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Embedded Systems Programming, February 2004

February ESP

VOL. 17 NO. 2
February 2004

Table of Contents


Cover Story

A DSP algorithm for frequency analysis
by Simon Sirin
The Chirp-Z Transform (CZT), a little-known spectrum analysis algorithm, offers engineers a high-resolution FFT combined with the ability to specify bandwidth. Here's a look at how CZT works and what it has to offer. .

Accelerating algorithms in hardware
by Lara Simsic
When you're trying to get the best performance out of your algorithm and you're out of software tricks, try acceleration through hardware/software repartitioning. FPGAs provide everything you need to speed up your algorithms. Lara Simsic shows you how.


Tools are not enough

by Lindsey Vereen
While having the right tool for the job is undeniably important, it'll take more than a good paintbrush to turn you into Vermeer.


Programmer's Toolbox
Shedding light on seven-segment displays

by Jack Crenshaw
Learn how to build a seven-segment display—the hard way. Getting there is half the fun.

Break Points
Firmware basics for the boss

by Jack G. Ganssle
If your boss understands the beast that is firmware development, your team can be more productive. Here's what the boss needs to know.

Significant Bits
Silicon 101

by Jim Turley
How do you get from beach sand to microprocessors? Prof. Turley explains the process. In doing so, he reveals a few secrets

Technical Advice

Beginner's Corner
Introduction to Introduction to fixed-width integers

by Michael Barr
For embedded programmers the most important improvement to C in the C99 standards is the new stdint.h header file.

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