Object Oriented HW functions Accelerate Communication, Computing, and Multimedia Convergence

Konferenz: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
11.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: PIMRC 2005

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Jha, Uma S. (IEEE, USA)

The current trend of multi-domain applications convergence in mobile devices is transforming the landscape of consumer preference and personal habits. These appliances are not merely communicating devices but have become integral part of one’s business and lifestyle needs. For example, tiny handsets of today boasts features such as camera, MP3 player, gaming, global positioning systems, and numerous other personalized (such as address book, calendar, memo pad, financial etc.) applications, which would have been insane to imagine just few years ago. This trend would continue and applications such as digital audio and video streaming including personalized content delivery will be very soon available to one’s handheld device. Current convergence of heterogeneous applications has evolved as add-ons to existing voice-centric devices. This Velcro scheme has produced neither extensible nor scalable systems and in process succumbing to power and processing wise inferior solution. The power inefficiency reduces talk/idle times substantially - the most undesirable feature for any mobile appliance. This paper presents framework for functional reuse of hardware block at lowest common functional level by exploiting intrinsic computing requirements by leveraging principles of object oriented programming such as abstraction, instantiation, and overloading - kind of bringing object oriented programming to hardware blocks.