Chip Off the Old Block
Rice University computer engineers have created a way to design integrated circuits that contain many individual selves. The chips can assume different identities, depending on the user’s needs.
The new method enables programmers to strategically reconfigure application-specific integrated circuits while preserving advantages such as speed and low power.
Learn more: www.rice.edu/go?id=005The chips could be used for enhanced device security, content provisioning, application metering, device optimization and many other design tasks.