Gerard J. M. Smit

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Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd door de promotoren: Very important for a promotion are the office mates. Aleksandar Milutinovic and Benny Åkesson, thanks for sharing five different offices with me in the past four years. Furthermore, I want to thank all colleagues and fellow Ph.D. students in the SOC Archi-tectures and Infrastructure group at NXP,(More)
— The design for a new type of non-volatile mass storage memory is discussed. This new design, based on scanning probe techniques, combines the low volume and power consumption of the FlashRAM, with the high capacity of the hard disk. The small form factor of the device makes it an excellent candidate for mass storage in handheld embedded systems. Its(More)
— In modern multiprocessor systems, processors can be stalled by inter-task communication when reading from a remote buffer. This paper presents a solution for the inter-task communication, that has a minimal impact on the performance of the system, hides the inter-task communication latency without requiring additional hardware. The solution applies to(More)
Adaptive applications form an increasingly important class of applications for the embedded systems domain. Such applications differ from conventional applications in requiring automatic configuration and dynamic reconfiguration in order to meet changing environmental (run-time) requirements (thus requiring adaptivity). Another reason for adaptivity is that(More)
In this paper, we present a routing mechanism and buffer allocation mechanism for an ATM switching fabric. Since the fabric will be used to transfer multimedia traffic, it should provide a guaranteed throughput and a bounded latency. We focus on the design of a suitable routing mechanism that is capable of fulfilling these requirements and is free of(More)
The seamless provisioning of services and applications across heterogeneous wireless systems will play a key role in future communication systems. While each individual enabling wireless technology is advanced and stable, or is expected to become mature in the near future, a framework for enabling the management of this heterogeneous infrastructure(More)
– Recent advances in wireless networking technology and the exponential development of semiconductor technology have engendered a new paradigm of computing, called personal mobile computing or ubiquitous computing. This offers a vision of the future with a much richer and more exciting set of architecture research challenges than extrapolations of the(More)
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