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Application-Specific Core-Based Systems

  • Alberto Macii
  • Luca Benini
  • Massimo Poncino
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Abstract

The architecture of digital integrated systems has evolved at a very fast pace, tracking microelectronics technology. In the LSI era, when the integration limit was of a few thousands of transistors, chips contained simple, general-purpose functional blocks, like ALUs, shift registers, small microcontrollers. A distinctive characteristic of early integrated circuits was their internal homogeneity: Almost all transistors where dedicated to a single task. In particular, separation between computation and storage was quite rigorous, logic (i.e., computation) chips did not contain a significant amount of memory and vice-versa.

Keywords

Flash Memory RISC Processor Speech Codec Embed Memory Standard CMOS Technology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Macii
    • 1
  • Luca Benini
    • 2
  • Massimo Poncino
    • 3
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Università di VeronaVeronaItaly

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