Author Topic: DSP on FPGAs?  (Read 291 times)

Digital Larry

DSP on FPGAs?
« on: June 24, 2021, 11:57:18 PM »
This project is going to be interesting to watch.  Every few months I go on about how awesome Faust DSP language is.  And the reality is... it's awesome!  I don't know how the complexity vs. cost is going to shake out but I can see some cool sounds being easier to develop and cheaper to manufacture than some of today's ASIC solutions.

https://fast.grame.fr/
Digital Larry
DSP tinkerer and former transistor twister

potul

Re: DSP on FPGAs?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 04:05:28 AM »
Interesting... I wonder if Analog and Digital could be merged in the same FPGA

Sweetalk

Re: DSP on FPGAs?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 05:20:40 AM »
I have it on my calendar to start with in 2022. Looks really awesome and I love the multi-platform thing. I'm thinking on a way to approach SHARC DSP's. What do you think?

Digital Larry

Re: DSP on FPGAs?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2021, 10:05:45 AM »
I have it on my calendar to start with in 2022. Looks really awesome and I love the multi-platform thing. I'm thinking on a way to approach SHARC DSP's. What do you think?
Looks like someone has already done that. 

https://wiki.analog.com/resources/tools-software/sharc-audio-module/faust

In fact I recall looking at this awhile back as I wanted a target platform for Faust development that wouldn't run out of cycles quickly.  Helps to look at the details.  I recall some release notes talking about versions of C++ that were compatible, possible need to use an old version of the code generator, etc.  At the moment I am using Faust to make VSTs using "JUCE".  One thing I notice after diving head first into Faust is that there are plenty of things that want fixing.  Good thing it is an open source project!
Digital Larry
DSP tinkerer and former transistor twister