Dr Dahnoun has written the book on Multicore DSPs

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11 April 2018

Digital signal processors (DSPs) are crucial to the technology we use every day. Smartphones, digital TVs and biometric fitness trackers all use DSPs to synthesise high volumes of data. Dr Naim Dahnoun’s new book teaches readers how to apply this exciting technology.

Naim is a Reader and a Programme Director at the School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths. Naim’s latest book about Multicore DSP is the only book on the subject and is written in a practical format that encourages students, researchers and hardware and software engineers to be hands-on and make real-time applications work.  The foreword to the book is written by Gene Frantz, known as the “father of DSP”, who said “There is no doubt that this book, with its comprehensive content, will provide the reader with knowledge and inspiration that will allow him/her to experiment and maybe push the boundaries even further.

Naim works closely with Texas Instruments, one of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide and one of the leading manufacturers of Multicore DSPs. The relationship is mutually beneficial as Dr Dahnoun has unprecedented access to the research and development informing the future of DSPs and has been able to beta test innovations with his students. Since 1994 Texas Instruments has supplied over $650,000 in equipment to engineers at Bristol. Texas Instruments describe Naim as “a pioneer in DSP education” and he was the first recipient of their DSP Education award.  This is reflected in student attainment. Several of Naim’s third year undergraduate MEng students publish their work in good journals every year.

Professor Andrew Nix, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, said "Dr Dahnoun's new book, written with full support from Texas Instruments in Dallas, establishes Naim as an educational leader in the important field of multicore DSP. The book, as well as its associated taught unit, establishes the University of Bristol as one of the best places to study the growing field of digital signal processing and its application using cutting edge microprocessor technology".

Further information

‘Multicore DSP: From Algorithms to Real-time Implementation on the TMS320C66x SoC’ can be purchased from Wiley.

Dr Naim Dahnoun currently teaches a Masters unit in Digital Signal Processing Systems. Link to unit.

Dr Naim Dahnoun is a key note speaker at MECO 2018, a conference on the symbiosis of modern computing, alongside Nobel Prize winner  Sir Richard Timothy Hunt 

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