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Electronics and Computing


  • higher level Analog and Digital Circuits for Electronic Control System Applications > February 2004 > The concept of a programmable system-on-chip (SoC) started in 1972 with the advent of the unassuming > 4-bit TMS1000 microcomputer—the perfect fit for applications such as calculators and microwave ovens > that required a device with everything needed to embed electronic intelligence. Microcomputers changed > the way engineers approached equipment design; for the first time they could reuse proven electronics > hardware, needing only to create software specific to the application. The result of microcomputer-based > designs has been a reduction in both system cost and time-to-market.

Trends in Processor Architecture

Chip Basics: Time, Area, Power, Reliability and Configurability