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WESCON/94. Idea/Microelectronics. Conference Record

Date 27-29 Sept. 1994

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  • Proceedings of WESCON '94

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • 36 bit wide FIFO for deep, bus oriented applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):503 - 506
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    Speciality memories, such as FIFO devices, derive their high performance from their architecture as well as their underlying technology. The need for higher speed in FIFO devices has resulted in the introduction of faster and faster devices, with access times as low as 10 ns, such as the QS7204-10. Nevertheless, traditional FIFO interfaces, even at the 10 ns access time level, fall short of meetin... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated memory elements on microcontroller devices

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):507 - 514
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    The purpose of this paper is to discuss novel uses of memory as well as new memory types, such as electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM), that have successfully been integrated into microcontroller chips. The first section of this paper will deal with new memory types and the latter sections will discuss novel uses of memory. Conventional static RAM and ROM will only be menti... View full abstract»

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  • Real world applications for field programmable gate array devices-an overview

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):548 - 551
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    Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have gone mainstream. No longer are applications limited to performance and cost insensitive designs. The newest generation of FPGAs have hit performance and cost goals which allow a much wider spectrum of applications support. This paper provides an overview of these types of applications and project future performance and cost for FPGA devices View full abstract»

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  • Industry acceptance of boundary scan

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):518 - 524
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    Boundary-scan has been a published standard since May 21, 1990. Since inception of the standard, several manufacturers have introduced boundary-scan methods and are actively building systems. In order to determine the success of boundary-scan in penetrating the marketplace, a survey was conducted which covered several key points. The survey was designed to determine the need for a test method like... View full abstract»

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  • Using neural-fuzzy in control applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):337 - 341
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    Fuzzy logic is gaining widespread acceptance in the control engineering community because of its continued success in control applications. However, certain inherent difficulties of the approach are restricting its growth. Difficulties include: developing fuzzy rules by hand for large systems, selecting appropriate membership function shapes, fine-tuning fuzzy solutions for specific levels of accu... View full abstract»

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  • A high speed graphics processing application using FPGAs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):552 - 556
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    This graphics processing application shows that high level design methods using VHDL or Verilog HDL input with synthesis tools are an excellent choice for FPGA-based systems. The 50 MHz design integrates several complex, high signal count functions in a single FPGA, all described in VHDL code. The advantages of high level FPGA design are not limited to this industry. They apply to any market where... View full abstract»

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  • Using IEEE-1149.1 for in-circuit emulation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):525 - 528
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (20)
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    The author describes an in-circuit emulator based on using the IEEE-1149.1 JTAG port. This type of an in-circuit emulator virtually eliminates a number of the problems of the traditional ICE by eliminating the pod and the necessity for removing the processor from the target. Simultaneously with Corelis deciding that a JTAG based emulator would alleviate a number of very common problems, a number o... View full abstract»

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  • Getting the best from an FPGA via logic synthesis

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):587 - 591
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    FPGA designers face two significant challenges. First, how to capitalize on all those programmable gates in a timely fashion, given that a 5K gate part is about the biggest device that can be designed efficiently using traditional, schematic-based approaches. Second, how to get the best functionality and performance out of the devices when used in the context of the rest of the devices on the boar... View full abstract»

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  • Object oriented approach to post-delivery syndrome

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):264 - 268
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    Traditionally, software is developed by using the waterfall model. It is also known as structured development. The decomposition in structured development is based on functions. The development phases, namely, analysis, design and implementation are sequential. Maintenance is not thought of until the software is delivered to the end user. It is a general scenario that by the time software is deliv... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in 3.3 V logic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):612 - 616
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    The benefits offered by 3.3 V based systems are significant. It is clear that the proliferation of 3.3 V ICs will continue to increase displacing the 20 year old 5 V TTL standard. Issues such as performance and power will be the dominant trends in the evolution of 3.3 V systems. This paper presents the main characteristics and market trends of 3.3 V products today. It offers guidelines in selectin... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy management information base (FMIB) for network management

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):342 - 347
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    Network management becomes very complicated as networks grow in size, complexity and heterogeneity. As a result, network management becomes a key issue for any enterprise. A management information base is a repository of all managed objects being used for management purposes. Most existing network management platforms consider the network information infrastructure as a deterministic concept and d... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of lithium-ion battery systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):242 - 248
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    Lithium cobalt oxide is used for the positive electrode. Sanyo's unique highly crystallized graphite as a negative electrode material provides the lithium ion batteries with a high energy density with excellent overall performance characteristics compared to other battery systems View full abstract»

