by Jorge Cham
Subject:   Systems on a Chip - the Paradox of Leading Edge Technology and Low Cost
Sponsor:   US-Japan Technology Management Center
Speaker:   Dr. Thomas Redfern, National Semiconductor Fellow
Date:   Thursday, May 27, 1999
Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location:   Skilling Auditorium, Engineering Quad, Stanford [look for it in a campus map]
Event URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu/events
Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu
Costs:   FREE * OPEN TO PUBLIC
Contact:   Viji Jagannathan : email@example.com
ABSTRACT Systems on a Chip - The Paradox of Leading Edge Technology and Low Cost As digital electronics continue to scale, it becomes more and more cost effective to use digital signal processing to solve analog problems. If the system is entirely digital the solution is quite clear. As we try and integrate some Analog function along with the digital, i.e. mixed signal systems, the solution is not so clear. The factors that are at play form a complex interaction between performance, power consumption, time-to- market and most importantly cost. Some chant the "Systems-On-a-Chip" mantra as if itis the ultimate solution. There is obviously merit in integrating to ever higher and higher levels but there are many forces at play and none of them is static. Deciding what to integrate, and what to not integrate, can be the most important factor for the success of the end product. The factors are: 1. Cost - non-recurring and recurring 2. Time to Market 3. Risk 4. Performance 5. "Mistake Tolerance" This talk will explore these factors and their interrelationship to help make the tough decisions about what to integrate and what to not integrate.
Event history: Submitted on 12-May-1999;
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