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Issue 6 • Nov.-Dec. 1997

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  • US vs. Microsoft (again) - The browser war

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2 - 5
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    Bill Gates has a Win 95 contract with Compaq for preloading Win 95 on Compaq PCs. The contract requires Compaq to preload Win 95 in the same form (without modification) in which Microsoft provides Win 95. That form includes Internet Explorer 3 (IE 3) as a component of the total software package. (This is something like the way Sun licensed Java to Microsoft, although not the way Microsoft distribu... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editor's Introduction: Advanced Dram Technology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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  • New Versions

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):86 - 88
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  • M32R/D-integrating DRAM and microprocessor

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):40 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (5)
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    Newly emerging portable multimedia systems demand low-energy processing. Until now, however, designers of microprocessors for PCs and engineering workstations have focused mostly on high speed. Microcontroller designers, on the other hand, have taken low power dissipation as a first priority. Today's portable multimedia system design calls for developers to combine these two approaches, lowering p... View full abstract»

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  • SLDRAM: high-performance, open-standard memory

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):29 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (156)
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    The primary objective of DRAM-dynamic random access memory-is to offer the largest memory capacity at the lowest possible cost. Designers achieve this by two means. First, they optimize the process and the design to minimize die area. Second, they ensure that the device serves high-volume markets and can be mass-produced to achieve the greatest economies of scale. SLDRAM-synchronous-link DRAM-is a... View full abstract»

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  • Direct RAMbus technology: the new main memory standard

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (82)
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    Providing three times the memory bandwidth of the 66-MHz SDRAM subsystem, Direct RDRAM modules fit seamlessly into the existing mechanical space and airflow environment of the industry-standard PC chassis View full abstract»

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  • ANSI's role in standards development

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):84 - 85
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, the US national coordinating institute for voluntary standards. Typically, you will see ANSI in a standard's name followed by some letters and numbers such as X3.181-1980. These characters represent the full name of the standard and the year it was published. Does this mean that ANSI wrote the standard and published it? No. ANSI itself does not wr... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia LSI accelerator with embedded DRAM

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    To succeed in the graphics controllers market, it is important to take advantage of embedded DRAMs, which provide low power consumption, low electromagnetic interference (EMI), smaller board space, and frame memory flexibility (capacity, access speed, and bandwidth). These capabilities benefit portable PC applications in which board space and power consumption are serious considerations. The MSM76... View full abstract»

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  • Limited bandwidth to affect processor design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):55 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    This paper quantifies and compares the performance impacts of memory latencies and finite bandwidth. We show that the implementation of aggressive latency tolerance techniques aggravates stalls due to finite memory bandwidth, which actually become more significant than stalls resulting from uncongested memory latency alone. We expect that memory bandwidth limitations across the processor pins will... View full abstract»

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  • The software industry through an academic looking glass

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 7
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    There is a conversation beneath the surface of the consulting industry and behind the articles appearing daily in the business press. It is between academic economists, whose rambles are usually not widely circulated, and industry analysts, whose succinct quotes are. The academics and analysts talk past each other most of the time. The academics do what they usually do best, study historical cases... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless network extension using mobile IP

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):63 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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    Over the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic shift in computing systems, away from the monolithic mainframe and toward increasingly distributed, client-server systems. One of the key elements enabling the success of the distributed computing environment was the interconnecting network technology. High-speed, reliable network hardware and protocols evolved to support client-server application... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in semiconductor memories

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):10 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (3)
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    Despite their great market success, DRAMs have not kept pace with microprocessor improvements, so researchers are looking to advanced high-speed DRAM and merged DRAM/logic technologies to increase memory system performance View full abstract»

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  • Virtual-address caches.2. Multiprocessor issues

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):69 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (16)
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    In this two-part survey, we discussed the problems and possible solutions caused by virtual address caches in single-processor systems. In this paper, we continue to explore these topics in the context of multiprocessor systems. Processors may access their cache directly using virtual addresses. We discuss the inherent problems and possible solutions in this approach for multiprocessor systems View full abstract»

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