Evolutions in technology are improving beyond traditional programmable digital signal processing (DSP) device capabilities. The degree of flexibility offered by programmable logic and the associated throughput benefits make FPGAs and PLDs increasingly attractive alternatives for performance-hungry applications.

In modern multi-channel systems, where similar data arrives at very high sampling rates and is subject to simultaneous algorithmic transformations, FPGA implementations with high I/O rates and parallel structures provide a tangible benefit at a fraction of the cost of a multi-processor-based DSP approach.

Altera’s set of DSP documentation presents the design flow commonly used in the FPGA design community. 

DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs Handbook

DSP IP Core

Device Selection and Architecture

DSP Applications Using FPGAs

Reference Designs

Release Notes