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Sensor Systems Based on FPGAs and Their Applications: A Survey
AbstractIn this manuscript, we present a survey of designs and implementations of research sensor nodes that rely on FPGAs, either based upon standalone platforms or as a combination of microcontroller and FPGA. Several current challenges in sensor networks are distinguished and linked to the features of modern FPGAs. As it turns out, low-power optimized FPGAs are able to enhance the computation of several types of algorithms in terms of speed and power consumption in comparison to microcontrollers of commercial sensor nodes. We show that architectures based on the combination of microcontrollers and FPGA can play a key role in the future of sensor networks, in fields where processing capabilities such as strong cryptography, self-testing and data compression, among others, are paramount.
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de la Piedra, A.; Braeken, A.; Touhafi, A. Sensor Systems Based on FPGAs and Their Applications: A Survey. Sensors 2012, 12, 12235-12264.View more citation formats
de la Piedra A, Braeken A, Touhafi A. Sensor Systems Based on FPGAs and Their Applications: A Survey. Sensors. 2012; 12(9):12235-12264.Chicago/Turabian Style
de la Piedra, Antonio; Braeken, An; Touhafi, Abdellah. 2012. "Sensor Systems Based on FPGAs and Their Applications: A Survey." Sensors 12, no. 9: 12235-12264.