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发帖时间:2021-06-15 02:02:56

In our design verification flow, there are three streams of simulation-the Axis RCC simulator, Axis software, and the reference model. In the case of Axis RCC and software simulation, the results are compared to the reference model for pass/fail decision making. The design in its original form, either RTL or gate-level, is compiled to generate an Axis database in preparation for download. In parallel to this activity, the image of all the regression testing is downloaded onto the Axis platform in preparation for execution.

The Intel chief said the quality of Indian electric utility services must also improve in order to attract more semiconductor fabrication facilities to India. Intel has no plans to build a fab in India, he added.

While Barrett said he sees a significant role for India in the Internet world, he said that the number of Internet users in the country, now approaching 2 million, is insignificant as a percentage of the country's population of 1 billion.

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Investments sowed

On investments in India, Barrett said Intel would look at small equity investments in the range of about $7 million each. The priority is to invest in startups — in the areas of hardware, software, services and applications — that can bring new technologies into the Internet marketplace. Intel already has investments in about 15 startups in India, including two portals. Most recently it invested an undisclosed amount in Persistent Technologies, a company based in Pune in southwestern India. The venture will serve as a competency center for Itanium, Intel's new 64-bit microprocessor. The Pune company will also help other Indian firms move their software solutions from 32-bit to 64-bit processors. Intel will set up a server farm in Mumbai as well.

You may have read our news story on rock star Neil Young's conversion of a 5,000-lb, 1959 Lincoln into a natural gas/electric hybrid car. And while he claims he's getting 50 mpg (with a goal of 100 mpg and the X Prize), the conversion cost him a reported $120,000. (You can track the car's progress at http://www.lincvolt.com.)

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Not only is such a modification in the name of saving oil and greenhouse gas emissions out of range of the average Joe, the cost/benefit ratio strikes me as rather excessive (unless Young recoups it by winning the prize).

Such tradeoffs were on my mind at the recent AltWheels conference held here in Massachusetts, where fleet owners gathered to hear the latest on alternative power train vehicles to aid their operations. In the lot outside were various developers showing their wares for fleet owners as well as individual applications. There I ran into a gent from ConVerdant Vehicles, which will convert a Prius to a plug-in hybrid (as well as do it for any other vehicle). I asked him what the payback period to break even (from lower operating costs versus the cost of converting) would be for a Prius owner (never mind the fact that he or she would be violating their Toyota warranty). He told me the cost for a NiMH battery conversion comes in at $6k and Li-ion brings it up to $7.5k—he added they shouldn't expect any payback and it's only for people who want to make a statement.

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The question is, is that statement, I'm green” or l'm foolish”?

Now we all owe a debt to such early adopters who have the will (and the money) to help advance technology, but until the average person sees a cost/benefit worth an affordable expense, society won't reach the tipping point to really reap long-term benefits.

One might ask: Sounds great, but how do I know that it delivers?” It turns out that Imagination has been quietly shipping ENSIGMA in digital radios since 2000, and the solution has hit volumes in the tens of millions. So there is strong evidence that SDR is a viable technology for consumer electronics.

It's also worth noting that the ENSIGMA platform looks an awful lot like the ADRES processor from research institute IMEC. (After taking a close look at ADRES, Imagination reports that IMEC is a kindred spirit.”) IMEC just licensed this platform to Toshiba, further validating the SDR approach in consumer electronics.

I have it on good authority that we'll have some major news on this front in January. Stay tuned for in-depth coverage of this important development in SDR.

Kenton Williston is the site editor of DSP Designline website. He has been writing about DSP technology and business trends since 2001. You can contact him at .

On the same day that America elected its first African American president, the Federal Communications Commission voted to establish new rules to allow new, sophisticated wireless devices to operate in broadcast television spectrum on a secondary basis at locations where that spectrum is open.”

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