Complex Arithmetic Operations for SystemC Based Designs

Complex Arithmetic Operations for SystemC Based Designs


Category: Arithmetic Core

Created: April 10, 2009

Updated: January 27, 2020

Language: SystemC

Other project properties

Development Status: Alpha

Additional info: Specification done

WishBone compliant: No

WishBone version: n/a

License: LGPL


A Complex arithmetic library for arithmetic operations is needed in many signal processing applications. This project will present a complex operations library for SystemC based designs. Some of the operations like multiplication, division and square root are based on Cordic algorithms in order to reduce the resources needed for implementation. Even though the library is based on the complex library of the Agility Compiler Software but nearly all of the operations were modified and improved. The operations included within this project are;

  • addition (done)
  • subtraction (done)
  • multiplication (done)
  • division (done)
  • polar to cartesian representation conversion (done)
  • cartesian to polar representation conversion (done)
  • conjugate (done)
  • square root (done)

If you use this library in your work please cite this article "Tamer Ö, Özkurt A,"Analysis of the folded Systolic array based MVDR beamformer", Frequenz Journal of Telecommunication, Volume: 61 Issue: 7-8 Pages: 152-156, 2007"