[techtalk] winmodem sound driver

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Tue Dec 14 11:49:59 EST 1999

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999 09:27:14 -0500, "Theresa Radke" <theresa at corelcity.com> said:

>A real waste of processor cycles?? How so?? you make it sound as if
>running a driver for a winmodem is not a good thing to do, could you
>please explain?

In a "real" modem, signal processing--converting the signal on the
phone line to the digital stuff the computer wants--is done by a
dedicated DSP (digital signal processor) chip.  WinModems don't have a 
DSP, so the CPU has to do it instead.  


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