softmodem

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The integration of modem controller and data pump algorithms into a single RAM-based DSP hardware architecture. These integrated algorithms are stored on the computer's hard disk, from which they are downloaded into the DSP board's random-access memory (RAM). This downloading, or "booting" process of the PC-installed software algorithms occurs as part of the computer's power-up initialisation process in less than 100 milliseconds, making it transparent to the user.
[Digicom Modem FAQ version 2.03].
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