Where can you go for more information on DSP and other topics
in this book?
(You might also check out http://www.redcedar.com/learndsp.htm)
A website with many of the participants from comp.dsp (see
below). To quote:
As a center for DSP information exachange,
dspGuru has several specific goals:
- To provide "how to" information about DSP. We provide not
only tutorials for beginners, tips and insights of interest to
intermediate and advanced DSP'ers.
- To provide lots of online reference information. Tired of
sorting through a stack of books? Find the answer here.
- To provide a comprehensive and up-to-date set of DSP links to
help you quickly locate Internet DSP resources.
- To coordinate the development of "open" software for use in
Digital Signal Processing. This is our OpenDSP (sm) intiative. "Open"
software is free both in a "cost" and also in a "freedom" sense,
because you are free to modify it. We provide both web space and
promotional assistance for selected open software projects.
Jobs, books, access to the newsgroup comp.dsp, some discussion boards, lists of resources.
comp.dsp -- Devoted to DSP topics. The
associated FAQ, http://www.bdti.com/faq,
has pointers to many DSP resources on the internet.
Electronic design issues.
comp.speech -- Includes discussion on
discrete-time processing of audio and speech.
comp.arch.embedded -- Embedded
sci.engr.biomed -- Biomedical,
including biomedical signal processing resources.
Books with websites
The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill
-- If you design electronics or are interested, seriously consider this
book. It is not the only electronics book you need, but most folks
consider it a core resource. www.artofelectronics.com.
Numerical Recipes in C : The Art of Scientific Computing;
William H. Press, et al -- Now you can download chapters online,
free! See www.nr.com. (Also
available in FORTRAN?)
Magazines (just a sampling)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Circuit Cellar Ink. See www.circellar.com
RIP: Personal Engineering and Instrumentation News (PE&IN).
Included source code listings (including digital filter design
software). (Ceased publication in
early 1999. That's really too bad--most every issue had some real
interesting topics.) Worth it if you find old copies.
Octave -- Octave is a GPL (i.e., freely distributable)
mathematics software package for numeric processing. It has many
of the features of MATLAB, and is fairly compatible with MATLAB
programs. It has a number of enhancements, such as optional
zero-based indexing. See the main website at www.octave.org. Graphics are
supported via GNUPlot. It runs on Windows and various flavors of
Unix, including in Mac OS X. Definitely worth considering, and a
MATLAB -- One of the most popular mathematics software packages for
DSP and other (non-symbolic) mathematics. See their website at www.mathworks.com. Students--consider
investing in the Student Version of MATLAB, an excellent learning tool
with a DSP-oriented toolbox included.
Also check out dspGuru (above) for more mathematics software packages,
some of which are free.
There are many free filter design programs out on the net--do a search
on "FIR," "Parks," "Remez," and so on. (Of course, if you read
Chapter 5, you'll know who Parks and Remez are.)
Motorola--The 68HC16 and others
See www.redcedar.com/hc16.htm for links to
information on hardware and software from Motorola and others.
Vladimir A. Kotelnikov
So, you thought we were making this guy up? Jack came across this article. (Sorry, no date.)