Need for BWD

DSP is now considered to be a discipline unto itself, replete with its own mathematics, analysis & synthesis methodologies and technologies. What’s unusual is that the DSP field was recognized by the industry before it became part of the academic landscape. It is important to realize that in academic, DSP is a discipline that is based on the study and development of algorithms (i.e. applied math). In the industry, DSP is a technology, particularly an infrastructure technology.

Most DSP engineers are involved in applications outside the field of DSP (e.g. biomedicine, control engineering) and they are expected to solve problems of their respective domains using the various DSP tools and techniques. Hence the greatest stumbling block today, for Engineers aiming at a career in DSP, is the lack of exposure to the tools and the hands-on experience with respect to the unique and challenging problems faced by practicing DSP engineers. Precisely, this is the need that BWD is designed to address as a DSP Training Tool. BWD provides valuable insight & practical guidance to enable engineers to design & develop real world systems.

BWD thoroughly deals with all aspects of Digital Signal Processing starting from – Signal & Systems, Transforms & Filters, leading up to the Software & Hardware tools that are used for the Design & Development of wide range of DSP applications. The Software tools include environments like MATLAB, Simulink, Code Composer Studio IDE, and the Hardware tools include the two families of DSP Processors from Texas Instruments – TMS320C5400 (TMS320C5416 in detail) & TMS320C6000 (TMS320C6713 in detail).

In the “Implementations” Module, BWD gives an in-depth insight into the intricacies of DSP programming and target implementation techniques, taking specific application examples.

MATLAB Link to CCS and Embedded Target to TI’s C6000 DSP are the two advanced DSP modules included in the BWD training product. These two modules deal with interfacing MATLAB and CCS IDE (configured to a C6000 target DSP), and establishes bidirectional links between MATLAB and TI hardware for data transfer and program control, giving the user the option of “Hardware in the loop” debugging and development. This takes BWD to the next level, where it is a training product for any DSP engineer either a beginner or a professional.