This book is a tutorial on the latest version of Texas Instruments very successful line of digital signal processors. It also discusses the DSK or Digital Signal Processor Starter Kit developed and sold by Texas Instruments at USD100 which is a fraction of the price of a Digital Signal Processor in the TMS line or of a competitor. Chassaing is supported in his effort by Texas Instruments and has published previous books on the subject. The field is still experience growth and book sales of the previous two versions have shown a trend toward greater sales with each subsequent version. The book will be accompanied by a computer disk which will include all the programs listed and referenced in the book.