Programmable Chips In Consumer Electronics and Telecommunications

Architectures and Design Technology
  • G. Goossens
  • J. Van Praet
  • D. Lanneer
  • W. Geurts
  • F. Thoen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 310)


Mobile and personal communication systems, and multi-media are among the most prominently growing sectors of the electronics industry today. As an illustration, Figure 1 gives an indication of the volume of some personal communication applications in the European market. New business and home applications are emerging, using advanced communication media such as satellite links, cellular radio, or high-speed optical networks. The success of these developments will however depend to a great extent on the ability to realise complex digital signal processing functionalities in cost-efficient VLSI chips.


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  • G. Goossens
    • 1
  • J. Van Praet
    • 1
  • D. Lanneer
    • 1
  • W. Geurts
    • 1
  • F. Thoen
    • 1
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