Recorded Event

Date of Recording: Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Duration: 60 minutes

Presenters: John Kinsel, Principal Engineer

Cost: Free

System-On-a Chip (SoC) Benefits Tutorial

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What to Expect

PMC would like to invite you to a webinar tutorial on SoC Benefits:

  • An overview of the System-On-a-Chip (SoC) technology evolution
    • What is SoC?
    • What goes on an SoC?
    • Application Examples
  • SoC Benefits
    • Performance
    • Power
    • Reliability
    • Footprint
    • Cost
  • SoC Challenges
  • PMC's SoC Strategies including:
    • SoC Implementation Methods
    • PMC's RM9150 SoC
  • Join in a live Q & A after.

About the Presenter


John Kinsel John Kinsel, Principal Engineer, Microprocessor Products Division, PMC-Sierra

John Kinsel is a Principal Engineer for PMC-Sierra's Microprocessor Products Division (MPD). Mr. Kinsel is one of the pioneers of the original MIPS® architecture. Today the Microprocessor Products Division is a leading provider of general purpose MIPS-Powered™ microprocessors. PMC-Sierra offers the most diverse family of stand-alone and integrated 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessors on the market today that are designed for a broad range of applications including networking routers and switches, storage, cellular base stations, and printers.

Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, Mr. Kinsel was a Principal Engineer at Quantum Effect Devices, Inc. since its inception in August 1991. Quantum Effect Devices, Inc. designed, developed and marketed high-performance, cost-effective, and market-driven embedded microprocessor solutions. Quantum Effect Devices was acquired by PMC-Sierra in August 2000.

Mr. Kinsel has over 19 years of experience in the microprocessor industry and has worked in various design roles. From 1985 to 1991 he was a Design Engineer at MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. where he contributed to the development of the R2000 and the original MIPS architecture System Address Bus (SysAD). From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Kinsel was a Board Design Engineer for BTI Computer Systems. Mr. Kinsel holds a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Who Should Attend

  • Design engineers, system architects, product line managers, engineering management and marketing managers of electronic equipment for networking, industrial, enterprise and consumer applications

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