The InsideDSP magazine was produced by BDTI and CMP Media from 2004 to 2005. Here is a index to the online version of the magazine.
Tools report (June 2005):
Evaluating software development tools. These days, "development infrastructure"—including tools, software component libraries, on-chip debug capabilities, and development boards—is a key factor in the selection of hardware.
Tools make the difference. The best tools have sophisticated, specialized features tuned specifically for developing signal processing software. Developers are increasingly relying on these features to help them write and optimize their signal processing software more efficiently.
FPGA tools bridge gap between algorithm and implementation. Implementing an algorithm on an FPGA requires much greater design effort compared to a DSP or general-purpose processor. Fortunately, FPGA vendors and several tools vendors now provide high-level tools aimed at implementing signal processing algorithms on FPGAs while maintaining an intuitive representation of the algorithm.
Processors for video. To create a successful digital video product, you need to choose the right processor. This article reviews the options, including general-purpose CPUs, FPGAs, DSPs, configurable processors, and fixed-function chips.
H.264: the video codec to watch. This article explains the operation of H.264, the video codec that also goes by the name MPEG-4 Part 10 Advanced Video Coding (AVC).
Automotive report (September 2004):
Driving towards DSP. Jeff Bier reveals that your car is one big signal processing machine and introduces some key automotive applications.
Signal processing hits the road. In this article we explore four automotive signal processing application areas: engine and transmission control, safety and convenience, electronic steering and braking, and "infotainment."
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.