Welcome to ADI DSP Centre

Digital signal processing is one of the most powerful technologies that is shaping science and engineering in the twenty-first century. Revolutionary changes have already been made in a broad range of fields like communications, medical imaging, radar and sonar, high fidelity music reproduction and oil prospecting. Each of these areas has developed its own intricate signal processing technology with its own suite of algorithms and specialized techniques.


Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) are microprocessors with a specialized architecture that is optimized for digital signal processing applications. Today DSPs are found in wide variey of devices, from cellular phones to audio/video players, TV sets, telecom equipment, medical equipments, etc. They have become faster and better year after year, and the growth continues. Analog Devices is a leading inovator in the DSP technology and is the fastest growing DSP supplier. Analog Devices offers a wide variety of DSPs. The ADI-DSP Learning Centre laboratory work station are based on Blackfin BF609. Blackfin BF609 is a 16 bit, Dual core DSP Processor.

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What is a DSP?

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Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) take real-world signals like voice, audio, video, temperature, pressure, or position that have been digitized and then mathematically manipulate them. A DSP is designed for performing mathematical functions like "add", "subtract", "multiply" and "divide" very quickly. Signals need to be processed so that the information that they contain can be displayed, analyzed, or converted to another type of signal that may be of use. In the real-world, analog products detect signals such as sound, light, temperature or pressure and manipulate them. Converters such as an Analog-to-Digital converter then take the real-world signal and turn it into the digital format of 1's and 0's. From here, the DSP takes over by capturing the digitized information and processing it. It then feeds the digitized information back for use in the real world. It does this in one of two ways, either digitally or in an analog format by going through a Digital-to-Analog converter. All of this occurs at very high speeds. Click here to join DSP Engineer Zone, A Support Community.

About Us

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The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) or IIT-M is an autonomous public engineering and research institution located in Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third IIT that was established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology.

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Analog Devices, Inc., also known as ADI or Analog, is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion and signal processing technology, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. The company manufactures analog, mixed-signal and DSP integrated circuits (ICs) used in electronic equipment. These technologies are used to convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals.

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There is a growing need for skilled engineers in the telecom and IT industry in India and there is a vast pool of graduating engineers available every year. Yet there is an acute shortage of properly trained manpower in these industries.The main reason for this anomaly is that, due to the fast growth of technology in this area, there is gap between the needs of the industry and the university curricula. Recognition of this brought Analog Devices Inc. USA, and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras together to create the "Analog Devices-IIT Madras DSP Learning Centre" as a joint venture.The charter of the learning centre is to act as an effective bridge between the academic curriculum and industry needs in the specialized area of digital signal processing applications.

Analog Devices Inc., USA is a world leader in the design,manufacture, and marketing of high-performance analog,mixed-signal and Digital Signal Processing integrated circuits (ICs) used in signal processing applications.The Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in basic and applied research. The Analog Devices-IIT Madras DSP Learning centre is a unique initiative in academic-industry colloboration.With visionaries like Ray Stata,Chairman Analog Devices and Dr.Ashok Jhunjhunwala, head of Tenet Group at IIT Madras formulating the vision, and a common ADI-IITM management team, the Centre was inaugurated and is truly poised to lay the foundations of a model finishing school in India.

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Contact Information

Analog Devices -IITM DSP Learning Centre,
CSD 400, 3rd Floor, Electrical Sciences Block
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai 600 036.

Tel: (044) 22571375
Email Id :kavitha@tenet.res.in
Web : http://analog.tenet.res.in