Evaluation Projects and Design Flows

  • Joris van den Hurk
  • Jochen Jess


The supportive quality of the hierarchical design method presented in the previous chapters was assessed for several design projects carried out at the Eindhoven Product Concept and Application Laboratory (PCALE) of Philips Semiconductors. The design projects in the test set were all based on at least part of the hierarchical system design flow and ranged from digital hardware, through hardware / software, to mixed digital / analogue designs. The design projects were part of the daily design curriculum of PCALE’s Digital Video Processing (DVP) group. Since the mid 1980s, the DVP group has been involved in the development of digital television (TV) systems. At first the group’s efforts were aimed at the introduction of a so called high definition television (HDTV) system. From the end of 1992 onwards, the introduction of compression based normal definition television, a so called digital video broadcast (DVB) system, became the DVP group’s main focus.


Rapid Prototype Design Flow Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Type Description Digital Video Broadcast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joris van den Hurk
    • 1
  • Jochen Jess
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips Semiconductors B.V.The Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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