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Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design by Nihal Kularatna

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Chapter 5

Digital Signal Processors

5.1 Introduction

The processing of information is as old as the human race. The technology associated with it dates back to before the earliest form of writing to the use of counting beads and to the time of cave drawings. However, the inventions of printing (1049), the electronic binary coding of data (1837), and more recently radio communications (1891) and the electronic digital computer (1946) have increased the speed of generation and processing of data to such an extent that information and control technology no longer is concerned just with automatic processes replacing manual ones but provides the opportunity to do entirely new things. The developments during the 50 or so years since the invention of the ...

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