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 1999-01-01
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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