DFSP: A data flow signal processor

Iiro Hartimo*, Klaus Kronlöf, Olli Simula, Jorma Skyttä

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The concept of data flow computing is applied to digital signal processing (DSP). A data flow signal processor (DFSP) architecture is presented. The principles of data flow computing are carefully considered in order to conform with the special properties of DSP. The bus oriented architecture is easily configured to meet various performance requirements. The DFSP architecture is most suitable for nonrecursive algorithms. Typical tasks of this nature are transforms and FIR filters. A simulation model of the DFSP architecture has been developed. Simulation results of two application examples are given. Copyright   1986 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-33
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1986
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Computer architectures
  • data flow computing
  • digital signal processing
  • hardware simulation
  • parallel processing

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