for the efficient implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) applications such as wireless LAN are presented. More specifically, a split-radix FFT algorithm implementation architecture, whose applicability for these communication systems has been proven, was designed using reusable VHDL. Four different implementations of the split-radix butterfly element are presented. These different butterfly elements allow tradeoffs between performance, power consumption and hardware complexity. Finally, for demonstration purpose, comparison results of split-radix and radix-4 implementations on Virtex and Virtex-II devices are also presented.