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Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1994

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  • A new PC parallel interface standard [IEEE Std 1284-1994]

    Publication Year: 1994
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    Discusses the history and development of IEEE Std 1284-1994, standard signalling method for a bidirectional parallel peripheral interface for personal computers. This new PC parallel interface standard solves printer problems and illustrates effective standards building.<> View full abstract»

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  • Setting standards on the information superhighway

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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    Who should set the technical standards for hardware and software used on the information superhighway? For some things, government agencies such as the FCC will consider it their responsibility or right, but the government is oblivious to many standardization issues and it indefinitely delays acting on others. If vendors do not act, delay and chaos may result. Even when the government acts, vendor... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided hardware-software codesign

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 10 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (31)  |  Patents (10)
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    Most digital systems consist of a hardware component and software programs that execute on the hardware platform. Obviously, a system can deliver higher performance when we tune the hardware to its software applications and vice versa. Today's novel architectures and the possible use of computer-aided design tools have created new opportunities to find solutions to codesign problems. This survey a... View full abstract»

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  • Codesign of architectures for automotive powertrain modules

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 17 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    To guide design decisions in developing an optimized architecture for automotive powertrain modules, we relied upon analysis, a key to hardware-software codesign. Complicating such efforts are ongoing refinements to the underlying algorithms, ever stricter government standards, reusability demands, and late-arriving specifications for the controlled components. In our approach, configuration-level... View full abstract»

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  • Hardware-software codesign of embedded systems

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 26 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (69)  |  Patents (2)
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    Designers generally implement embedded controllers for reactive real-time applications as mixed software-hardware systems. In our formal methodology for specifying, modeling, automatically synthesizing, and verifying such systems, design takes place within a unified framework that prejudices neither hardware nor software implementation. After interactive partitioning, this approach automatically s... View full abstract»

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  • Scheduling for reactive real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 37 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (21)
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    In designing Chinook, a hardware-software cosynthesis system for reactive real-time controllers, the impact of timing constraints on software scheduling has been a central concern. By dividing constraints into two levels, corresponding to low-level interactions with device interfaces and high-level real-time response and rate requirements, we have developed solutions tailored to each aspect. These... View full abstract»

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  • A software-hardware cosynthesis approach to digital system simulation

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 48 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (1)
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    Our approach to digital system simulation compiles a high-level system model into a high-performance simulator that consists of software and hardware components. The target architecture for the simulation compiler is a tightly coupled processor and field-programmable gate array. We describe the simulation compiler and show how it can be used to improve simulation performance by up to a factor of t... View full abstract»

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  • Predicting and precluding problems with memory latency

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 59 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    By examining the rate at which successive generations of processor and DRAM cycle times have been diverging over time, we can track the latency problem of computer memory systems. Our research survey starts with the fundamentals of single-level caches and moves to the need for multilevel cache hierarchies. We look at some of the current techniques for boosting cache performance, especially compile... View full abstract»

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  • Modular fault-tolerant Boolean n-cubes

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 68 - 77
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    The modular design approach we propose for fault-tolerant Boolean n-cube architectures lets us reduce hardware cost and increase system reliability, while assuring high performance during message routing. Use of a specific module size with shared links and switches during reconfiguration helps keep system costs low. Though this strategy may increase the number of routing steps needed to transmit a... View full abstract»

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  • Micro view. Clipper: soon a de facto standard?

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Despite assurances to the contrary, the US government may put its buying power and political muscle into making a de facto commercial standard of the Clipper chip. As a hardware device implanted in telephones, Clipper and its associated key escrow system are designed to ensure the security of electronic communications against private adversaries, while also providing law enforcement and national s... View full abstract»

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