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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Everything You Know about Microprocessors is Wrong

Here's a great web seminar that's archived, so you can view it any time. Many system-engineering concepts and "best practices" with respect to system design are no longer valid at the chip level. For example, bus-centric design--made popular by the introduction of the first commercial microprocessor in 1971--continues to dominate on-chip design 36 years later even though nanometer silicon has completely changed the rules of system interconnect.