Streamlining Digital Signal Processing: A Tricks of the Trade Guidebook / Edition 1

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The practicing engineer's need for guidance on how to make DSP work led editor Richard Lyons to create his popular "DSP Tips & Tricks" column in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Now, Streamlining Digital Signal Processing collects those articles-each originally written by a different practicing DSP engineer-that have undergone careful editorial review and incorporated feedback from the magazine's readers, and added more explanations, applications, and illustrations. These new, highly readable, chapters cover an assortment of signal processing topics such as digital, filtering, spectrum analysis, specialized signal generation, high-speed function approximation, and more. While rich in the specialized DSP tips and tricks that make it a valuable resource for experienced working engineers, this book also contains sufficient fundamental DSP theory and simple mathematics to make it accessible to students. This is so much more than just another DSP textbook-it bridges the theory-to-practice gap and gives practicing engineers and computer programmers the useful, real-life tips, tricks, and techniques they need to make DSP hardware and software designs operate faster, with improved accuracy and increased computational efficiency.
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“Great tips, tricks of the trade, secrets, practical shortcuts, and clever engineering solutions from seasoned signal processing professionals … Valuable signal processing techniques not taught in engineering schools .”  (, 2 August 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470131572
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD G. LYONS is a Contracting Systems Engineer and lecturer with Besser Associates in Mt. View, California, and a former lead hardware engineer for both the National Security Agency (NSA) and TRW Inc. (now Northrop Grumman Corp.) He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing magazine and a member of the IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu honor society. Mr. Lyons has written over thirty conference papers on DSP topics and received the 2007 IEEE Signal Processing magazine Best Column Award.

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Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Contributors     xiii
Efficient Digital Filters
Lost Knowledge Refound: Sharpened FIR Filters     3
Quantized FIR Filter Design Using Compensating Zeros     11
Designing Nonstandard Filters with Differential Evolution     25
Designing IIR Filters with a Given 3 dB Point     33
Filtering Tricks for FSK Demodulation     43
Reducing CIC Filter Complexity     51
Precise Filter Design     59
Turbocharging Interpolated FIR Filters     73
A Most Efficient Digital Filter: The Two-Path Recursive All-Pass Filter     85
Signal and Spectrum Analysis Tricks
Fast, Accurate Frequency Estimators     107
Fast Algorithms for Computing Similarity Measures in Signals     117
Efficient Multi-tone Detection     127
Turning Overlap-Save into a Multiband, Mixing, Downsampling Filter Bank     135
Sliding Spectrum Analysis     145
Fast Function Approximation Algorithms
Another Contender in the Arctangent Race     161
High-Speed Square Root Algorithms     165
Function Approximation Using Polynomials     173
Efficient Approximations for the Arctangent Function     187
A Differentiator with a Difference     199
Signal Generation Techniques
Recursive Discrete-Time Sinusoidal Oscillators     205
Direct Digital Synthesis: A Tool for Periodic Wave Generation     223
Implementing a [Sigma Delta] DAC in Fixed-Point Arithmetic     239
Efficient 8-PSK/16-PSK Generation Using Distributed Arithmetic     247
Assorted High-Performance DSP Techniques
Frequency Response Compensation with DSP     267
Generating Rectangular Coordinates in Polar Coordinate Order     277
The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Networks     283
JPEG2000-Choices and Trade-offs for Encoders     301
Using Shift Register Sequences     311
Index     319
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