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Meeting and Seminar Archive:

Date:  Feb 9, 2009

Title: The Scalable Communication Core: A Multi-Core Reconfigurable Wireless Baseband Prototype

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Chun, Intel Corporation


Over the past few years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of wireless standards that have been deployed around the world. To address the consumer demand for ubiquitous communications and computing with low power and area, we have developed the Scalable Communications Core (SCC), a flexible baseband processor for wireless protocols that consists of a heterogeneous set of coarse-grained, programmable accelerators connected via a packet-based 3-ary 2-cube Network-on-Chip (NoC). We will present an overview of the architecture, describe how protocols are mapped to the architecture and discuss a recently completed a prototype test chip that was taped out in a 65nm process and validated for WiFi and WiMAX protocols.


Anthony Chun is an architect and a manager in Intel Corporation's Wireless Communications Laboratory located in Santa Clara, CA. He has been developing architectures for flexible radio basebands since 2000. His current research interests are in radio algorithms and architectures. He has BS, MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

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