This work presents a novel software platform called NU-Tech to implement real-time DSP algorithms in multi-channel scenarios. Running on a common PC, the overall framework is based on a plug-in architecture, allowing the user to connect specific blocks, operating as DSP algorithms, within the available graphical design environment. These blocks, namely NUTs' (NU-Tech Satellites), have to be previously written in C++. A strict control over latency times is insured by a proper interface to the hardware layer of the PC sound card. It turns out that NU-Tech is well suited for development, real-time debugging and fine tuning of DSP algorithms. As further application, it fulfils the role of DSP operating core of new stand-alone programs preventing the user to develop them from scratch. Some examples are provided to show the effectiveness of the idea.
Bettarelli, Ferruccio; Ciavattini, Emanuele; Lattanzi, Ariano; Piazza, Francesco; Squartini, Stefano; Zallocco, Diego
Affiliations: Leaff Engineering; Politechnical University of Marche(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 118 (May 2005) Paper Number: 6389
Publication Date: May 1, 2005
Subject: Miscellaneous Audio Topics
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