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Re: Introduction: 7 Basic Principles of Interface Design
Henador   5/21/2012 2:42:51 PM
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LUIZCOSTA, ASICs are part of the design and usually implement functions that are very time sensitive or involve too much functionality for existing ICs such as micros.  Sometimes ASICs are used to protect IP as they are harder to reverse engineer. An example of a function that typically goes into ASIC is a real time DSP function such as a multiplier/accumulator that implements a Finite Impulse Response filter.  ASICs can produce a result every clock cycle, whereas micros take many execution cycles to produce the final outcome.



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