Where are DSPs used? What makes them so good at math? How do they work with Open APIs?

These are common questions asked by many engineers, customers and even some of our coworkers. In the latest episode of our DSP Breaktime video series, Arnon and I discuss these questions.

We start by discussing the types of applications where DSPs are a good fit as a processing solution. Think streaming data or operating in a constrained environment or….landmine detectors? Chances are, your application may be a good candidate for a DSP.


We then talk about how the Open APIs (OpenCL, OpenMP and OpenCV) work with our DSPs. Support is available now! Download the free Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) or see our online MCSDK User’s Guide to find out more.


Arnon also gives a simple break down of what makes the DSP architecture so good at mathematical operations and how that’s different from other types of processors. It’s more than just having a whole lot of multipliers – though that helps.


Be sure to see what other questions we answer by checking out earlier episodes of our DSP Breaktime videos that you can find on our Dream DSP page, which is also where you can find the latest documentation and information related to TI’s DSPs.


Have a question about DSPs? Leave it in the comments section and we may answer it in a future DSP Breaktime video. If it’s a specific technical question, please go to our engineers to engineers forum at e2e.ti.com, that’s monitored by people a lot smarter than myself.


Thanks for taking a break with us!