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IEEE Design & Test of Computers

Issue 1 • Jan.-Feb. 2005

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Global competitiveness, outsourcing, and education in the semiconductor industry

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Keeping current with silicon and systems technology in the mid-90s

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):7 - 9
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    IEEE Design & Test Magazine was originally conceived in late 1982 to cover the nascent field of electronic design automation (EDA). Software tools to automate many parts of the IC design process were becoming essential to support the rapid growth of IC densities and to leverage IC capabilities. The magazine was one of the first nontrade engineering publications dedicated to educating professional ... View full abstract»

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  • Is engineering a viable profession in the US?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 11
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    There are many well-educated engineers in countries such as Russia, China, Romania, and India, who can do the work currently done by US-based engineers, and whose pay scales are less than 25% that of US pay scales. US companies exploit this situation by creating satellite operations in low-pay countries or by contracting out work to overseas companies. This extends to professional employees a proc... View full abstract»

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  • The truth about outsourcing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 13
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    The outsourcing of jobs has become a red herring for the media and politicians. Outsourcing is a normal, healthy part of the evolution in the US workforce - one that creates American jobs, boosts productivity, and improves the standard of living for all US citizens. In fact, far more US workers lose their jobs to technology than to outsourcing. But an interesting phenomenon occurs as economies see... View full abstract»

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  • The importance of innovation in the economy of advanced countries

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    The history of employment in advanced economies is rife with major shifts arising from technology and the emergence of global competition. The global situation of markets, capital, and costs have destroyed and recreated manufacturing jobs many times over. Thus, if engineering jobs do indeed migrate to low-cost regions, the US might see a redirection of students and professionals to other areas. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Infrastructure IP design for repair in nanometer technologies

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  • A methodology for architectural design of multimedia multiprocessor SoCs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 26
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    Multiprocessor SoCs are increasingly important for multimedia systems. This article presents a methodology for the architectural design of multimedia multiprocessor SoCs and illustrates its advantages using a generic implementation of a real-time gesture recognition application. The proposed methodology covers all the important architectural aspects from processor allocation to memory and network ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 27
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  • Software development for high-performance, reconfigurable, embedded multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 38
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    Reconfigurable platforms can be very effective for lowering production costs because they allow the reuse of architecture resources across a variety of applications. We show how to program a reduced-instruction-set-computing (RISC) microprocessor with a reconfigurable functional unit, focusing on DSP applications and using the example of a turbodecoder. We have developed a complete design flow, in... View full abstract»

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  • Energy-aware distributed speech recognition for wireless mobile devices

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):39 - 49
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    Severe limitations in computational, memory, and energy resources make implementing high-quality speech recognition in embedded devices a difficult challenge. In this article, the authors investigate the energy consumption of computation and communication in an embedded distributed speech recognition system and propose optimizations that reduce overall energy consumption while maintaining adequate... View full abstract»

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  • An automatic technique for optimizing Reed-Solomon codes to improve fault tolerance in memories

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):50 - 58
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    Modern SoC architectures manufactured at ever-decreasing geometries use multiple embedded memories. Error detection and correction codes are becoming increasingly important to improve the fault tolerance of embedded memories. This article focuses on automatically optimizing classical Reed-Solomon codes by selecting the appropriate code polynomial and set of used symbols. View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting ECC redundancy to minimize crosstalk impact

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):59 - 70
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    Signal integrity in high-speed bus designs is put at risk by crosstalk-related-bus delays. This article provides a comprehensive study of the usefulness of error-correcting code (ECC) redundancy in reducing such delays. It shows that dual Rail codes perform better at this task than Hamming codes. We analyze the impact of different ECCs on crosstalk-induced-bus delays (CIBD). We investigate the pos... View full abstract»

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  • Is it time to reexamine patent policy for standards?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):71 - 73
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  • An EDA compendium

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):74 - 75
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  • Conference Reports

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):76 - 78
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  • DATC Newsletter

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 79
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  • Testing: It's not just pass/fail anymore

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 80
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This Periodical ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Design & Test.

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