Updated: 12/26/2023 by Computer Hope

DSP may refer to any of the following:

1. A DSP (digital service provider) is a company that helps deliver digital content and provides digital services. The digital content these companies could help deliver could include music, movies, TV shows, and videos. Digital services might include cloud services, internet access, and web hosting. Examples of music DSPs include Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube Music.


See our streaming page for a more complete list of companies providing digital content delivery.

2. Short for digital signal processor, DSP is a processor that is optimized for performing the complex mathematical calculations inherent in processing digital signals. A discrete DSP integrated into a chipset contains a ROM (read-only memory) and cannot be reprogrammed.

3. Short for drive secondary present, DSP is an acronym used with early hard drives like the Conner CP30104H to indicate the computer uses dual drives. When configuring the drive jumpers on a computer with dual hard drives, the DSP jumper setting should be used.

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