High-Performance Computing with Low-Cost Microcontrollers

By: Ben Smith

Abstract: More than ever, microcontrollers (µCs) include DSP-like functions, in addition to more conventional ALU cores. Unfortunately, many firmware developers, unfamiliar with DSP algorithms and coding techniques, fail to take full advantage of the capabilities offered in these devices. This article is a firmware developer’s primer for the use of signal-processing techniques in low-cost µCs.