Electronic Product Innovation Using Direct Mapped Signal Processing SoC Cores

  • John V McCanny
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 711)


Current generations of many electronics products (e.g. 2G cell phones, set-top-boxes) incorporate increasing levels of signal processing functionality. In the main, this has been provided by and led to the development of increasingly sophisticated families of programmable DSP processors. This approach has been very successful. However, with user demand for new devices and enhanced functionality, flexibility and portability (e.g. wireless PDAs, set-top-boxes, 3G wireless handsets, Wireless LAN, digital VCR’s etc.) this is now proving to be limited and, almost certainly, will increasingly be insufficient, as new product aspirations run way ahead of technology’s apparent ability to deliver.


Gate Count Programmable Processor Performance Cube Complex Signal Processing Speech Channel 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    Amphion Semiconductor Ltd. — Internal research reportGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    “System-on-Chip: What are the limits?” E Roza, IEE Electronics and Communications Journal, January 2002Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    “Panel weighs hardware and Software design options”, June 20th,2000Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    “Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Systems” J M Rabaey et al. Proc. IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems — Design and Implementation, SIPS97 1997, pp24–34.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John V McCanny
    • 1
  1. 1.CTOAmphion Semiconductor LtdBelfast, Northern IrelandUK

Personalised recommendations