Hearing loss. Can I use the PSOC 1 to create a profile for my hearing loss
There are probably much better dedicated DSPs for audio-filtering than a PSoC1. The filter is not able to adapt frequency enhancement on several different freequencies as in hearing-aid devices.
Supressing or enhancing a single frequency band as in a bandpass or in a bandstop can be done easily in PSoC1 with a PGA and a filter.
Years ago the peformance level of simple BP and BR filters was
considered adequate at the 2'ond to 4'th order level. But if your
hearing loss complex, not a simple smooth peak or reduction
in response, those methods no longer considered adequate.
Additionally you have to deal with switching noise in switch cap filters,
which PSOC is, unless you use its PGA to synthesize continuous time
filters. Not difficult to do, a simple LP filter gets rid of most of the noise
due to oversampling nature of SC filters. But then you also have the
same problem on the D/A side of a digitial filter.
PSOC 1 can do digital filtering, it has an onboard multiplier, and you can
implement IIR, or FIR, but not as wide a range of response as PSOC
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Thanks for the feedback. What DSP IC do you think would be a fast learning rate. I can't see myself spending $4500 for hearing aids.
You could consider PSOC 3 or 5LP, as they both have DFB. As well as
basic signal conditioning like OpAmp, PGA. DFB also has assembler permitting
you to create custom filter.
One of your challenges will be size, package will be one of the issues.
Thanks for the response. PSOC has the filter wizard that I like using for audio. If I used the filter block in PSOC 5 where would I find the software routines for the custom filters?
I am not concerned about size. I was thinking of a package size like an MP3 player.
Custom filters are your ground up design by using the basic HW in the
DFB. There are library sized collections of books on DSP filtering,
many vendors have tools to determine pole/zero locations, show response
you will get, just google "digital filter design tool".
I purchased the EVAL-ADAU1452MINIZ. The SDK was $225. It comes with GUI software. I still think the PSOC 5LP is the way to go.