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WESCON/94. Idea/Microelectronics. Conference Record

27-29 Sept. 1994

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  • Genosensors

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Summary form only given, as follows. The blueprint for human cells, genomic DNA, is composed of approximately three billion monomer units. The way in which these monomers are arranged, the DNA sequence, is a major worldwide scientific effort and should be known for a typical cell in the next decade. The DNA sequence of the several hundred thousand genes which control cell function, representing ab... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to Mathematica in engineering

    Publication Year: 1994
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Summary form only given. Engineers from all fields use Mathematica as an indispensable part of their engineering toolbox, calling on its numerical, symbolic, graphical, and programming capabilities throughout the course of their projects. This session will provide introductory training on using Mathematica for engineering projects, and presents examples of how it is being used in various fields of... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality and augmented reality in aircraft design and manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1994
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Summary form only given. The author is working on two research projects in Boeing Computer Services that have to do with virtual reality technology. The first involves importing aircraft CAD data into a VR environment. Applications include a side range of engineering and design activities, all of which involve being able to view and interact with the CAD geometry as if one were inside an actual ph... View full abstract»

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  • Electric vehicle drive train components

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Power Control Systems has developed a family of electric vehicle drive systems that range from 65 horsepower through 300 horse power. These propulsion systems support vehicle applications ranging from light cars and pickups to buses and trucks weighing as much as 40000 lbs. (18400 kgs.). These robust systems are designed specifically for automotive applications... View full abstract»

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  • Proceedings of WESCON '94

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Self-testable video controllers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):542 - 546
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    This paper presents a cost effective scheme for self-testing video graphics controller chips and boards. With the proper placement of a reconfigurable linear feedback shift register structure, the on-board video memory, the video data-path, and the RAM-DAC blocks can be self-tested. This self-test mode can be integrated as a RUNBIST option in the IEEE boundary scan standards View full abstract»

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  • Real world applications for field programmable gate array devices-an overview

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):548 - 551
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    Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have gone mainstream. No longer are applications limited to performance and cost insensitive designs. The newest generation of FPGAs have hit performance and cost goals which allow a much wider spectrum of applications support. This paper provides an overview of these types of applications and project future performance and cost for FPGA devices View full abstract»

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  • Performance analysis of an ATM Clos switch under symmetric “bursty geometric” traffic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):2 - 7
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    ATM is the new technique recommended by the CCITT for broadband ISDN. Performance of ATM networks will depend on switch performance and architectures. Performance of an ATM switch based on a three-stage Clos interconnection network with non-symmetric switching elements and output buffers is studied under uniform “bursty geometric” arrivals. An exact model of a switching element is solv... View full abstract»

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  • A high speed graphics processing application using FPGAs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):552 - 556
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    This graphics processing application shows that high level design methods using VHDL or Verilog HDL input with synthesis tools are an excellent choice for FPGA-based systems. The 50 MHz design integrates several complex, high signal count functions in a single FPGA, all described in VHDL code. The advantages of high level FPGA design are not limited to this industry. They apply to any market where... View full abstract»

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  • Using neural-fuzzy in control applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):337 - 341
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    Fuzzy logic is gaining widespread acceptance in the control engineering community because of its continued success in control applications. However, certain inherent difficulties of the approach are restricting its growth. Difficulties include: developing fuzzy rules by hand for large systems, selecting appropriate membership function shapes, fine-tuning fuzzy solutions for specific levels of accu... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging LAN structures

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):8 - 15
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    This technical paper examines 100VG-AnyLAN, a new IEEE 802.12 technology for transmitting Ethernet and Token Ring frame information at 100 Mbits/s. 100VG-AnyLAN was designed to not only embrace the past with its easy expansion of Ethernet and Token Ring networks but to open the door to the future by enabling new classes of applications. 100VG-AnyLAN uses intelligence in the hub to better manage ne... View full abstract»

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  • Westinghouse EV programs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):176 - 178
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    In 1991, Westinghouse began the electric power train development of an AC induction system for electric vehicles and had a working prototype in six months. Working with Chrysler, the system was installed into a minivan and completed a full range of performance testing. This system continues to undergo vehicle testing and has not experienced a single hardware failure. Regenerative braking converts ... View full abstract»

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  • Arithmetic functions in programmable logic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):557 - 561
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    As engineers begin to embed complex system functions within programmable logic, the need often arises to perform arithmetic functions. Altera's FLEX 8000 family addresses this need with the features of the Arithmetic LE Mode. In this mode, dedicated logic and routing generates and propagates a fast carry-forward function in less than 1 ns. This high speed carry generation can be used to build arit... View full abstract»

