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Monday, July 18, 2011

White Paper: Cut DSP Development Time – Get High Performance From C, No Assembly Required

Designers are asking their DSP cores to do more and more of the heavy workloads required for highly complex algorithms for filtering, FFT, MIMO, and other signal processing intensive applications. To get high performance from a conventional DSP core, developers have traditionally used assembly code programming, which is time consuming and difficult to debug.

Advances in state-of-the-art DSP architectures and companion compilers now make it possible for developers to keep their algorithms in C and still get the performance they need from a general-purpose high-performance DSP.

The magic is in the compiler technology. This white paper explains how Tensilica's ConnX D2 DSP engine coupled with the advanced Tensilica XCC compiler can help you get equivalent or better performance using standard C than other DSPs programmed in assembly code. The result: you can get your project finished much faster.