The Zboard: cost reduction through software emulation

Gee, Simon (1999). The Zboard: cost reduction through software emulation Honours Thesis, School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Gee, Simon
Thesis Title The Zboard: cost reduction through software emulation
School, Centre or Institute School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1999
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr Mark Schulz
Total pages 73
Language eng
Subjects 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Formatted abstract

This thesis provides a look into the design process adopted in the course of developing the Zboard, a product aimed at the market niche of low cost set-top boxes. The method described in the sections of this document is inclusive of the process of the “dream” refinement, the practical implementation of this more-realistic target and a final analysis as to the success, or lack thereof, of the design coupled with some suggestions regarding future enhancements of the product.

On a more specific level, the thesis provides a detailed look into the design techniques need to employ the L7200 into a given device, describing the means adopted in the implementation of various functional interfaces. Furthermore, a detailed account on the development involved in the realisation of a software modem has been included.

Ultimately, the thesis was a success in terms of functionality, however, it fell short of the full technical level that was initially specified. However, some corrective measures/improvements have been suggested thereby ensuring the product will be ready when adopted commercially.

Keyword Zboard
Cost reduction
Software emulation
Additional Notes * 4th year electrical engineering theses and information technology abstracts. 1999

Document type: Thesis
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