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CS302 GDB Solution Spring 2017

GDB Problem Statment:

The complexity of Integrated Circuits (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit) is increasing exponentially with time which in turn make the number of available transistors to grow fast within a chip.

This increase in number of transistors in an IC is way more than the productive design need. The situation raised due this problem is a well-known design productivity gap.

IoT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things) and Mobile devices (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_computing) will significantly decrease the above mentioned design productivity gap, do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion with strong arguments.

Solution : I agree, IoT and Mobile devices are going to decrease the currently existing productivity gap between the design needs and exponentially increasing number of transistors per IC. The demand of IoT and Portable devices is increasing, there is an estimate by experts that by the year 2020, IoT will consist of 30 billion objects. So the demand is very high, for smaller, embedded and portable devices for Internet as well as computation.
We are already seeing the productivity gap getting smaller and smaller as more and more smart and portable devices coming in the market. Although according to Moore’s law, the number of transistors per IC would double every 18 months, but the number of smarter, portable and computing devices being invented every 18 month is already increasing, so the gap is definitely being filled by IoT and Mobile devices.

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