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  • Fibre channel-a “CHAN” for all reasons

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):660 - 665
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    Fibre Channel is not only the first of a family of interfaces, it is the first of a new type of interface. It represents the melding of what have been until now two quite distinct cultures - that of "channels" and "networks". As the first "Chan", or Channel Network, Fibre Channel provides the support required by both channel command sets and network protocols. In doing this, it answers the needs o... View full abstract»

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  • Eveready and the EPA-a successful partnership

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Eveready Battery Company, Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency have for many years successfully worked in partnership for the benefit of the environment. This article examines a success and a frustration of this partnership View full abstract»

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  • Fast, dense, predictable and 100% routable MACH 3 and 4 family

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):624 - 630
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    This paper focuses on the silicon architecture of AMD's second generation Macro Array CMOS High Speed/High Density (MACH) family of PLDs. Implemented with an advanced 0.65 μm technology and driven strongly by customer needs MACH 3 and 4 family is optimized for speed, predictability, density, flexibility and 100% routability. The major thrusts for the family are to allow the following: design ch... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy management information base (FMIB) for network management

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):342 - 347
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    Network management becomes very complicated as networks grow in size, complexity and heterogeneity. As a result, network management becomes a key issue for any enterprise. A management information base is a repository of all managed objects being used for management purposes. Most existing network management platforms consider the network information infrastructure as a deterministic concept and d... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing a multimedia capable network using ATM and IEEE 802.9a (isochronous Ethernet) transport technologies

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 21
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    This paper discusses the characteristics of networks required to implement an infrastructure supporting multimedia applications and services. An example network is described using ATM as a backbone and for workstation connections; 802.3 (10BASE-T) and 802.9a (isochronous Ethernet) are used for PC and legacy LAN connections. A description of the issues when mapping isochronous data from IEEE 802.9a... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):76 - 81
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    Virtual reality, known as VR, is a system in which a user encounters a computer simulated environment through the use of a physical interface. The user can interact with the environment to the point of becoming a part of a the experience and the experience becomes reality. In this environment, natural and instinctive body movements are translated by the interface into computer commands. The author... View full abstract»

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  • A high resolution full frame transfer CCD camera

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):210 - 213
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    A full-frame-transfer high-resolution camera has been developed at Cohu Inc. This camera is based on a 2/3-inch 1134×486 CCD manufactured by Texas Instruments. The sensor has two independently addressable field memories which permit it to operate in several modes, including an RS-170 full-frame-transfer mode. In addition, the frame-transfer technology provides the benefits of a high-sensitiv... View full abstract»

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  • Using reconfigurable FPGAs in test equipment applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):562 - 567
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    Since their introduction in 1985, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices have been used in tens of thousands of designs. In most of these, logic implemented in an FPGA could have been implemented with more traditional logic devices-masked gate arrays, or MSI/SSI devices, for example. However, FPGAs were a better alternative for any number of reasons-no nonrecurring engineering costs, lower d... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient use of .5 μm technology with ORCA

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):668 - 672
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    The original ORCA architecture achieved new highs in gate density for FPGAs by use of a nibble oriented structure for routing, combinatorial logic and sequential logic. The ORCA 2Cxx architecture builds on this base to make optimum use of the larger array sizes possible in 0.5 μm silicon technology. Critical to the optimum use of 0.5 μm technology is the addition of the right amount of new r... View full abstract»

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  • A cost effective approach to intelligent battery packs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):321 - 323
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    The increasing market demand for portable devices such as cellular phones, notebook computers and personal digital assistants has focused attention on one critical, common component-the battery pack. All portable equipment draws its operating power from a battery pack and more often than not these are constructed from rechargeable cells. A single charger design may required to recharge packs of va... View full abstract»

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  • HDTV image compression: MPEG vs. autosophy

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):148 - 153
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    By the end of the year the United States is scheduled to set a new High Definition Television (HDTV) standard for the next generation television. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the final phases of testing the transmission protocols and image compression. The new standard is to be based on the MPEG-2 standard which is supported by a consortium of large corporations. However a que... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancements to the world's fastest CPLD family give designers more flexibility

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):631 - 635
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    Over the last decade, Altera has maintained its leadership in the PLD market place by keeping in step with the constantly changing demands of users of programmable logic. This is clearly evident in Altera's release of the MAX 7000E family. This family provides fast set-up times for designs which require fast synchronization of input data. For those users who use multi-phase clocking, the family pr... View full abstract»

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