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FPGA-implementation of discrete wavelet transform with application to signal denoising. (English) Zbl 1258.94022
Summary: This paper presents new architectures for real-time implementation of the forward/inverse discrete wavelet transforms and their application to signal denoising. The proposed real-time wavelet transform algorithms present the advantage to ensure perfect reconstruction by equalizing the filter path delays. The real-time signal denoising algorithm is based on the equalized filter paths wavelet shrinkage, where the noise level is estimated using only few samples. Different architectures of these algorithms are implemented on FPGA using Xilinx System Generator for DSP and XUP Virtex-II Pro development board. These architectures are evaluated and compared in terms of reconstruction error, denoising performance and resource utilization.

MSC:
94A12 Signal theory (characterization, reconstruction, filtering, etc.)
65T60 Numerical methods for wavelets
Software:
Matlab
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