Building on university research, Greek SMEs can now apply electronics circuitry for digital signal processing (DSP) to multimedia audio equipment thanks to funding from the European Commissions IST programme.
Under the project name of HIPRO, the coordinating organisation Spectrum Electronics Company S.A learnt how to apply sophisticated DSP technology, a highly technical area involving complex mathematics as a result of the technology transfer of microelectronics know-how from project partner University of Athens.
The great advantage of such a numerical approach versus any analogue process is its reproducibility. Once a numerical procedure is settled, it becomes an easy task to duplicate without failure and thoroughly maintain the quality of the result. This explains why the DSP technology has found its place in many electronics applications such as radio, high definition television, high-end audio, etc.
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