DSP boom fuels the need for new tools

Allen, Randy
November 2004
Portable Design;Nov2004, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p12
This article discusses the importance of domain-specific processors (DSP) in the communications and entertainment industry. DSP are part of any device or technology that contains the adjective digital, and are being developed and sold as fast as possible to meet market demands at a pace that surpasses every other type of processing engine. DS languages provide powerful means to reach the necessary design productivity. A DS language raises the abstraction level at which a program is developed and provides a natural way of specifying an algorithm in the domain.


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