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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • On-chip bus structure for custom core logic designs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):7 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (5)
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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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  • Using 1-Wire I/O for distributed system monitoring

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):161 - 168
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (8)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Intelligent thermal management using brushless DC fans-implementing reliable, full-featured, and cost-effective systems for cooling and thermal supervision

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):154 - 160
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    Although BDC fans are superior to conventional fans, they are still less than optimum solutions. Because they are electromechanical devices, BDC fans do not achieve the same level of reliability as the system electronics they protect. BDC fan failure commonly results from wear-out mechanisms (primarily fan bearing failures), physical damage, or blockage by foreign objects; or electrical failure. L... 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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  • Thermal management design criteria and solutions

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):188 - 193
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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 design and results of an underwater paging system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):311 - 314
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    The electronic diver paging system (EDPS) is a system designed to fill a niche between currently existing underwater communication products. The EDPS allows the convenience of modern day electronics, but the system costs much less than vocal communication products. It provides both a notification signal, indicating that the receiving diver should look at the transmitting diver, and a distress sign... View full abstract»

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