Computer

Issue 4 • April 2003

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  • Science fairs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 16
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  • Researchers automate the digital animation process

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 26
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  • Taking on the embedded system design challenge

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):35 - 37
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  • Interactive Workspaces

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):99 - 101
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    We are rapidly entering a world in which people equip themselves with a small constellation of mobile devices and pass through environments rich in embedded technology. However, we are still a long way from harnessing the power of this technology in a way that seamlessly and invisibly assists users in their day-to-day activities. Bringing pervasive computing to maturity requires innovations in sys... View full abstract»

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  • Metropolis: an integrated electronic system design environment

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):45 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (214)  |  Patents (3)
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    Today, the design chain lacks adequate support, with most system-level designers using a collection of unlinked tools. The implementation then proceeds with informal techniques involving numerous human-language interactions that create unnecessary and unwanted iterations among groups of designers in different companies or different divisions. The move toward programmable platforms shifts the desig... View full abstract»

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  • Standards for XML and Web services security

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):96 - 98
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (2)
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    XML schemas convey the data syntax and semantics for various application domains, such as business-to-business transactions, medical records, and production status reports. However, these schemas seldom address security issues, which can lead to a worst-case scenario of systems and protocols with no security at all. At best, they confine security to transport level mechanisms such as secure socket... View full abstract»

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  • Context-aware communication

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):90 - 92
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    Describes the Mercury system, whereby a user of an electronic message service receives messages on a device and in a format appropriate to his context (travelling, in a meeting, etc.); and ConChat, whereby besides transmitting his message he automatically transmits contextual information such as his location, the number and identities of other people in the room, the room's ambient temperature, li... View full abstract»

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  • The softening of hardware

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):27 - 34
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    In the 1940s, when modern computing began, engineers tended to view computers and the programs running on them as unified entities. Now, after decades in which software and hardware developed along separate paths, we seem to have come full circle. The hardware on which our programs run is thanks to embedded systems. These systems force designers to work under incredibly tight constraints. To under... View full abstract»

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  • The case for perspicuous programming

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):102 - 104
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    Traditional approaches to coding interactive programs, even literate programming, suffer from the problem of focusing on what the computer will do, not what the user wants it to do. The algorithmic code is primary and any documentation secondary, especially user documentation. Help facilities appear to be added as an almost independent exercise. We can solve this problem by focusing on the user do... View full abstract»

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  • A decade of hardware/software codesign

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 43
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    The term hardware/software codesign, coined about 10 years ago, describes a confluence of problems in integrated circuit design. By the 1990s, it became clear that microprocessor-based systems would be an important design discipline for IC designers as well. Large 16- and 32-bit microprocessors had already been used in board-level designs, and Moore's law ensured that chips would soon be large eno... View full abstract»

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  • SystemC cosimulation and emulation of multiprocessor SoC designs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):53 - 59
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    SystemC is an open source C/C++ simulation environment that provides several class packages for specifying hardware blocks and communication channels. The design environment specifies software algorithmically as a set of functions embedded in abstract modules that communicate with one another and with hardware components via abstract communication channels. It enables transparent integration of in... View full abstract»

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  • The coming revolution in massively multiuser persistent worlds

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):93 - 95
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    An emerging category of entertainment software known as massively multiuser persistent worlds (MMPW) has begun driving radical developments in unexpected areas. MMPWs provide environments that allow real-time interaction among hundreds or even thousands of users distributed across the Internet. In these worlds, the concept of persistence is crucial: the world continues to change and develop whethe... View full abstract»

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  • A formal approach to MpSoC performance verification

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):60 - 67
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    Multiprocessor system on chip designs use complex on-chip networks to integrate different programmable processor cores, specialized memories, and other components on a single chip. MpSoC have been become the architecture of choice in many industries. Their heterogeneity inevitably increases with intellectual-property integration and component specialization. System integration is becoming a major ... View full abstract»

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  • Optical networking chips get faster in a slow market

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Tremendous network traffic growth, along with an increase in multimedia and other data-intensive traffic, has driven the potential need for high-performance networking technology offering transmission rates of 10 to 40 Gbits per second. Companies such as Internet exchange providers, which connect ISPs to one another, are currently buying 10-Gbps networking products. Companies such as Broadcom, Int... View full abstract»

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  • Domain-specific codesign for embedded security

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):68 - 74
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    Systems with multiple design domains require codesign of application domains. Dedicated hardware processors implement the application domains and software integrates them. The authors use ThumbPod, a prototype embedded security application, for remote identification applications such as intelligent keys or electronic payments. The device combines security, biometrics, and networking domains. Addit... View full abstract»

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  • The battle over the universal Java IDE

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):21 - 23
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    Software developers would rather not have to learn multiple interfaces and programming environments to work with different vendors' tools. This has encouraged the use of the multivendor integrated development environment (IDE). The article discusses the case for the development of a Java IDE. It describes 2 candidate IDE, NetBeans and Eclipse. Oracle has submitted to Sun a compromise Java IDE prop... View full abstract»

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