Military Embedded Systems

DSP software eliminates signal-analysis headaches

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August 17, 2011

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

DSP software eliminates signal-analysis headaches

Digital Signal Processing is as integral to the military embedded scene as butter is to bread.

Digital Signal Processing is as integral to the military embedded scene as butter is to bread. However, applying DSP data analysis is a bit more challenging. That’s why NEXTXEN’s NEXTWave SPL software caught our eye. Its mission: To proffer data analysis and signal processing via a signal environment that is 3D, interactive, and programmable. And the software is designed to execute “as-is” waveform data analysis. Additionally, A/D data acquisition in real-time, such as from USB, can be molded into new signals and introduced into the analysis, or standard data files can be used to import any existing signals into NEXTWave SPL for analysis.

NEXTWave SPL features a graphical programmable interface and an extensive signal-processing function library covering capabilities like frequency transforms and digital filtering. An open software architecture, extensive algorithm library, and file exporting with ease are some other obvious plusses. Then there’s the bottom line: how the software’s results are displayed. Options include depiction in 360-degree rotation spectograms and topographical data markers. And if you don’t see exactly what you expected, gesture-based manipulation and panning of the waveforms are also possible with this software. Sounds like a good deal to us.

 

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