This book presents a distributed multiprocessor architecture that is faster, more versatile, and more reliable than traditional single-processor architectures. It also describes a simulation technique that provides a highly accurate means for building a prototype system in software. The system prototype is studied and analyzed using such DSP applications as digital filtering and fast Fourier transforms. The code is included as well, which allows others to build software prototypes for their own research systems. The design presented in Microprocessor-Based Parallel Architecture for Reliable Digital Signal Processing Systems introduces the concept of a dual-mode architecture that allows users a dynamic choice between either a conventional or fault-tolerant system as application requirements dictate. This volume is a "must have" for all professionals in digital signal processing, parallel and distributed computer architecture, and fault-tolerant computing.