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Digital Signal Processing 101

Everything you need to know to get started

DSP is utilized in just about every electronic system or device. DSP is taking one piece of information be it data, image, video, or audio, most likely compressing, sending, and filtering it to another location within your application to appear in the form of a document, picture or video.

Like Smith before it, this book is different to most on the market by following a popular applied approach to this tricky subject, and will be the perfect starting point for engineers who need to get into DSP from the ground floor. This book starts with the absolute basics of this integral process.

No experience is expected and with no prior knowledge taken for granted, a refresher chapter on complex numbers and trigonometry can be found at the very beginning of the material. Real-world worked examples, reference designs, and tools - including online applets that enable readers to visualize key principles - complete a package that will help engineers who that needs to learn anew or refresh their memory on this essential technology as they move to projects that require DSP familiarity.


Electrical engineers, software engineers, hardware engineers, system engineers and students with no DSP experience

Paperback, 264 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-1-85617-921-8


  • "Signal processing involves a lot more than any author can cover in 275 pages, so realize you will need some additional tutorial information available in online or printed references. Overall, though, this book provides a good starting point for people who need a quick introduction to DSP." - reviewed in Design News


    1. Numerical Representation
    2. Complex Numbers and Exponentials
    3. Sampling, Aliasing, and Quantization
    4. Frequency Response
    5. Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Filters
    6. Windowing
    7. Decimation and Interpolation
    8. Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Filters
    9. Complex Modulation and Demodulation
    10. Discrete and Fast Fourier Transforms (DFT, FFT)
    11. Numerically Controlled Oscilators
    12. Digital Up and Down Conversion
    13. Error Corrective Coding
    14. CDMA Modulation and Demodulation
    15. OFDM Modulation and Demodulation
    16. Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT)
    17. Video and Image Processing
    18. Video Compression and Decompression
    19. Implementation Using Digital Signal Processors
    20. Implementation Using FPGAs
    21. Design and Debug Methodology Trends
    22. Future Implementation Trends

    Appendix A: Q Format Shift with Fractional Multiplication
    Appendix B: Evaluation of FIR Design Error Minimization
    Appendix C: Laplace Transform
    Appendix D: Z Transform


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