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Hardware/Firmware Interface Design by Gary Stringham

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CHAPTER 4. Planning
Once the hardware and firmware teams have been identified and have started collaborating, the next activity is to plan what the requirements and specifications of the chip should be. Thoughtful planning early in the project sets the stage for the development and integration of hardware and firmware components into a successful product.
This chapter focuses on various activities and guidelines used to plan the requirements and specifications of the next chip to be developed. Planning involves looking back into the past at previous projects to carry forward good aspects and correct bad aspects. It involves looking forward into the future to determine the desired direction. And it involves looking sideward at other teams operating ...

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