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Debugging Systems-on-Chip: Communication-centric and by Bart Vermeulen, Kees Goossens (auth.)

By Bart Vermeulen, Kees Goossens (auth.)

This e-book describes an technique and assisting infrastructure to facilitate debugging the silicon implementation of a System-on-Chip (SOC), permitting its linked product to be brought into the marketplace extra speedy. Readers research step by step the main necessities for debugging a latest, silicon SOC implementation, 9 components that complicate this debugging job, and a brand new debug procedure that addresses those necessities and complicating elements. The authors’ novel communication-centric, scan-based, abstraction-based, run/stop-based (CSAR) debug method is mentioned intimately, displaying the way it is helping to satisfy debug specifications and deal with the 9, formerly pointed out components that complicate debugging silicon implementations of SOCs. The authors additionally derive the debug infrastructure specifications to help debugging of a silicon implementation of an SOC with their CSAR debug process. This debug infrastructure involves a known on-chip debug structure, a configurable computerized design-for-debug move for use in the course of the layout of an SOC, and customizable off-chip debugger software program. assurance comprises an overview of the potency and effectiveness of the CSAR technique and its assisting infrastructure, utilizing six commercial SOCs and an illustrative, instance SOC version. The authors additionally quantify the expense and layout attempt to help their approach.

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Integrated System-Level Modeling of Network-on-Chip enabled by Tim Kogel

By Tim Kogel

Built-in System-Level Modeling of Network-on-Chip Enabled Multi-Processor systems first provides a accomplished replace on fresh advancements within the quarter of SoC structures and ESL layout methodologies. the most contribution is the rigorous definition of a framework for modeling on the timing approximate point of abstraction. for that reason this e-book offers a suite of instruments for the production and exploration of timing approximate SoC platform versions.

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Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications by Jing Chen, Seongsoo Hong

By Jing Chen, Seongsoo Hong

This Presentation: Transitions from non-stop to Discrete1. classes from profitable algorithms• Convexity and Decomposition• specific constitution• Sampling• Inexact “solves”2. “Informal” exploration of demanding situations in multi-stage difficulties

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Chemical Vapor Deposition of Tungsten and Tungsten Silicides by John E.J. Schmitz

By John E.J. Schmitz

This monograph condenses the correct and pertinent literature on blanket and selective CVD of tungsten (W) right into a unmarried conceivable quantity. The publication provides the reader with the required history to increase, fantastic track, and effectively hold a CVD-W approach in a construction set-up. fabrics deposition chemistry, apparatus, method expertise, advancements, and functions are defined.

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Extensions of first order logic by Maria Manzano

By Maria Manzano

Classical good judgment has proved insufficient in quite a few components of machine technological know-how, synthetic intelligence, arithmetic, philosopy and linguistics. this can be an creation to extensions of first-order good judgment, in response to the primary that many-sorted good judgment (MSL) presents a unifying framework during which to put, for instance, second-order good judgment, style conception, modal and dynamic logics and MSL itself. the purpose is 2 fold: just one theorem-prover is required; proofs of the metaproperties of the several present calculi might be shunned via borrowing them from MSL. To make the e-book obtainable to readers from diverse disciplines, while protecting precision, the writer has provided exact step by step proofs, warding off tough arguments, and always motivating the cloth with examples. as a result this is used as a reference, for self-teaching or for first-year graduate classes

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Logic-Based Artificial Intelligence (The Kluwer by Jack Minker

By Jack Minker

This landmark quantity represents the end result of over forty years of analysis within the use of good judgment as a foundation for representing and manipulating difficulties within the box of man-made intelligence. The use of good judgment as a foundation for common sense reasoning used to be began through John McCarthy in 1959. the gathering includes either unique learn and surveys of virtually each topic that makes use of common sense in AI, contributed by way of best scientists, and grew out of initial paintings awarded at the Workshop on Logic-Based man made Intelligence held in Washington, DC, June 1999. All papers were greatly refereed and revised. The introductory article offers heritage on learn that has transpired on account that 1959 and discusses the importance of every bankruptcy during this context. the themes coated within the e-book are common sense reasoning, wisdom illustration, nonmonotonic reasoning, common sense for causation and activities, making plans and challenge fixing, cognitive robotics, common sense for brokers and activities, inductive reasoning, possibilistic good judgment, common sense and ideology, common sense and language, computational good judgment, wisdom base process implementations, and functions of theorem proving and good judgment programming. Logic-Based man made Intelligence is beneficial to graduate scholars and researchers in synthetic intelligence, and complicated equipment for database and data base platforms. Logic-Based man made Intelligence can also be of curiosity to these utilising theorem proving tips on how to difficulties in software and undefined verification, to those that take care of huge wisdom base structures, these constructing cognitive robotics, and for these attracted to the resolution of McCarthy's 1959 "oldest making plans challenge in AI: getting from domestic to the airport".

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Telecommunications Cost Management by William A. Yarberry Jr.

