Digital Signal Processing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

Digital Signal Processing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

1st Edition - October 23, 2002

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  • Author: Steven Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080477329
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750674447

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In addition to its thorough coverage of DSP design and programming techniques, Smith also covers the operation and usage of DSP chips. He uses Analog Devices' popular DSP chip family as design examples.

Key Features

  • Covers all major DSP topics
  • Full of insider information and shortcuts
  • Basic techniques and algorithms explained without complex numbers


Electronics design engineers; engineering students; scientists requiring DSP in their experiments and research; engineering technicians

Table of Contents

  • The Breadth and Depth of DSP; Statistics, Probability and Noise; ADC and DAC; DSP Software; Linear Systems; Convolution; Properties of Convolution; The Discrete Fourier Transform; Applications of the DFT; Fourier Transform Properties; Fourier Transform Pairs; The Fast Fourier Transform; Continuous Signal Processing; Introduction to Digital Filters; Moving Average Filters; Windowed-Sinc Filters; Custom Filters; FFT Convolution; Recursive Filters; Chebyshev Filters; Filter Comparison; Audio Processing; Image Formation and Display; Linear Image Processing; Special Imaging Techniques; Neural Networks (and more!); Data Compression; Digital Signal Processors; Getting Started with DSPs; Complex Numbers; The Complex Fourier Transform; The Laplace Transform; The z-Transform; Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2002
  • Published: October 23, 2002
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080477329
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750674447

About the Author

Steven Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Spectrum, Inc., San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

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  • Eric K. Sun Jun 21 2020

    Excellent book for practical engineers and scientists!

    If you're not a mathematician but require a practical explanation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) phenomena, look no further. This book, to my opinion, superbly bridges the gap between theoretical and practical applications of DSP for (say) Test-, Graphical-, Audio-, Data- and Mechanical Engineers who need some explanatory bases or reference when programming/using signal analyses tools. It is written in a funny, personal, direct, no-nonsense, down to earth style, with effective use of (simple) graphics and accompanying formulas (where necessary) which give a clear picture and understanding of the subject.