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Give an example which was a s/w once and now considered as a part of h/w. RRS feed

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  • umm quite tricky.....
    ummm, how about BIOS???....bios firware is actually a software which is considered for
     hardware???

    we can always flash our bios , to the latest version available, but hardly it is done at client level, and neither recommended [until you have a proficiency at doing it]...mostly manufactures flash it...
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:35 PM
  • what about EPROMs (electronically programmable ram's)
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 1:56 PM
  • BIOS is in  my view a correct answer (I too thought of the same...)
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:09 PM
  • What about Device Drivers for USB Devices. They nowadays are embedded into a ROM in the USB Device and get loaded when attached.
    Friday, May 25, 2007 6:35 AM
  • @raghuram - great minds think alike
    Friday, May 25, 2007 12:15 PM
  • Dear Friend,

     

    Greetings, EEPROM is also a software with logic gates now considered as a part of h/w.

     

    System Punch Card earlier technologies now Hard Disk Drive to store and compile.

     

    Regards,

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 2:26 PM
  • thank you fredrick
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 1:01 PM
  • @Anoop - Thanx for your complement...
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 3:56 PM

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  • umm quite tricky.....
    ummm, how about BIOS???....bios firware is actually a software which is considered for
     hardware???

    we can always flash our bios , to the latest version available, but hardly it is done at client level, and neither recommended [until you have a proficiency at doing it]...mostly manufactures flash it...
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:35 PM
  • what about EPROMs (electronically programmable ram's)
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 1:56 PM
  • BIOS is in  my view a correct answer (I too thought of the same...)
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 4:09 PM
  • What about Device Drivers for USB Devices. They nowadays are embedded into a ROM in the USB Device and get loaded when attached.
    Friday, May 25, 2007 6:35 AM
  • @raghuram - great minds think alike
    Friday, May 25, 2007 12:15 PM
  • Dear Friend,

     

    Greetings, EEPROM is also a software with logic gates now considered as a part of h/w.

     

    System Punch Card earlier technologies now Hard Disk Drive to store and compile.

     

    Regards,

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 2:26 PM
  • thank you fredrick
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 1:01 PM
  • @Anoop - Thanx for your complement...
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 3:56 PM
  • DSP(Digital Signal Processing) Softwares are nowadays being embedded into h/w systems.
    e.g DSP for highly used audio codecs embedded into Sound Cards.
    Examples of work in this area include:

    MP3 audio encoder and decoder optimization on ARM, TI C54x,TI DM270 and C67x platforms
    MPEG4 AAC encoder and decoder optimization on ARM, TI C54x, TI DM270, TI C62x and C55x platforms
    Dolby AC3 decoder optimization on TI C54x platform
    WMA decoder optimization on TI C55x platform
    For Video Cards:

    MPEG4 SP/ASP encoder/decoder implementation for CIF,4CIF, QVGA and VGA resolutions on various TI DSPs
    MPEG4 SP decoder implementation for VGA (640x480) on TI TMS320DSC25 processor

    MPEG4 SP encoder/decoder implementation for VGA (640x480) on TI TMS320DM270 processor
     
    MPEG4 ASP decoder implementation for VGA (640x480) on TI TMS320DM270 processor
     
    MPEG4 SP encoder for CIF on Philips Trimedia 1300 processor
     
    AVI-2-MPEG4 Transcoder for converting raw RGB video to MPEG4 video
     
    MPEG4 Core and Main Profile encoders on TI C62x and TI 64x
     
    MPEG2 video decoder Main Profile @ Main Level implementation on Hitachi SH processor.
     
    MPEG2 video decoder Main Profile @ Main Level implementation on TI TMS320DM270 processor

    Monday, May 28, 2007 10:39 AM
  • Operating Systems like RTOS(Real Time Operating Systems) are implemented as hardwares, to decrease time complexity.
    Monday, May 28, 2007 10:41 AM
  • Electronic erasable programmaed read only memory(EEPROM )is also a software with logic gates now considered as a part of hardware.

     

    Monday, May 28, 2007 12:50 PM