About the Authors
Roger Woods has over 17 years experience in implementing complex DSP systems, both in ASIC and FPGA. He leads the Programmable Systems Laboratory at Queen's University (PSL@Q) which comprises 15 researchers and which is applying programmable hardware to DSP and telecommunicatins applications. The research specifically involves: developing design flows for heterogeneous platforms involving both multiprocessors and FPGAs; programmable solutions for programmable networks; design tools for FPGA IP cores; and low-power programmable DSP solutions. Roger has been responsible for developing a number of novel advanced chip demonstrators and FPGA solutions for image processing and digital filtering.
John McAllister is currently a Lecturer in the Programmable Systems Laboratory and System-onChip (SoC) Research Cluster at Queen's University Belfast investigating novel system, processor and IP core architectures, design methodologies and tools for programmable embedded DSP systems, with a particular focus on FPGA-centric processing architectures. He has numerous peerreviewed publications in these areas.
Dr Gaye Lightbody received her MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1995 and PhD in High-performance VLSI Architectures for Recursive Least-squares Adaptive Filtering in 2000, from the Queen's Univeristy of Belfast. During this time she worked as a research assistant before joining Amphion Semiconductor Limited (now Conexant ...