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Max The Magnificent
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re: New CEVA-TL3211 audio DSP core delivers highest performance
Max The Magnificent   1/12/2011 6:15:45 PM
Thanks Frank -- I remember using transistor-based analog computers at collage in the late 1970s -- I wish I coudl go back and show myself things like MP3 players (and tell myself to buy stock in Apple and SanDisk and... (grin)

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   1/12/2011 6:05:10 PM
The first single-chip DSP processor came from Bell Labs in 1979, but building block compenents came earlier -- Fairchild had a 2x4 multiplier IC in 1970. It's difficult to discover the first usage of the phrase "digital signal processing," but it is worth noting that the first A/D and D/A converters were developed using vacuum tubes in the late 1930s.

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re: New CEVA-TL3211 audio DSP core delivers highest performance
Max The Magnificent   1/12/2011 5:13:50 PM
I tell you, I wish I had learned more about digital signal processing when I was younger ... but now I come to think about it I don't even know if there was such a beast when I was at college in the late 1970s. Does anyone know when the term DSP first appeared on the scene?

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