Software Synthesis for Single-Processor DSP Systems Using Ptolemy

by José Luis Pino

Master's Report Memorandum No. UCB/ERL M93/35
EECS, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA 94720
May 14, 1993



Ptolemy is an environment for simulation, prototyping, and software synthesis fo r heterogeneous systems. It uses modern object-oriented software technology (in C++) to model each subsystem in a natural and efficient manner, and to integrate these subsystems into a whole. The objectives of Ptolemy encompass practically all aspects of designing signal processing and communications systems, ranging from algorithms and communication strategies, through simulation, hardware and software design, parallel computing, to generation of real-time prototypes. In this paper I will describe the software synthesis aspects of the Ptolemy system for single-processor architectures. The environment presented here is both modular and extensible.