IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Online ISSN : 1745-1337
Print ISSN : 0916-8508
Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms
Reconfigurable 3D Sound Processor and Its Automatic Design Environment Using High-Level Synthesis
Saya OHIRANaoki TSUCHIYATetsuya MATSUMURA
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2019 Volume E102.A Issue 12 Pages 1804-1812

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We propose a three-dimensional (3D) sound processor architecture that includes super-directional modulation intellectual property (IP) and 3D sound processing IP and for consumer applications. In addition, we also propose an automatic design environment for 3D sound processing IP. This processor can generate realistic small sound fields in arbitrary spaces using ultrasound. In particular, in the 3D sound processing IP, in order to reproduce 3D audio, it is necessary to reproduce the personal frequency characteristics of complex head related transfer functions. For this reason, we have constructed an automatic design environment with high reconfigurability. This automatic design environment is based on high-level synthesis, and it is possible to automatically generate a C-based algorithm simulator and automatically synthesize the IP hardware by inputting a parameter description file for filter design. This automatic design environment can reduce the design period to approximately 1/5 as compared with conventional manual design. Applying the automatic design environment, a 3D sound processing IP was designed experimentally. The designed IP can be sufficiently applied to consumer applications from the viewpoints of hardware amount and power consumption.

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