TI offers Web-based "Getting Started" support tool for DSP

Houston, Tex. - Answering demand from engineers new to digital signal processing (DSP), Texas Instruments delivered December 17, 2001 an easy-to-use, web-based tool that helps customers get their designs from inspiration to implementation.


Houston, Tex. - Answering demand from engineers new to digital signal processing (DSP), Texas Instruments delivered December 17, 2001 an easy-to-use, web-based tool that helps customers get their designs from inspiration to implementation. Designers choosing to use TI DSPs in their real-time applications get easy-to-access introductory DSP content through the company's Getting Started DSP Web site, thus decreasing the learning curve and speeding products to market. For more information, go to www.dspvillage.ti.com/cocostu .

With many applications in multiple markets taking advantage of digital signal processing, the number of first-time DSP designers who need guidance on how to get started is growing. TI's new support tool helps engineers by prioritizing information in a way that simplifies the design process. Complexity is reduced, and engineers have a clear roadmap of actions and activities that will accelerate their time to earnest development.

'Our customers are being stretched thin due to shrinking design cycles and increasing consumer demand for real-time applications,' said Scott Roller, DSP Internet strategy manager, Texas Instruments. 'This tool will help them become instant experts in the fundamentals of DSP, thus making development fast and easy.'

The tool answers four primary questions:

  • What is DSP?

  • Which TI DSP should I use?

  • How do I get going?

  • What else can help me?

The easy-to-navigate site first describes digital signal processing and offers extensive training on the subject. It then goes on to discuss how signal-processing tasks can be implemented on a DSP and when it makes sense to use such a device.

The site then helps designers determine which of TI's three DSP platforms are right for their applications. It connects to information such as white papers and technical briefs that give the customers a clear understanding of each option.

'TI offers a wide range of catalog products as well as optimized DSP solutions,' said Mr. Roller. 'We provide a tool that goes beyond the standard product guide and breaks down the early stages of the design process, which are often the most difficult.'

The site offers precise information on how to begin designing, what problems to look for, and how to solve them. Resources are available both on and off the Web so customers can maximize their design time and take advantage of TI's experience.

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