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3 Systems 10 - Systems Our goal is to exploit scaling...

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Systems Our goal is to exploit scaling opportunities but… Who needs it? Can they (or we) afford it? How do we do it? P erformance , P rice  and P hysics!
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Electronics as an economic engine Lower cost per function Cheaper systems New products and markets More cash to invest Technology enhancements Electronic  systems are a rising % of the world economy The driver The creation of  cheaper  systems   via  technology  enhancements  in  microelectronics   drives this powerful  economic engine.
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Systems and silicon Scaling  has definitely enabled the  growth of the semiconductor industry but  even scaled chips have to be part of a  system! But considering the enhanced  functionality and lower cost that scaling  brings, should we consider placing  more  and more of the system on a single  chip ? This is the  System on Chip (SoC)   concept.
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Characteristics of systems Size  – fits in your pocket or rings the Globe! Cost  – can be bought on a student budget or require an  industrial nation to purchase. Number produced  – hundreds of millions or one  big one! Ownership  – owned by ordinary folks or run by a  government. Life  – short-term use, upgradable, or in place for many  tens of years. Maintenance  – none required or teams of people  nurturing.
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Examples of today’s systems Small Digital camera mp3 player Personal computer Medium Vehicle  Aircraft Intranet system Huge Communications network Traffic management Manufacturing plant
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course EEE EEE-530 taught by Professor Kozicki during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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