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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  • Systems-on-a-chip: the case of the disappearing modem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 20
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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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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  • 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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  • Bioengineering and biotechnology systems on a chip/integrated design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):292 - 296
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    Medical technology on a chip encompasses some of the most challenging and technically demanding designs of implantable devices for therapeutic or long term monitoring functions, or implantable drug delivery systems; spinal cord bridges for stimulation, or simulation of muscular or sensory functions; multifunction catheters; systems for medical telemetry, and other integrated medical devices such a... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon whole body sensors for medical applications-a glimpse of the future

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):286 - 291
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    The goal of this research was to develop a functional prototype of a patient wearable “solid state sensor shirt” (S4) for long term medical monitoring applications. The initial focus of this project was on electrocardiography. The S4 comprises clusters of miniature dry ECG electrodes embedded in the elastic mesh fabric. Each electrode cluster comprises of 8 closely spaced individual el... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Low cost system monitoring applied to consumer PC platforms

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):183 - 186
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    The benefits of service and manageability seen in the DTMF (Desktop Management Task Force) are clear in the corporate environment. This paper reviews the DTMF model for PC manageability. We show that system monitoring should also apply to the home PC segment so that systems can be serviced and managed effectively. A critical building block of manageability is the hardware system monitor. Analog De... 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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  • Fiber Bragg grating multi-channel optical source with temperature compensation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):306 - 310
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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    A multi-channel optical source is presented using a fiber Bragg grating as a reflective filter which separates ten channels from a single broadband source. The channels are spaced 0.8 nm apart in the 1540 nm to 1548 nm range, and have 25 dB channel separation. A possible method for temperature compensation is shown utilizing the linear relationship between output wavelength shifts and expansion of... 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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  • Planetweb Internet communications software: Wescon/IC Expo

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):273 - 280
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    This paper describes several aspects of embedding Internet-enabling technology into consumer electronic devices and its advantages for mass audiences. More people are looking for affordable electronic devices that will allow convenient access to the Internet. What is required to create an effective consumer Internet access system? Available technologies, devices, and customer expectations for Inte... View full abstract»

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  • The interpersonal significance of a fork: what biomedical engineering should do!

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):301 - 304
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    The unique value to humankind of a project in biomedical engineering is to be found in its potential to restore the ability to experience deep and meaningful relationships. Thus, the ultimate goal of biomedical engineering is not just maintenance of physical life, or the amelioration of some aspect of physical disease or dysfunction, per se. Rather, what is done in these areas is ultimately to res... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive antennas for wireless information networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):242 - 247
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    Currently, high-speed access to the Internet's wealth of information requires wired connections which are somewhat less than ubiquitous. All other things being equal, wireless access is certainly preferred; however, all other things are not equal. Competing with copper through wireless media is not a trivial task. Consumers have come to expect high-quality service at a low cost with great reliabil... 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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  • 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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  • Embedded Pentium(R) processor system design for Windows CE

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):114 - 123
    Cited by:  Patents (31)
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    This paper discusses the key features of the Pentium processor and proposes system design techniques. Windows CE for embedded applications is also discussed. Performance and low power consumption along with hardware and software options for various applications are also provided View full abstract»

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  • RTL verification strategies

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):130 - 134
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    If software studies were applied to ASIC designs using VHDL or Verilog code, we could expect about one to three errors per hundred lines of code. Finding errors accounts for approximately fifty percent of project labor costs. Available verification approaches are testing, design reviews/code inspections, prototype/emulation, requirements tracing, and formal verification. Verification occurs throug... View full abstract»

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  • RTL power management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):139 - 146
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    Integrated circuit (IC) designers who believe their competence is in developing the architecture, and not the implementation, are looking to register transfer level (RTL) sign-off as a means of getting system-on-a-chip (SOC) ICs to market quickly. In order to create complex SOC designs with strict performance, power, and cost constraints, designers must utilize high-level floorplanning, timing ana... 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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  • 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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  • Virtual private networks-new strategies for secure enterprise networking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):267 - 272
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    Many corporations are reluctant to do business over the public telecommunications infrastructures. When they deal with outside service providers they worry about service quality, network performance, and data security. Fortunately, new IP-routed virtual private networks (VPNs) allow businesses to preserve control of their data traffic, even when routed across public networks. VPNs extend the corpo... View full abstract»

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