The authors briefly introduce the C compiler and the application library for the DSP32 digital signal processor (DSP). Several examples are shown that illustrate the ease of writing C programs for some common filtering applications. In most cases, a small real-time penalty is incurred by using C, rather than assembly language coding. Programming in C, however, allows a dramatic improvement in programmer productivity in terms of implementing, testing, and maintaining an application

Meeting Name

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1988


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

AT and T; C Compiler; C Language; DSP; DSP32 Digital Signal Processor; Application Library; Digital Signal Processing Chips; Ease of Writing C Programs; Filtering Applications; Program Compilers; Program Testing; Programmer Productivity; Programming; Real-Time Penalty; Software Engineering; Software Maintenance; Software Testing; Software Writing

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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© 1988 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 1988