DADiSP/ProPac, a combined maths accelerator plug-in module for DADiSP, the engineering spreadsheet designed specifically for technical data analysis, has been released. It combines the new VectorXL module with the previously released FFTXL and MatrixXL modules to provide a single, optimised numeric processing engine.

DADiSP/VectorXL accelerates common vector maths computations by using the Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL). According to DSP Development Corporation, speed improvements of between 20 and 60 per cent are common. The MKL Library provides highly optimised vector routines based on the VML Vector Math Library. The algorithms are specifically tuned to Intel processors to provide enhanced performance.

The DADiSP/FFTXL plug-in module automatically accelerates FFT computations and FFT-based analysis routines, while the DADiSP/MatrixXL Module builds upon LAPACK, Linear Algebra PACKage provided by Intel MKL to accelerate core matrix computations.

‘DADiSP/ProPac delivers the combined benefits of VectorXL, FFTXL and MatrixXL in one simple package to provided highly optimised numeric analysis capabilities to DADiSP users in a transparent manner,’ said Randy Race, DSP's chief technical officer. ‘Fast and highly tuned computing algorithms, once limited to the domain of specialty programmers, are now available to scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of applications.’

DADiSP/ProPac is compatible with DADiSP 6.5 and requires no changes to existing analysis routines. The DADiSP range of products, including a choice of optional extensions, is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.