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The wireless basestation or cell is composed of sectors. The basestation is the master unit supporting a number of SUs. Physically it is identical to the SU except that each access-point antenna forms a 60 degrees by 7 degrees pattern along the horizon. The connection to the Internet cloud” is typically a DS3 or OC3.

Achieving these goals is no small task. Not only do high-availability techniques require considerable amount of work to employ, but the cost in terms of real-time responsiveness and practical impact on the system is still being evaluated as vendors are still largely de-signing early solutions,” observes Monkman. He added that one of the biggest challenges is that most existing OSes were designed with little or no consideration for the issues surrounding high availability.

To the best of my knowledge, an acceptable definition of what constitutes a hard real-time operating system has never been put forward. I propose a modest definition based on real-time scheduling theory that is consistent with industry practice: A hard real-time operating system must guarantee that a feasible schedule can be executed given sufficient computational capacity if external factors are discounted. External factors, in this case, are devices that may generate interrupts, including network interfaces that generate interrupts in response to network traffic.

Within this framework, all device drivers and operating system services apart from basic scheduling and interprocess communication exist as separate processes within the system.

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Achieving these goals is no small task. Not only do high-availability techniques require considerable amount of work to employ, but the cost in terms of real-time responsiveness and practical impact on the system is still being evaluated as vendors are still largely de-signing early solutions,” observes Monkman. He added that one of the biggest challenges is that most existing OSes were designed with little or no consideration for the issues surrounding high availability.

To the best of my knowledge, an acceptable definition of what constitutes a hard real-time operating system has never been put forward. I propose a modest definition based on real-time scheduling theory that is consistent with industry practice: A hard real-time operating system must guarantee that a feasible schedule can be executed given sufficient computational capacity if external factors are discounted. External factors, in this case, are devices that may generate interrupts, including network interfaces that generate interrupts in response to network traffic.

Within this framework, all device drivers and operating system services apart from basic scheduling and interprocess communication exist as separate processes within the system.

The logic card featured 2-inch, 100-ohm, edge-coupled microstrip traces from the LVDS output pads to the VHDM-HSD connector. The backplane also used a 100-ohm edge-coupled stripline pair between the connectors, and the other plug-in card used for the load also had a 2-inch interconnect to the termination location. A 100-ohm differential termination resistor was used across the pair and then a quarter-inch stub connected the LVDS receiver inputs to the line. Edge-coupled lines were chosen because of ease of manufacturing and also for routing reasons.

But to achieve this level of functionality, the global arbiter must make fast decisions. Thus, it has to make one complete solution of the arbitration problem during every cellperiod, which is only 20 to 30 ns in a typical OC-192-port switch with a reasonable degree of overspeed. This presents a daunting technical challenge. Fortunately, switchingIC manufacturers are stepping to the plate and can now deliver this level of functionality.

AMBA's APB is intended for connecting slower system models and low bandwidth peripherals for minimal power consumption and reduced interface complexity. All bus signals are related to clock and a slower bus clock (than the AHB bus clock) can be used.

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To the best of my knowledge, an acceptable definition of what constitutes a hard real-time operating system has never been put forward. I propose a modest definition based on real-time scheduling theory that is consistent with industry practice: A hard real-time operating system must guarantee that a feasible schedule can be executed given sufficient computational capacity if external factors are discounted. External factors, in this case, are devices that may generate interrupts, including network interfaces that generate interrupts in response to network traffic.

Within this framework, all device drivers and operating system services apart from basic scheduling and interprocess communication exist as separate processes within the system.

The logic card featured 2-inch, 100-ohm, edge-coupled microstrip traces from the LVDS output pads to the VHDM-HSD connector. The backplane also used a 100-ohm edge-coupled stripline pair between the connectors, and the other plug-in card used for the load also had a 2-inch interconnect to the termination location. A 100-ohm differential termination resistor was used across the pair and then a quarter-inch stub connected the LVDS receiver inputs to the line. Edge-coupled lines were chosen because of ease of manufacturing and also for routing reasons.

But to achieve this level of functionality, the global arbiter must make fast decisions. Thus, it has to make one complete solution of the arbitration problem during every cellperiod, which is only 20 to 30 ns in a typical OC-192-port switch with a reasonable degree of overspeed. This presents a daunting technical challenge. Fortunately, switchingIC manufacturers are stepping to the plate and can now deliver this level of functionality.

Within this framework, all device drivers and operating system services apart from basic scheduling and interprocess communication exist as separate processes within the system.

The logic card featured 2-inch, 100-ohm, edge-coupled microstrip traces from the LVDS output pads to the VHDM-HSD connector. The backplane also used a 100-ohm edge-coupled stripline pair between the connectors, and the other plug-in card used for the load also had a 2-inch interconnect to the termination location. A 100-ohm differential termination resistor was used across the pair and then a quarter-inch stub connected the LVDS receiver inputs to the line. Edge-coupled lines were chosen because of ease of manufacturing and also for routing reasons.

But to achieve this level of functionality, the global arbiter must make fast decisions. Thus, it has to make one complete solution of the arbitration problem during every cellperiod, which is only 20 to 30 ns in a typical OC-192-port switch with a reasonable degree of overspeed. This presents a daunting technical challenge. Fortunately, switchingIC manufacturers are stepping to the plate and can now deliver this level of functionality.

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The logic card featured 2-inch, 100-ohm, edge-coupled microstrip traces from the LVDS output pads to the VHDM-HSD connector. The backplane also used a 100-ohm edge-coupled stripline pair between the connectors, and the other plug-in card used for the load also had a 2-inch interconnect to the termination location. A 100-ohm differential termination resistor was used across the pair and then a quarter-inch stub connected the LVDS receiver inputs to the line. Edge-coupled lines were chosen because of ease of manufacturing and also for routing reasons.

But to achieve this level of functionality, the global arbiter must make fast decisions. Thus, it has to make one complete solution of the arbitration problem during every cellperiod, which is only 20 to 30 ns in a typical OC-192-port switch with a reasonable degree of overspeed. This presents a daunting technical challenge. Fortunately, switchingIC manufacturers are stepping to the plate and can now deliver this level of functionality.

But to achieve this level of functionality, the global arbiter must make fast decisions. Thus, it has to make one complete solution of the arbitration problem during every cellperiod, which is only 20 to 30 ns in a typical OC-192-port switch with a reasonable degree of overspeed. This presents a daunting technical challenge. Fortunately, switchingIC manufacturers are stepping to the plate and can now deliver this level of functionality.

AMBA's APB is intended for connecting slower system models and low bandwidth peripherals for minimal power consumption and reduced interface complexity. All bus signals are related to clock and a slower bus clock (than the AHB bus clock) can be used.

The first chipsets on the market were discrete RF and baseband/link control processor pairs. The bulk of the more highly-integrated single-chip units are yet to come.

There are inherent traffic differences among services that make one format appear more suited to the task than another. For example, Web surfing tends to create randombursts of short packets from a user requesting a site, and longer bursts of data to a user, a format that structures itself well to time-domain techniques. There are variationson pure TDMA that deal with packet traffic specifically, and some of these were discussed in a prior column (Happy Net Year,” January 1998 ).