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  • Wescon/98. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.98CH36265)

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):i - iv
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  • Third generation cellular (3G): W-CDMA and TD-CDMA

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):227 - 231
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    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is in the process of developing standards for the third generation (3G) mobile cellular system, also known as IMT2000. Meanwhile, the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) has adopted and recommended W-CDMA for voice and data, and TD-CDMA (DS) for other terrestrial services. The mobile will support up to 384 kb/s and in a non mobile e... View full abstract»

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  • Applying hardware/software co-design to systems-on-a-chip

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    Systems-on-silicon or systems-on-a-chip (SOC) are becoming more common as the capabilities of the silicon foundries, and the supporting technologies of hardware description languages and simulation continue to mature. Successful development programs for SOC-based designs will require that these tools continue to evolve and that the development teams also evolve their project methods in order to ta... View full abstract»

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  • Formal verification of hardware: misconception and reality

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):135 - 138
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    Formal verification in hardware, is a novel technique for validating the functional correctness of designs through the various phases of the design process, starting from the first specification. Simulation, the present industrial standard tool for verification, relies on propagating a set of input test vectors through the design and manually observing the validity of the outputs corresponding to ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated transport solutions for emerging cellular networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):218 - 226
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    Third generation cellular (3G) systems are now being designed and developed for deployment. These new systems are targeted to increase channel density and data handling capabilities. Third generation networks blend cell transport with the traditional cellular system needs, resulting in significant changes in transmission of information to base stations. Efficient system implementations will requir... View full abstract»

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  • Systems-on-a-chip: the case of the disappearing modem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 20
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    The movement toward using the system CPU to perform functions previously assigned to secondary chips is a superb example of the increasing momentum towards system on a chip. Once system designers understand the design issues, host signal processing promises to unlock the power in today's advanced processors, and provide increased efficiency, flexibility and cost-saving View full abstract»

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  • RTL verification strategies

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):130 - 134
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    If software studies were applied to ASIC designs using VHDL or Verilog code, we could expect about one to three errors per hundred lines of code. Finding errors accounts for approximately fifty percent of project labor costs. Available verification approaches are testing, design reviews/code inspections, prototype/emulation, requirements tracing, and formal verification. Verification occurs throug... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to microcontrollers. II

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):362 - 366
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    Although architecture independence and portability is very desirable, a microcontroller program cannot be totally detached from specific characteristics of the underlying hardware. Programming a microcontroller, even in a high level language, requires accessibility to various peripheral registers, ability to fix placement of both program and data, and exact knowledge of memory types and organizati... View full abstract»

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  • PC/104-ISA to PCI

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):210 - 215
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    Describes the PC/104 standard. PC/104 is simply the ISA bus packaged in a stackable pin and socket configuration. This form-factor is ideal for embedding into equipment. It does not rely on a backplane or motherboard architecture to interconnect the system bus. In a stack of one or two boards, the system designer can satisfy all his or her requirements. The final product can be considerably smalle... View full abstract»

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  • On-chip bus structure for custom core logic designs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):7 - 14
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    The open standard PLB, OPB and DCR buses provide the primary means of communication between macros in an IBM custom core logic design. Designers realize several advantages in creating and using compliant macros. First, IBM is continually expanding its extensive library of Blue Logic off-the-shelf core macros. These logic blocks are easily integrated into a customer's SOC solution. Additionally, cu... View full abstract»

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  • System architectures for narrowband reconnaissance receivers and beamforming applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):248 - 255
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    Reconnaissance receivers require flexible, reprogrammable equipment to meet the needs for processing current signals, including variants, as well as emerging signal formats of interest. Advances in commercial A/D, subband tuner, and DSP technology are providing a new generation of flexible, programmable hardware that is being utilized in reconnaissance receiving systems to monitor a wide range of ... View full abstract»

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  • RISC microcontrollers for automotive control

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):98 - 106
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    The price/performance characteristics of modern microcontrollers yields more performance for less money. The problem with integrating all of the automotive functions before was that the performance was not available in a microcontroller that could be used in automotive electronics. For instance, it would be very difficult to use the class of microcontrollers used in high end desk top computers in ... View full abstract»

