word length in filters

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by swty_todd, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. swty_todd

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    What is meant by word length in relation to filters (I think mostly FIR filters)?
     
  2. beenthere

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    I might suppose that if you have a 12 bit output from your converter and the DSP chip is trying to deal with 16 bit words, there could be some bizarre results.
     
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