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

17-17 Sept. 1998

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

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):i - iv
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  • Universal serial bus (USB) power management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):194 - 201
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (32)
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    Micrel's logic-controlled high-side power switch integrated circuits are ideal for USB power switching applications. Each offers superior protection and performance relative to polyfuses. In addition, proper PCB layout techniques are highly recommended to ensure that both USB voltage regulation and transient regulation specifications are satisfied View full abstract»

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  • Thermal management design criteria and solutions

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):188 - 193
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Electronic packaging trends continue to increase power density while deploying smaller, more delicate components. In portable electronics, including notebook computers and cellular telephones, battery power is at a premium, making passive thermal management solutions preferable. This paper examines a new thermal management solution-a cost-effective, unique material which provides low thermal resis... View full abstract»

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  • Single chip ASICs for smart sensor signal conditioning

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):44 - 50
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    Innovative circuit design techniques based on standard CMOS wafer fabrication processes are enabling sensor products to incorporate a higher level of intelligence while simultaneously reducing cost and product size. Error correction and output calibration for sensor products has traditionally been implemented by laser trimming thick film passive components in a hybrid circuit containing discrete c... 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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  • Silicon cochlea

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):282 - 285
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    It is proposed that the discriminating parameter between different designs of the silicon cochlea should be their dynamic range. The analysis should include dynamic range of the links between artificial cochlea and the innervating system View full abstract»

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  • Hardware/software co-design language compatible with VHDL

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    This hardware/software (hw/sw) codesign language (CDL) is a small subset of ANSI/ISO Ada. It has existed since 1980 when VHDL was initiated and is contained in IEEE 1076 VHDL-1993 with only minor differences. The objective is to design core processors using available Ada compilers on any PC. It is used as hardware description language (HDL) using Boolean expressions or alternative gate-level imple... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed data acquisition system for substation bus protection and monitoring

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):315 - 320
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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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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  • 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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  • Time triggered protocol-fault tolerant serial communications for real-time embedded systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):86 - 91
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    This article discusses an advanced serial communications protocol which has been developed for applications which require highly dependable, or fault-tolerant operation. A typical such application would be automotive brake-by-wire or steer-by-wire systems where the system must be `fail-operational' as it is safety critical. `By-wire' systems transfer electrical signals down a wire instead of using... View full abstract»

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  • The interpersonal significance of a fork: what biomedical engineering should do!

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):301 - 304
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    The unique value to humankind of a project in biomedical engineering is to be found in its potential to restore the ability to experience deep and meaningful relationships. Thus, the ultimate goal of biomedical engineering is not just maintenance of physical life, or the amelioration of some aspect of physical disease or dysfunction, per se. Rather, what is done in these areas is ultimately to res... View full abstract»

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  • Bioengineering and biotechnology systems on a chip/integrated design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):292 - 296
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    Medical technology on a chip encompasses some of the most challenging and technically demanding designs of implantable devices for therapeutic or long term monitoring functions, or implantable drug delivery systems; spinal cord bridges for stimulation, or simulation of muscular or sensory functions; multifunction catheters; systems for medical telemetry, and other integrated medical devices such a... 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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  • Planetweb Internet communications software: Wescon/IC Expo

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):273 - 280
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    This paper describes several aspects of embedding Internet-enabling technology into consumer electronic devices and its advantages for mass audiences. More people are looking for affordable electronic devices that will allow convenient access to the Internet. What is required to create an effective consumer Internet access system? Available technologies, devices, and customer expectations for Inte... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated transport solutions for emerging cellular networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):258 - 266
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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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  • 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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  • The single component computer interface

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):73 - 77
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    The embedded computer design alternatives available to engineering teams have been enriched by the appearance of single component computers. These devices allow for quick engineering turns, and capitalizing on the market window of opportunity. The ability to incorporate a fully functional computer into a custom design without having to become PC architects gives design teams significant leverage i... 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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  • 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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  • Systems-on-a-chip: the case of the disappearing modem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 20
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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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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  • ACPI thermal sensing and control in the PC

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):169 - 182
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (11)
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    The ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification was developed to provide a standardized approach to configuring the hardware, systems, and software necessary for power and thermal management within the PC. Temperature sensors and system monitors are a core part of any reliable thermal management system. This paper discusses ways to use temperature sensing in the PC for optimum ... 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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  • 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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