sine and cosine wave generation

Discussion in 'VHDL' started by FPGA, Jan 14, 2008.

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    FPGA Guest

    Can anyone give guidelines on how to generate sine and cosine wave in
    FPGA, Jan 14, 2008
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    Jon Beniston Guest

    Use a look-up table.

    Jon Beniston, Jan 14, 2008
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  3. A very common technique is a look-up table.

    Ralf Hildebrandt, Jan 14, 2008
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    FPGA Guest

    Could you please explain in more detail
    FPGA, Jan 14, 2008
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    Kris Vorwerk Guest

    Kris Vorwerk, Jan 14, 2008
  6. You can build a numerical oscillator:

    sin[0] = 1;
    cos[0] = 0;

    sin[t] = sin[t-1]-cos[t-1]*k;
    cos[t] = cos[t-1]+sin[t-1]*k;

    The Frequency depends on k. If k is 1/2**k you do not even net a

    This only works for a continues sequence of values. If you need values
    in random
    order you must use a lookup table or CORDIC. Both are available as
    cores in ISE.

    Kolja Sulimma
    cronologic ohg
    comp.arch.fpga, Jan 14, 2008
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    Symon Guest

    library IEEE;
    use IEEE.MATH_REAL.all;
    signal x,y : real;begin x <= sin(y);end;HTH., Syms.
    Symon, Jan 14, 2008
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    Arlet Ottens Guest

    If you slightly modify the iteration, like this:

    sin[t] = sin[t-1] - cos[t-1] * k;
    cos[t] = cos[t-1] + sin[t] * k;

    then the solution doesn't suffer from accumulating rounding errors, at
    the cost of some distortion.
    Arlet Ottens, Jan 14, 2008
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    FPGA Guest

    Thanks all for your help.
    FPGA, Jan 14, 2008
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