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"Best way" to break into DSP programming

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by DigiTan, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. DigiTan

    DigiTan New Member

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    I've been wanting to get into DSP programming for awhile now. Im looking for a few low-cost ways to get started in that field with hopfully few barriers to entry. Can anyone recommend a good product line or toolchain to start with? ex: Maybe DSPic?
     
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    I haven't tried these yet but they look quite neat. Microstick
     
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    This looks like a good start. I have an immidiate need for a streaming FFT and moving average filter (and maybe Kalman later) so hopefully this will get things off to a start. How about other common DSPs like the TMS320 series? Are there reasonably-priced startup kits for those also?
     
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    Alright, I little overdue here, but I finally got the Microstick in. Now just need to decide on a first-timer project for after I try out the example codes. The FFT thing can wait, so I'd probably focus on moving averages or a basic FIR filter.
     
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    Honestly, without a specific project in mind, I'm not so sure a DSP controller is a good way to learn DSP.

    There's plenty of software for simulation, and books on theory. You'll be able to see all the important things like a FIR's response and FFT's results with simulation, but that's hard to observe accurately and comprehensively with a hardware part here.

    There's a lot to how to apply DSP to a hardware system once you KNOW DSP, but that's actually far less than understanding DSP itself.
     

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