DSP Applications to Reap Benefits from Inclusion of AVX in Processors
Intel has radically changed the relevance of its processors in the digital signal processing (DSP) arena with the addition of Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) in its 2nd Generation Core i7 multicore platforms. With this move, Intel has doubled the vector engine capability of the processor from 128 to 256 bits. Through this improvement in floating point processing capabilities, the processors formerly code-named “Sandy Bridge” now become compelling choices in military and aerospace applications such as radar, sonar, signal processing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and on a wide range of manned and unmanned platforms.
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