René van den Berg

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Embedded media applications have real-time constraints such as throughput and latency. In this paper we show that a tight bound on the minimum throughput can be computed with a cyclo static dataflow model that represents the application executed on the multiprocessor system-on-chip. We identify the sources that affect the tightness of the computed bound.(More)
—This paper presents a new multi-core architecture for in-car digital entertainment. Target functions vary from terrestrial reception, digital reception, and compressed audio, up to handsfree voice with acoustic echo cancellation and USB media playback, possibly in different user modes like single versus dual media sound. In the near future, new functions(More)
Efficient use of the memory hierarchy is critical for achieving high performance in a multiprocessor system-on-chip. An external memory that is shared between processors is a bottleneck in current and future systems. Cache misses and a large cache miss penalty contribute to a low processor utilisation. In this paper, we describe a novel cache optimisation(More)
In an embedded multiprocessor system the minimum throughput and maximum latency of real-time applications are usually derived given the worst-case execution time of the software tasks. Derivation of the worst-case execution time becomes easier if it is independent of the available communication bandwidth. In this paper we show that the worst-case execution(More)
It has been shown previously that cultured human venous and arterial endothelial cells (EC) bind C1q in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Cultured human endothelial cells express an average number of 5.2 x 10(5) binding sites/cell. In the present study the putative receptor for C1q (C1qR) was isolated from the membranes of 1-5 x 10(9) human umbilical cord(More)
In an embedded multiprocessor system the minimum throughput and maximum latency of real-time applications are usually derived given the worst-case execution time of the software tasks. Derivation of the worst-case execution time becomes easier if it is independent of the available communication bandwidth. In this paper we show that the worst-case execution(More)
Providing real-time guarantees in complex, heterogeneous , and embedded multiprocessor systems is an important issue because they affect the perceived quality. Digital signal processing algorithms are often modeled with dataflow models. A guaranteed minimum throughput can be computed from such dataflow model. In this paper we analyze three causes for the(More)
One of the most difficult challenges of associating virtual environments and real-world events deals with integrating real-world, tracked individuals into a virtual environment: while virtual individuals may interact with the avatars of real-world individuals, the latter obviously do not respond to the behaviour of the virtual individuals. To prevent(More)