Portable-system designers gain from structure

Gallagher, John
May 2004
Portable Design;May2004, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p22
Designing an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) into portable applications has many challenges above and beyond the usual gauntlet of ASIC design issues. Power dissipation; the ability to withstand environmental conditions like moisture, shock, and vibration; meeting short time-to-market windows; and developing derivative products on short timelines are just some of the unique aspects. The year 2003 saw the emergence of structured ASICs as a new implementation vehicle. This article focuses on this subject matter.


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