By William A. Yarberry Jr.

Such a lot telecom books specialize in both conventional telecom billing audits or natural expertise, with the price saving rules buried deep within the textual content. Busy decision-makers want the specifics speedy, with no need to struggle through information that don't impact the economics of a venture. Telecommunications price administration takes fee saving thoughts and brings them to the leading edge the place managers and choice makers can quick use them for genuine global price discounts or potency profits. conventional invoice auditing texts supply thoughts yet merely in the context of the present structure - for instance, they may spotlight thoughts for lowering circuit switched leased traces yet forget the professionals and cons of leased strains as opposed to possible choices. Telecommunications rate administration offers a blueprint for rate aid throughout all significant applied sciences - from body relay to IP telephony to agreement options. The textual content provides the most important proof up entrance, with pattern calculations for broadband, neighborhood entry, gear, and repair choices. It offers situations exhibiting the consequences of alternative architectural innovations for either voice and knowledge communications. meant for the busy decision-maker, this reference gets rid of the necessity to go through pointless information and publications the reader on to the associated fee saving recommendations.

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Energy aware memory management for embedded multimedia by Florin Balasa, Dhiraj K. Pradhan

By Florin Balasa, Dhiraj K. Pradhan

Energy-Aware reminiscence administration for Embedded Multimedia platforms: A Computer-Aided layout Approach offers contemporary computer-aided layout (CAD) rules that handle reminiscence administration initiatives, quite the optimization of power intake within the reminiscence subsystem. It explains the right way to successfully enforce CAD ideas, together with theoretical tools and novel algorithms.

The ebook covers a variety of energy-aware layout suggestions, together with data-dependence research suggestions, reminiscence measurement estimation tools, extensions of mapping ways, and reminiscence banking ways. It indicates how those strategies are used to judge the information garage of an software, lessen dynamic and static strength intake, layout energy-efficient tackle iteration devices, and lots more and plenty more.

Providing an algebraic framework for reminiscence administration initiatives, this publication illustrates tips on how to optimize strength intake in reminiscence subsystems utilizing CAD suggestions. The algorithmic kind of the textual content may also help digital layout automation (EDA) researchers and power builders create prototype software program instruments for system-level exploration, with the objective to finally receive an optimized architectural answer of the reminiscence subsystem.

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Surviving the SOC Revolution: A Guide to Platform-Based by Henry Chang, L.R. Cooke, Merrill Hunt, Grant Martin, Andrew

By Henry Chang, L.R. Cooke, Merrill Hunt, Grant Martin, Andrew McNelly, Lee Todd

The target of Surviving the SOC Revolution: A advisor to Platform-BasedDesign is to supply the engineering group with a radical knowing of the demanding situations concerned whilst relocating to system-on-a-chip and bring a step by step method to get them there.
layout reuse is most advantageous in lowering the associated fee and improvement time whilst the elements to be shared are just about the ultimate implementation. nevertheless, it's not consistently attainable or fascinating to percentage designs at this point, considering the fact that minimum adaptations in specification may end up in various, albeit related, implementations. notwithstanding, relocating greater in abstraction can dispose of the variations between designs, in order that the better point of abstraction will be shared and just a minimum volume of labor has to be performed to accomplish ultimate implementation.
the last word objective is to create a library of capabilities and of and software program implementations that may be used for all new designs. you will need to have a multilevel library, because it is frequently the case that the decrease degrees which are in the direction of the actual implementation swap a result of advances in expertise, whereas the better degrees are usually solid throughout product types.
it truly is probably that the popular ways to the implementation of advanced embedded structures will contain the subsequent points:

  • layout bills and time tend to dominate the decision-making procedure for structures designers. as a result, layout reuse in all its shapes and kinds can be of paramount significance.
  • Designs must be captured on the maximum point of abstraction for you to make the most all of the levels of freedom which are on hand.
  • Next-generation structures will use a number of hugely advanced (Moore's legislations restricted) part-types, yet many extra energy-power-cost-efficient, medium-complexity (10M-100M) gates in 50nm expertise chips, operating at the same time to enforce recommendations to advanced sensing, computing, and signaling/actuating difficulties.
  • Such chips will probably be constructed for example of a specific platform. that's, instead of being assembled from a suite of independently built blocks of silicon performance, they are going to be derived from a particular `family' of rnicro-architectures, almost certainly orientated towards a selected type of difficulties, that may be converted (extended or lowered) by way of the procedure developer.
  • those systems should be hugely programmable.
  • either process and software program reuse impose a layout method that has to leverage latest implementations on hand in any respect degrees of abstraction. £/LIST£
    This e-book bargains with the elemental ideas of a layout technique that addresses the troubles expressed above. The platform inspiration is carried in the course of the publication as a unifying topic to reuse. this can be the 1st booklet that bargains with the platform-based method of the layout of embedded structures and is a stepping stone for someone who's attracted to the true matters dealing with the layout of complicated systems-on-chip.
    From the Preface by means of Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
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