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  • Arithmetic functions in programmable logic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):557 - 561
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    As engineers begin to embed complex system functions within programmable logic, the need often arises to perform arithmetic functions. Altera's FLEX 8000 family addresses this need with the features of the Arithmetic LE Mode. In this mode, dedicated logic and routing generates and propagates a fast carry-forward function in less than 1 ns. This high speed carry generation can be used to build arit... View full abstract»

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  • Urban electric transportation systems: the role of magnetic power transfer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):41 - 45
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    The impending large scale introduction of electric vehicles on the highways provides a unique opportunity not just to eliminate tailpipe emissions, but also to eliminate traffic congestion and to drastically reduce the cost of urban transportation. EVs can be far superior to today's combustion powered vehicles in convenience and cost per passenger mile when they are components of well-integrated u... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating data acquisition and mathematics software

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):186 - 188
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    The role of the personal computer and software in science and engineering applications has expanded to include all aspects of the scientific or engineering process, including modeling/hypothesizing, experimenting/measuring, and documenting/concluding. There are fundamental issues in scientific computing that need to be addressed and one of the more critical issues is application software integrati... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality and augmented reality in aircraft design and manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Summary form only given. The author is working on two research projects in Boeing Computer Services that have to do with virtual reality technology. The first involves importing aircraft CAD data into a VR environment. Applications include a side range of engineering and design activities, all of which involve being able to view and interact with the CAD geometry as if one were inside an actual ph... View full abstract»

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  • Embedding virtual test points in PCBs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):529 - 533
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    Boundary scan is currently the most popular diagnostic tool for high performance systems and plays a key role in overcoming hesitation for using fine pitch packaging. The hands-on test philosophies of the past are transcended with the ability to test a complex circuit internally and externally from a computer terminal. There is a realization that JTAG will quickly pay for itself by reducing the te... View full abstract»

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  • A cost effective approach to intelligent battery packs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):321 - 323
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    The increasing market demand for portable devices such as cellular phones, notebook computers and personal digital assistants has focused attention on one critical, common component-the battery pack. All portable equipment draws its operating power from a battery pack and more often than not these are constructed from rechargeable cells. A single charger design may required to recharge packs of va... View full abstract»

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  • System design considerations for FPGA synthesis

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):592 - 595
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    This article provides an overview of some of the system level considerations when designing with FPGA/CPLD devices. The tools supporting these types of designs vary widely in the features that have a significant impact on the time and effort it takes to complete a design. With flexibility as the key, you should ensure your tools support a “top-down design” approach, have mixed mode (la... View full abstract»

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  • The American Patent System-the engine that drives investment in invention

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 74
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    The American Patent System grants to inventors powerful and enforceable exclusive rights in inventions. It is unique, and superior to other patent systems, giving inventors a better opportunity to obtain and enforce a patent on their invention than in any other country. These unique features create a favorable climate for investment in inventions, and the American economy is evidence of this. Prop... View full abstract»

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  • How am I doing on time-focused new product development?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):270 - 275
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    To find out how you are doing on time-focused new product development ask these questions: 1. Do you know what time is worth? 2. Do you know how to sequence new product introductions? 3. Do you follow a documented new product development process? 4. Do you use numerical methods to compute duration? 5. Do you use a database to manage each new product effort in real-time? View full abstract»

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  • Storing multimedia images in a PC

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):154 - 159
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Storing full motion graphics animation or television images in a Personal Computer will generate huge amounts of data which will soon overwhelm even very large disc drives. Storing or retrieving images from a disc at 30 frames per second speed is not yet possible. The now common JPEG image compression standard can offer some relief at the price of generating more and more image distortions and vis... View full abstract»

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  • Design issues with high speed logic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):617 - 621
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    Faster CPU's have put a strain on the ability of glue logic to support them. The old method of just making the glue logic faster doesn't work anymore. This problem has generated new solutions in the form of innovative analog design applied to digital applications. This paper explores one of these innovations, the Ultra Fast Buffer View full abstract»

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  • A high resolution full frame transfer CCD camera

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):210 - 213
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    A full-frame-transfer high-resolution camera has been developed at Cohu Inc. This camera is based on a 2/3-inch 1134×486 CCD manufactured by Texas Instruments. The sensor has two independently addressable field memories which permit it to operate in several modes, including an RS-170 full-frame-transfer mode. In addition, the frame-transfer technology provides the benefits of a high-sensitiv... View full abstract»

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