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July 13, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:50pm

What is DSP?

Here’s all you need to know about digital signal processors.

By Joao Lima

DSP, which stands for digital signal processor, is a microprocessor targeted at digital signal processing (DSP) workloads.

It essentially takes on real-world signals, like noise, and mathematically manipulates them.

Digital signal processing itself, is about the numerical manipulation of signals. This manipulation is done in order to measure, filter, produce or compress continuous analogue signals.

Usually, the digital signal processing system’s work starts with the analogue signal, then this goes to an analogue-to- digital conversion unit (ADC), which then makes the DSP.

When it comes to the architecture of digital signal processors, there is the software and the hardware side.

On the software side, the architecture is built on instruction sets, data instructions and program flows.

As for the hardware side of digital signal processors, this needs a memory architecture in connection with addressing and virtual memories.

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