ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyFU MINGHUA; XU, LONGYA; MEDVEDEV, ALEXANDER; SMITH, WILLIAM A.; GOLDING, LEONARD A. R.ASAIO Journal: September-October 1997 - p M619 Free Abstract The design and development of the digital signal processor controller for an innovative ventricular assist system is presented. A DSP56005 is used as the central processor, with other peripheral components. System hardware and software were developed through the advanced development system, and stand alone operation of the system was also accomplished. Two different control modes—current control mode and speed control mode—were developed and investigated. Performance of efficiency and dynamic response were examined through experimental testing. ASAIO Journal 1997; 43:M615-M619. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.