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Architecture Of An Advanced Signal Processor
Author(s): Scott E. Townsend
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Paper Abstract

The architecture of a programmable signal processor which directly supports high-level signal processing functions is described. The instruction set of this processor is the result of a prior study of the mathematical processes involved in a diverse range of signal processing applications. Primary features of this instruction set are instruction factor-ing and the separation of data parameters from program parameters. The instruction factoring technique suggests an underlying technology-independent architecture which allows many efficient, yet flexible implementations. Some example implementations are described, including implementations being developed for the Advanced Onboard Signal Processor (AOSP) program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0298, Real-Time Signal Processing IV, (30 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932516
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Scott E. Townsend, Advanced Systems Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0298:
Real-Time Signal Processing IV
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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