Chapter 8. Basics of Embedded Audio Processing

This (and the following) chapter comes from the book Embedded Media Processing by David Katz and Rick Gentile, ISBN: 9780750679121. When Intel Corporation and Analog Devices collaborated to introduce the Micro Signal Architecture (MSA) in 2000, the result was a processor uniting microcontroller (MCU) and DSP functionality into a single high-performance “convergent processing” device—a rather unique entry into the marketplace.What transpired with the MSA-based Blackfin® family was that a new class of application spaces opened up, from video-enabled handheld gadgets, to control-intensive industrial applications, to operating system/number-crunching combos running on a single processor core.As a result, ...

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