Digital Signal Processing Implementation (Algorithms to Optimisation)

Course details

From £415.00

Thu 06 Jun 2019

Digital Signal Processing Implementation (Algorithms to Optimisation)


Algorithms to Optimisation

A one-day supplement to the Digital Signal Processing (theory and application) course that takes the theory and translates it into practice.

  • The course will include a mixed lecture and demonstration format and has been written to be independent of target processor architecture.
  • The course will show how to take common DSP algorithms and map them onto common processor architectures. It will also give a guide line for how to choose a DSP device, in particular how to choose and use the correct data word length for any application.
  • In addition to the algorithmic coding issues, the course will also cover the use of hardware specific functionality such as the use of internal or external memory and how to use DMA engines to optimise the use of both.

This course can be taken in conjunction with the Digital Signal Processing (theory and application) course.

What people say about the course...


Very detailed, well organised and clearly presented
- David Irvine, Senior Engineer, Ultra Electronics - CIS

Good supplement, key points were well made
- Ian Weeks, Principal Engineer, Semtech Northern Europe

Very interesting and engaging, will be directly applicable to my work
- Mark Ellis, AWE Plc

Programme details

Issues covered in the module include the DSP specific aspects of:

  • C vs. assembly coding techniques
  • Fixed point effects and wordlength issues
  • Optimising DSP code
  • Debugging DSP code
  • Independent of processor architecture
  • Mixed format of lectures and demonstrations

First day registration from 8.30am when course materials will be distributed.
Refreshments from 8.30am on the first day plus two 30 minute breaks during the day and a one-hour lunch break.
The course will begin at 9.00am and end at approximately 5.00pm on each day.


Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website. 


Standard Course Fee: £415.00
Add Digital Signal Processing (Theory and Application): £1295.00


Standard Course fee for this course only is £415.00, but you can also enrol on Digital Signal Processing (theory and application) course at checkout for an additional £1295.00

Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.

Request an invoice

Send a completed application form to the course administrator by email or post. Please do not send card details via email.


Mr John Edwards


Senior Field Applications Engineer,
Xmos Semiconductors Ltd

Since obtaining his BEng(Hons) from the University of Bradford, John has worked as a Signal Processing Applications Engineer for companies such as Loughborough Sound Images, Blue Wave Systems, Motorola and Picochip Designs.

John now works as a Senior Field Applications Engineer at Xmos Semiconductors Ltd. He has worked with DSPs in a wide range of DSP applications including Voice Over IP, voice band and broadband modems, control, medical instrumentation and noise and vibration analysis.

John is a member of the IET, IEEE, and is a regular contributor of papers at international DSP conferences.

Teaching methods

The course will include a mixed lecture and demonstration format and has been written to be independent of target processor architecture.


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.

Level and demands

Graduate level engineers and computer scientists who have limited experience with, and/or limited knowledge of DSP. Although a reasonable competence in mathematics will be helpful it is not essential and all the basic theory will be covered from scratch.

If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.