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Media processors using a new microsystem architecture designed for the Internet era
Author(s): David C. Wyland
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Paper Abstract

The demands of digital image processing, communications and multimedia applications are growing more rapidly than traditional design methods can fulfill them. Previously, only custom hardware designs could provide the performance required to meet the demands of these applications. However, hardware design has reached a crisis point. Hardware design can no longer deliver a product with the required performance and cost in a reasonable time for a reasonable risk. Software based designs running on conventional processors can deliver working designs in a reasonable time and with low risk but cannot meet the performance requirements. What is needed is a media processing approach that combines very high performance, a simple programming model, complete programmability, short time to market and scalability. The Universal Micro System (UMS) is a solution to these problems. The UMS is a completely programmable (including I/O) system on a chip that combines hardware performance with the fast time to market, low cost and low risk of software designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3970, Media Processors 2000, (29 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375231
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David C. Wyland, Cradle Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3970:
Media Processors 2000
Sethuraman Panchanathan; V. Michael Bove; Subramania I. Sudharsanan, Editor(s)

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