This paper presents an analysis of issues related to the fixed-point implementation of a speech signal applied to biometric purposes. For preparing the system for automatic speaker identification and for experimental tests we have used the Matlab computing environment and the development software for Texas Instruments digital signal processors, namely the Code Composer Studio (CCS). The tested speech signals have been processed with the TMS320C5515 processor. The paper examines limitations associated with operation of the realized embedded system, demonstrates advantages and disadvantages of the technique of automatic software conversion from Matlab to the CCS and shows the impact of the fixed-point representation on the speech identification effectiveness.
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