Date of Award

5-2011

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Jacob Gunther

Abstract

Supporting a variety of communication protocols has typically required extensive hard- ware and Input/Output (I/O) interfaces targeting each protocol specifically. Recent designs in the past ten years have created more dynamic approaches by using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and embedded hardware to implement or simulate previous hardware I/O designs. With the constant increase in FPGA and embedded technologies the capabilities of dynamic implementations have expanded. This report addresses the design of an up-to-date reconfigurable multi-faceted embedded device targeting recent technological advances in FPGAs.

Comments

This work made publicly available electronically on May 13, 2011.

5-13-2011