Accession Number : ADD015170

Title :   Modular Signal Processing Unit.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Apr 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Alan J ; Scheider, Walter

Report Date : 23 Apr 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A modular signal processing unit capable of being connected in series, parallel or combinations thereof, is provided. Each modular unit is a parallel signal processor that receives input data on a plurality of parallel-signal input lines and sends processed data on the same number of parallel-signal output lines. Each modular signal processing unit has an input gate array for distributing the input data, a plurality of current state-of-the-art single chip, digital signal processors (DSP) to process the distributed data, and an output gate array to organize the processed data onto the parallel-signal output lines. The modular signal processing unit is easily upgraded by replacing the single chip DSP's as such technology improves.

Descriptors :   ARRAYS, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, GATES(CIRCUITS), INPUT, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), OUTPUT, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SIGNAL PROCESSING, STATE OF THE ART

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE