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Proceedings. VLSI and Computer Peripherals. COMPEURO 89

8-12 May 1989

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  • The future of optical recording

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. The optical recording technologies currently available are reviewed, and a brief summary of the principles which govern their performance is given. Possible improvements in three key performance areas are addressed. These areas are the data storage density (currently near 100 Mb/cm/sup 2/), the data rate, and the access time. Such improvements require new developments in a... View full abstract»

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  • Technology changes in the field of sensors

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. The history and current status of sensor technology are reviewed. It is predicted that modern technologies such as thin- or thick-film fabrication or silicon process technology will initiate evolutional processes rather than a revolution of silicon sensors, with classical sensors and their silicon counterparts sharing future applications (the latter for mass applications: ... View full abstract»

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  • Solid state mass memories

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. Rather than using the reversability of a magnetic memory cell, it is becoming necessary to develop a mass storage device with a very fast access time and a high execution speed, to the detriment of long-period storage. The purpose is to store 2-10 MB over more than 30-day periods. This type of memory shows dynamic characteristics similar to those of semiconductor memories.... View full abstract»

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  • A review of magneto-optical recording systems

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. Magneto-optical recording disk drives offer not only the high areal density and removability of earlier optical recording products, but erasability and rewritability as well. The authors review the principles of magneto-optical recording materials and systems. The basic properties of rare-earth/transition-metal magneto-optical recording materials are described. Means for w... View full abstract»

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  • Peripherics in molecular electronics

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. For any practical realization of molecular electronics, peripheral devices for addressing these molecular systems are absolutely essential; they represent a challenge similar to that of molecular electronics itself and should be considered part of it. The author describes the possibility of electrical addressing through ultraminiaturized semiconductor systems of reduced di... View full abstract»

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  • A 1-micron CMOS 128 MHz video serialiser, palette, and digital-to-analogue (DAC) chip

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Summary form only given. The author describes a fully integrated 1- mu m CMOS video serializer, color palette, and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) chip, which is being designed as a key component for a personal computer graphics system. One application for this chip is in the IBM Image Adapter/A. The chip drives high-resolution monitors up to 1600 by 1200 pixels at 128-MHz video frequency with 8... View full abstract»

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  • Proceedings. VLSI and Computer Peripherals. VLSI and Microelectronic Applications in Intelligent Peripherals and their Interconnection Networks (Cat. No.89CH2704-5)

    Publication Year: 1989
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  • Considerations of vision based on associative neural networks

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/121 - 2/123
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    The authors consider vision from a neural-network (NN) point of view. After describing the structure of the human retina and its neurons, a general model of NNs is presented. For color, patterns, and motion detection, a three-layer NN is detailed. Further, three variable-threshold NNs (color identification) are introduced. The detection of motion is also done in this second layer using already pre... View full abstract»

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  • Low-end memory subsystems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):1/77 - 1/78
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    The author reviews recent advances in magnetic data-storage technology and applications, with an emphasis on market trends. The rapidly increasing storage demands of graphics-based systems are discussed, the impact of the approximately $2 billion invested annually in magnetic-recording research is considered, and it is predicted that the next technology breakthroughs (e.g. glass disks and vertical... View full abstract»

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  • The role of models in handling complexity, flexibility and reliability of human-computer interfaces

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/118 - 2/120
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    General and specific aspects of modeling human-computer interfaces (HCIs) are investigated. Possibilities and methods of using structural architectures in interface construction together with the according hierarchy and modularity in HCI modeling are described. Efficiency and reliability in human-computer interaction are found to be dependent on the complexity and flexibility of the interfaces. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Standardization trends for communication interfaces and protocols

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4/1 - 4/5
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    A few major characteristics of standards and standardization are indicated: what they are, how they are developed, and why and by whom they are needed. The emphasis is on the situation in Western Europe. Four groups of related influences are defined which initiated certain reactions of official and private organizations as well as of political parties and of industries. The requirements for more, ... View full abstract»

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  • Large area sensors with amorphous silicon

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/15 - 3/20
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    The field of large-area electronics (LAE) based on amorphous silicon is in rapid evolution. Besides solar cells and flat active-matrix displays, increasing applications for document scanners exist in the fields of computer peripherals and in telecommunications. The author deals with application-relevant properties of amorphous silicon and its deposition technique, describes the electronic thin-fil... View full abstract»

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  • Smart power technologies

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/99 - 5104
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    A smart power device can be defined as an intelligent power circuit used for interfacing a microcomputer/controller and an actuator such as an electromagnetic valve or an electric motor. With DC ratings up to 50 V, the first products of this category are designed for automotive and industrial electronics. There are various alternative approaches to the isolation problem, and strenuous efforts are ... View full abstract»

