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How to calculate the number of pages of a process, and the size of the page table(in bytes)?

I just need a second opinion on the result that I got for a question to see if it is right. I am dealing with a computer system using paging, where the address space space of every process has a size ...
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Xilinx Line <read_line> has not enough elements for target <input_b> for the file with more than one line

I have a file each line of which includes two 9 bits inputs. Here is an example of this file: input_vectors.txt: ...
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VHDL multiple signal drivers

I am trying to learn good vhdl design methodologies. I was trying to find some advises about multiple signal drivers. Unfortunatelly without success. My question is if it is good idea to have signal ...
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Power MOSFET versus regular MOSFET Silicon Layers

I am having some difficulties differentiating between a power MOSFET process and a regular MOSFET process. Here is a regular MOSFET silicon layer stackup: The n+ doped region for the source and ...
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Execution inside a process [VHDL]

I have, for example, this code snippet: ...
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decapsulating a MOSFET to create a bulk terminal

In my project, I would be using NMOS' and it would be very handy for me to have a bulk terminal. Since my choices of NMOS parts don't have bulk terminal, I was wondering if I could somehow decapsulate ...
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Why two independent if-loops are always put in different always/process blocks?

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Can a flip flop possibly work at over 800MHz? [closed]

As I know, the setup time is at least required time for data to become stable at the input of a FF before the sensitive clock edge. Hold time is the required time for data to remain stable after the ...
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loop synthesis vhdl

Suppose we have an iterative algorithm like: r(j) := f(r(j-1)) r(0) := value And that vhdl i implemened a process for such algorithms (assuming a bit of ...
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How can I deposit metallic electrodes on a temperature-sensitive wafer?

How can I deposit metallic contacts on a wafer in a process that won't heat the wafer above 80C? The size of the electrodes should be around 1mm2. The wafer could be glass or silicon, coated with a ...
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What is the effect of this delayed statement in the following process?

Hi guys in the following process how the delayed assignment should be interpreted? ...
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Microcontroller and FPGA Manufacturing Process Technology and Size

I'm comparing the power consumption of several microcontrollers, FPGAs and an ASIC I've developed, which all perform the same task. For a fair comparison the current consumption must be scaled due to ...
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How do integrated circuit design companies create their datasheets?

Especially for something like a microprocessor. I assume the majority of information is "auto-generated" or we'd see a lot more typos and errors. A laughable scenario keeps popping into my head ...
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Why does a processor get hot?

I would like to understand how the computation process causes the processor to get hot. I understand that the heat is generated by the transistors. How does the transistors generate the heat exactly? ...
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Lead-lag process control

What is the locus of the following system, and for what value of \$\alpha\$ is the damping ratio 0.5?
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How to find out if a microprocessor is powerful enough

Everybody knows its easy to develop a proof of concept for an embedded device on a rasbperry pi or even a PC, although when it comes down to choosing a microprocessor for your product, it is difficult ...
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Signal assignment in/out process

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what do the nm or µm for a process technology refer to e.g 22nm process technology for device fabrication

There are many "process technologies" that exist to fabricate circuits on silicon. They are mainly differentiated based on size of some feature. Here is the list of them: ...
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VHDL: when is process sensitivity list triggered?

In VHDL simulation, there is a concept of "delta time," which is loosely interpreted as "group of events triggered by the previous delta time." After a change, once all cascading changes have settled, ...