Issue No. 06 - November/December (2000 vol. 20)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.888703
During the past decade, digital signal processors (DSPs) have hit critical mass for high-volume applications. Today, the entire digital wireless industry operates with DSP-enabled handsets and base stations. The mass storage industry depends on DSPs to produce hard disk drives and digital versatile disc (DVD) players. Ever-increasing numbers of digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable modems, line cards, and other wired telecommunications equipments are based on DSPs. Digital still cameras, hearing aids, motor control, consumer audio gear such as Internet audio are just some of the many mass market applications in which DSPs are routinely found today, along with more specialized applications such as image processing, medical instrumentation, navigation, and guidance.
G. Frantz, "Digital Signal Processor Trends," in IEEE Micro, vol. 20, no. , pp. 52-59, 2000.