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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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  • 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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  • VSI standards: using them today, planning for tomorrow

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):67 - 72
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    The VSI Alliance has made significant progress in standardizing the data to be created by a virtual component (VC) provider and passed to a system chip integrator. The VC provider is the author of a block, who completes the design of the VC as a stand-alone block, prepares a number of data files describing the block, then passes those data files to a system chip integrator. The system chip integra... View full abstract»

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  • A pragmatic approach to systems on a chip

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):60 - 66
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    In electronics, there is an expectation that things will get smaller, more complex and cheaper all the time, While these expectations are often met by semiconductor suppliers, there are practical limitations to how far we can take things. As circuit geometries shrink, we can add more and more complexity. This fact leads people to believe that all things electronic should be put on a single chip. S... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interdisciplinary approach to bimolecular device development

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):298 - 300
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    The course was divided into: introduction, subject overview, application, analysis, re-evaluation, and submission. It was hoped that through this sequence students could, by example, familiarize themselves with the evolutionary process of device development. We first started with the course introduction or period of familiarization. It was during this time that the participants became familiar wit... 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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  • Single chip ASICs for smart sensor signal conditioning

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):44 - 50
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An interactive modeling, simulation, animation and real-time control (MoSART) helicopter environment: a tool for enhancing education and research

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):327 - 347
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    This paper describes a Microsoft Windows '95/NT, Visual C++, Direct-3D based software environment for simulating and visualizing high-performance helicopter systems. Different simulation and animation models may be selected by the user. Users are also able to alter model and controller parameters on the “fly”-thus allowing them to quickly examine different scenarios. Both two dimension... View full abstract»

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  • RTL design source management for system-on-a-chip designs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):147 - 152
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    Increasingly, system-on-a-chip (SOC) designers are looking to leverage the expertise of design service providers to bring products to market. Design service providers may be engaged at various points in the design process: from design conception and specification to processing a completed technology dependent netlist. Engagement typically occurs at a stage intermediate to these points; completed R... View full abstract»

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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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  • 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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  • Using 1-Wire I/O for distributed system monitoring

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):161 - 168
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    Using 1-wire I/O, in the form of the Dallas One-WireTM bus, for distributed system monitoring provides several benefits. Foremost among these is simplified wiring or signal routing, and lower connector costs. Every device on the network has a unique serial number, providing node identification. In addition, robust, scalable network architecture is provided which can be used on a single ... 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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  • 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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  • Applying hardware/software co-design to systems-on-a-chip

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 28
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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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  • 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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  • Debugging aids for systems-on-a-chip

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):107 - 111
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    Serial debugging can overcome the problems which have arisen with monitor-based debugging and in-circuit emulation. Serial debug is a configuration of hardware and software which allows a host to communicate with an embedded chip. There are a number of different implementations of serial debug methodologies but all use a small number of pins to talk to the target CPU from a host computer. The most... 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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  • A blood alcohol measurement device using a fixed frequency photospectrometer

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):321 - 326
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    There are many people who go out for a night on the town without thinking about the potential dangers of drinking alcohol and then driving. A simple, noninvasive system is needed to test these people before they leave the bar to determine if they are competent to drive. The purpose of this project is to study, design, build, and test a fixed frequency photospectrometer that will test the blood alc... View full abstract»

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