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Richard Lyons is a Contracting Systems Engineer and Lecturer at Besser Associates, Mountain View, Calif. He also serves as an Associate Editor at IEEE Signal Processing Magazine where he created and edits the "DSP Tips & Tricks" column. He has been the Lead Hardware Engineer for numerous multi-million dollar signal processing systems for both the National Security Agency (NSA) and TRW (now Northrop Grumman) Inc. An experienced lecturer, and instructor at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension, he has delivered signal processing seminars and training courses throughout the US and Europe. Rick has written over 30 articles and conference papers on DSP topics, and authored Amazon.com's top-selling DSP book “Understanding Digital Signal Processing" (Prentice Hall, 2010). Lyons is the editor of, and contributor to, the book "Streamlining Digital Signal Processing-A Tricks of the Trade Guidebook" (Wiley & Sons, 2007). He received the 2007 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 'Best Column Award', and was nominated for the IEEE Signal Processing Society's 2011 'Educational Award'. Lyons is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. He holds a BSEE from the University of Akron, Ohio. 

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How Discrete Signal Interpolation Improves Digital-to-Analog Conversion

Digital Interpolation is a way to reduce complexity and requirements for post-DAC analog filtering. Richard Lyons shows not only how it is done, but also discusses the D-A conversion process...