|The model interface hardware with the FPGA in-circuit emulator.|
|Lukas Gerlach (L) and Christopher Seifert (R) demoing their ASIC model setup, running realtime on a FPGA.|
It's always nice to see one's own research code running on real actual hardware with live data rather than just having a simulation in MATLAB. My colleagues over at the Institut für Mikroelektronische Systeme (IMS) of the Leibnitz Universität in Hannover presented a demo of their hardware at the Hearing4All winter plenary held last week in Soltau. The code running on the hardware visible is a GMM based localizer originally written by Tobias May, but since heavily modified by myself. The next step is that we'll write up exactly what we did to make this all work and how well it does - so look out for an article on this in the near future! It's one of the advantages of being at an intengrated cluster; at Hearing4All, pretty much everything related to hearing loss is being investigated: from basic ear physiology, to audiology, models, algorithms, clinical procedures, implants, and new ground-breaking hardware.