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  • The ink drop sensor-a means of making ink-jet printers more reliable

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/56 - 2/60
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    An ink-drop sensor has been developed for use in ink-jet printers so that the function of the multinozzle printhead can be checked before printing starts or cyclically during printing. If the sensor detects that one or more nozzles have failed, the printhead can be restored to correct operation in a service station. This process, which is completely automatic and requires no intervention on the pa... View full abstract»

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  • Noise control on computer and business equipment using speed controlled blowers

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/114 - 2/117
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    The authors present a method to reduce the noise level of computer and business equipment by the implementation of temperature-controlled variable-speed blowers. The possibility for reducing the noise emission is given by the fact that today's cooling design is mostly based on worst-case environmental conditions (maximum temperature and altitude above sea level) to cover the wide variety of the pr... View full abstract»

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  • RISC and ASIC-the technologies of the nineties

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/148 - 5/150
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    The authors discuss the implementation of a reduced-instruction-set computing (RISC) microprocessor architecture in a fully integrated complex system solution. In benchmark studies, the RISC 32-b architecture offers higher performance than conventional 32-b microprocessors. This higher processing power is achieved by streamlining the instruction set to the most important and regularly used instruc... View full abstract»

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  • A deterministic approach to netlist display

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/31 - 5/34
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    The authors describe a totally deterministic approach and a recursive algorithm for generating device-level schematic diagrams, given only the netlist description of the circuit. The new algorithm is superior to previous tools in that (1) it is deterministic (others use heuristics and therefore cannot handle certain problems), (2) it is fast (others are up to 100 times slower), (3) it is technolog... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in data acquisition for testing in nuclear power stations

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/144 - 3/147
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    Electricite de France (EDF), the French electric utility, performs extensive testing on its nuclear power plants for commissioning needs or optimization purposes. The required instrumentation must meet demanding metrological, functional, and technological specifications. Smart sensors are a significant step in instrumentation. They provide higher accuracy of measurement, identification and validat... View full abstract»

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  • Optical technology options for the European IBCN

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4/71 - 4/73
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    Intensive worldwide activities are directed today towards the development of service-integrated public broadband networks. The author illustrates the various options for the customer broadband access of a future European integrated broadband communications network (IBCN). Such a network may provide the infrastructure for new broadband services, the introduction of which is a main goal of the RACE ... View full abstract»

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  • Orientation measurement of piece parts using single-layer networks

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/170 - 3/172
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    A technique for measuring the orientation of elongated planar objects using a number of single-layer networks is presented. This technique has been developed to be used in a noisy multiobject environment and can cope with object registration. The network consists of five discriminators, each of which has the capability to detect the directionality of an object in a certain range of angles. The mem... View full abstract»

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  • Sensor systems in industrial applications

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/9 - 314
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    The current status and evolution of industrial sensor technology are surveyed. Due to the steadily increasing refinement of silicon lithography, the density of electronic functions has dramatically increased in recent years. This development of electronic devices has had a strong impact on those areas of industrial applications where data have to be recorded or processed. Above all, sensors have p... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced technology for computers and peripherals

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/94 - 5/98
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    The author reviews the present status as well as some evolution trends of the electronic component technology for computer and peripherals. Particular emphasis is given to those technologies that are more applicable to medium-range computers. The reason for this choice is the particular challenge presented by the more tight cost/performance requirements in respect to both large mainframe and small... View full abstract»

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  • VLSI pipelined trees and pyramids for image processing

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/130 - 2/133
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    The authors consider architectures directly implementing algorithms for real-time image processing (low-level processing or image coding). Well-known real-time architectures, capable of generating and processing pyramids and of granting the required performance by using fine-grained parallelism, adopt large quantities of mesh- or pyramid-connected small processing elements (PEs), each PE executing... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient self-test strategy for testing VLSI chips

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/116 - 5/119
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    The author describe a strategy for built-in self-test in conjunction with the boundary-scan technique applicable to VLSI chips. The method allows self-test features implemented at chip level to be transported into the field. As a result, the test effort for higher-level packages can be reduced. The test strategy is incorporated in an IBM/370 processor chip set. The hardware overhead (in circuits) ... View full abstract»

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  • Performance analysis of single stage interconnection networks

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4/85 - 4/87
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    Single-stage interconnection networks (SSINs) have only one stage of switches and use recirculation through processors to provide the desired source-destination permutations. The authors describe an analytical probability model and simulation of SSINs using 2×2 switches. Four SSINs with different network sizes and loading and routing strategies are considered. Two possible cases of processor... View full abstract»

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