[linux-audio-dev] Linux DSP Hardware?

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Fri Feb 18 11:08:35 UTC 2005

jipi wrote:
> currently, all signal processing algos are being done in software for
> Linux Audio.
> are there any hardware accelerated support for audio hardware when doing
> these sort of algos?

If you bend the definition of "hardware accelerated" enough, SIMD
extensions like MMX/SSE... would qualify. :)

> what if we want to experiment with h/w dsp?

The DSP on emu10k1 cards is the only one supported in Linux.

> (e.g. the 1820m from creative professional aka emu)

I don't know how similar that DSP is to the one on Creative's game
("consumer") cards, but it probably is somewhat related.  But Creative
doesn't release documentation, so we can forget it.


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