AES San Francisco 2008
Sunday, October 5, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
T19 - Point-Counterpoint—Fixed vs. Floating-Point DSPs
, Audio ImaginationJayant Datta
, THX - Syracuse, NY, USABoris Lerner
, Analog Devices - Norwood, MA, USAMatthew Watson
, Texas Instruments, Inc. - Dallas, TX, USA
There is a lot of controversy and interest in the signal processing community concerning the use of fixed and floating-point DSPs. There are various trade-offs between these two approaches. The audience will walk away with an appreciation of these two approaches and an understanding of the strengths of weaknesses of each. Further, this tutorial will focus on audio-specific signal processing applications to show when a fixed-point DSP is applicable and when a floating-point DSP is suitable.