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  • Considerations for designing chipsets for Windows(R) CE systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):124 - 127
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    This paper discusses the selection criteria for chipsets in Windows(R) CE systems. Some of the criteria vary widely depending on the type of end product. By understanding these criteria, IC designers can produce optimized and customized parts for Windows CE systems View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to microcontrollers. I

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):350 - 360
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    While microprocessor designers focus on larger word width and address space, a microcontroller designer focuses on integrating peripherals needed to support fast control within an embedded environment. Simply stated, a microcontroller is a single integrated circuit that at least contains the necessary elements of a complete computer system: CPU, memory, a clock oscillator, and input and output. Mi... View full abstract»

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  • Using I2O and I/O processors in embedded PCI systems. New software standard and processor type speed embedded PCI implementations

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):204 - 209
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    As the processing power and I/O speeds increase in embedded systems, the implementation of software protocols for communicating within these systems and making efficient use of available bandwidth has become critical. The I2O specification, software components and associated hardware, both I2O-ready PCI-local bus bridges and I/O processors, solve this problem in an efficient ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed data acquisition system for substation bus protection and monitoring

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):315 - 320
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    A new method for substation bus bar monitoring has been developed using a distributed data acquisition system and fiber optic communications. The advantages of this system include more accurate data sampling, ability to re-create the fault condition with the stored data in a simulation, a more secure transmission system with the use of fiber optics, and to prevent the false tripping of protection ... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon whole body sensors for medical applications-a glimpse of the future

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):286 - 291
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    The goal of this research was to develop a functional prototype of a patient wearable “solid state sensor shirt” (S4) for long term medical monitoring applications. The initial focus of this project was on electrocardiography. The S4 comprises clusters of miniature dry ECG electrodes embedded in the elastic mesh fabric. Each electrode cluster comprises of 8 closely spaced individual el... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost system monitoring applied to consumer PC platforms

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):183 - 186
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    The benefits of service and manageability seen in the DTMF (Desktop Management Task Force) are clear in the corporate environment. This paper reviews the DTMF model for PC manageability. We show that system monitoring should also apply to the home PC segment so that systems can be serviced and managed effectively. A critical building block of manageability is the hardware system monitor. Analog De... View full abstract»

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  • A smart ultrasonic beam controller

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):51 - 57
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    This paper presents the system design of a smart controller which simulation studies show has the potential of achieving ultrasonic-linked, voice selective control through neurofuzzy network and FFT software embedded in a dual microprocessor system. The neurofuzzy network serves as a speech recognition processor which is speaker independent. The second microprocessor performs an FFT function on th... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the implementation gap-a new approach to programmable DSP design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 6
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    The integration of FPGA cores with system level modeling tools provides designers with a straightforward methodology for creating low-power, high performance DSP applications View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive antennas for wireless information networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):242 - 247
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    Currently, high-speed access to the Internet's wealth of information requires wired connections which are somewhat less than ubiquitous. All other things being equal, wireless access is certainly preferred; however, all other things are not equal. Competing with copper through wireless media is not a trivial task. Consumers have come to expect high-quality service at a low cost with great reliabil... View full abstract»

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  • Overcoming system-on-chip design challenges of IP integration using LPGA rapid prototyping methodology

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Current market demands mandate the use/reuse of intellectual property (IP) cores in many complex designs. Yet, the momentum toward this new design approach is not without its share of snags. This paper addresses the various challenges posed by the system-on-chip design with IP integration and proposes effective strategies for eventual success of the product View full abstract»

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  • The embedded superscalar revolution

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):92 - 97
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    Discusses the way in which new embedded RISC architectures have evolved. Basic attention to the future requirements of real-time critical tasks have paved the way for an imaginative cornucopia of new 8, 16 and 32 bit MCU architectures to address the most demanding of real-time embedded system applications. The combination of reduced component costs, reduced power consumption, fast product design c... View full abstract»

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  • Embedded Pentium(R) processor system design for Windows CE

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):114 - 123
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    This paper discusses the key features of the Pentium processor and proposes system design techniques. Windows CE for embedded applications is also discussed. Performance and low power consumption along with hardware and software options for various applications are also provided View full abstract»

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