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    An Evaluation of the Goertzel Algorithm for Low-Power, Embedded Systems

    Brown, Stephen and Timoney, Joseph and Lysaght, Thomas (2014) An Evaluation of the Goertzel Algorithm for Low-Power, Embedded Systems. In: 25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014). IET, pp. 357-361.

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    The Goertzel Algorithm provides an efficient mechanism for tone detection in signal processing. However, on Wireless Sensor Network nodes, there is often not sufficient processing power to implement this using floating-point arithmetic, so fixed-point implementations are used. In this paper we compare the quality of the results for a typical audio application with different resolutions of fixed-point support using MATLAB. We also provide performance figures based on implementing this on a representative sensor node platform. Our results show that, for this application-space, 16-bit fixed-point arithmetic provides the best tradeoff of accuracy against performance. No previous work has addressed this specific aspect of implementating the Goertzel algorithm.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Fixed-Point; Goertzel Algorithm; Performance; WSN;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6567
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    Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 14:58
    Publisher: IET
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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