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OBJECTIVES To establish a laboratory model of implant cutout, which can evaluate the effect of implant design on cutout resistance in a clinically realistic "worst case" scenario. SETTING Orthopaedic biomechanics laboratory. DESIGN Implant cutout was simulated in an unstable pertrochanteric fracture model, which accounted for dynamic loading,(More)
Nowadays, embedded systems have a huge amount of computational power and consequently, high complexity. It is quite usual to find different applications being executed in embedded systems. Embedded system design demands for method and tools that allow the simulation and verification in an efficient and practical way. This paper proposes the development and(More)
—We present a doubly parallelized layered quasi-cyclic low-density parity-check decoder for the emerging IEEE 802.11ad multi-gigabit wireless standard. The decoding algorithm is equivalent to a non-parallelized layered decoder and, thus, retains its favorable convergence characteristics, which are known to be superior to those of flooding schedule based(More)
Future digital signal processing (DSP) systems must provide robustness on algorithm and application level to the presence of reliability issues that come along with corresponding implementations in modern semiconductor process technologies. In this paper, we address this issue by investigating the impact of unreliable memories on general DSP systems. In(More)
—Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes are key ingredients for improving reliability of modern communication systems and storage devices. On the implementation side however, the design of energy-efficient and high-speed LDPC decoders with a sufficient degree of reconfigurability to meet the flexibility demands of recent standards remains challenging. This(More)
In this paper, we investigate the impact of circuit misbehavior due to parametric variations and voltage scaling on the performance of wireless communication systems. Our study reveals the inherent error resilience of such systems and argues that sufficiently reliable operation can be maintained even in the presence of unreliable circuits and manufacturing(More)
Multi-Processor System-on-Chips (MPSoCs) as evolution of traditional embedded system architectures demand for a detailed exploration on architectures and system design. Simulation time and complexity are major issues, as such systems get more and more complex. This paper presents a novel simulation framework aiming the simulation of multiple MPSoC systems(More)
Within this paper an adaptive approach for parallel simulation of SystemC RTL models on future many-core architectures like the Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC) from Intel is presented. It is based on a configurable parallel SystemC kernel that preserves the partial order defined by the SystemC delta cycles while avoiding global synchronization as far as(More)