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Issue 2 • Date March-April 2009

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • Building Broadband as Economic Stimulus

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 3
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    Looks into the recently passed stimulus bill and the provisions affecting broadband and wireless services. View full abstract»

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  • Hot Chips Turns 20 [Guest editors' introduction]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Rock: A High-Performance Sparc CMT Processor

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 16
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    Rock, Sun's third-generation chip-multithreading processor, contains 16 high-performance cores, each of which can support two software threads. Rock uses a novel checkpoint-based architecture to support automatic hardware scouting under a load miss, speculative out-of-order retirement of instructions, and aggressive dynamic hardware parallelization of a sequential instruction stream. It is also th... View full abstract»

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  • Godson-3: A Scalable Multicore RISC Processor with x86 Emulation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 29
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    The Godson-3 microprocessor aims at high-throughput server applications, high-performance scientific computing, and high-end embedded applications. It offers a scalable network on chip, hardware support for x86 emulation, and a reconfigurable architecture. The four-core Godson-3 chip is fabricated with 65-nm CMOS technology. Eight- and 16-core Godson-3 chips are in development. View full abstract»

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  • Broadcom mediaDSP: A Platform for Building Programmable Multicore Video Processors

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 45
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    Broadcom's mediaDSP technology is a modular and scalable multiprocessor platform that provides the framework for building customized and programmable multicore processors for the video and image processing domain. The mediaDSP platform exploits task-level parallelism and includes architectural elements that support a task-based programming model. Broadcom's BCM35421 processor leverages mediaDSP te... View full abstract»

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  • A New 40-nm FPGA and ASIC Common Platform

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 53
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    Altera's Stratix IV FPGAs and Hardcopy IV ASICs provide a 40-nm common platform that offers several innovative architectural improvements, including adaptive body bias and flexible 10-Gbps transceivers. The resulting combination of high density, high performance, low power, and lower cost allows new and more complex systems previously unattainable with FPGA-based designs. View full abstract»

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  • Voice Processors Based on the Human Hearing System

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 63
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    A voice processor is a dedicated audio signal-processing chip for mobile phones and personal computers that enables high-performance noise reduction and acoustic echo cancellation for highly noisy environments. The algorithms and hardware underlying these chips' performance are based on the sophisticated operation of the human hearing system. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE-USA Tells Congress that Patent Reform Is Essential to Economic Recovery

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • No More Wishful Thinking

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 71
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