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Electro/94 International. Conference Proceedings. Combined Volumes.

Date 10-12 May 1994

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  • Proceedings of ELECTRO '94

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • CVD diamond electronic packaging applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):836 - 839
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    As electronic packages become more compact, run at faster speeds and dissipate more heat, package designers need more effective thermal management materials. One such material that has excellent thermal conductivity is CVD diamond. Designers have already used CVD diamond successfully in the production of heat sinks for laser diodes and laser diode arrays, and in the design of microwave substrates.... View full abstract»

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  • The VCOS multimedia environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):304 - 309
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    There is significant interest in the industry to incorporate signal processing technology into personal computers to enable multimedia capabilities. Requirements of this technology are that it must be robust in terms of function and reliability, it must be reprogrammable to allow for software upgrades as new algorithms become available and user's needs change, and it must be cost effective. Tradit... View full abstract»

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  • Diffuser cooling technology for electronic high-density packaging

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):840 - 846
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    The original airflow on the VAX 9000 prototype system was well below the rate required to achieve the established cooling and reliability goals. An investigation of the pressure losses through the system established that the exit grille was a major contributor to the overall pressure loss. It was also noted that a large portion of the energy introduced into the airflow at the exit of the fan was i... View full abstract»

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  • Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets: what are they and how do they help attract investors?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):39 - 47
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    Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets attract investors not just because they represent real assets of the business, but also because they define the product, the market and the technology of the business and focus its mission. An understanding of each of these types of protection and how they are obtained aids the entrepreneur or small business in attracting the necessary strategic pa... View full abstract»

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  • The Mwave technology platform: virtual signal processing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):310 - 321
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Through the use of virtual signal processing the Mwave technology platform from IBM provides the developer with the means to use digital signal processing, whether on a native CPU or in special-purpose processors. The flexibility of the components combined with an affordable development environment make Mwave attractive to multimedia providers at all levels of involvement View full abstract»

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  • An overview of the CAD framework initiative enabling CAD tool interoperability

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):183 - 185
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    CFI, Inc. is an international, not-for-profit consortium of CAD (computer-aided design) tool users, tool vendors, and research institutions. Since 1988, CFI's mission is to provide industry-accepted standards and technology that enable interoperability of electronic design automation (EDA) applications and data for end-users and suppliers worldwide View full abstract»

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  • Why 1149.1 (JTAG) really works

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):749 - 754
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (44)
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    The IEEE 1149.1 boundary-scan standard (JTAG) has now been a reality for over four years, and has had a lot of success, not always in the ways that the pioneers anticipated. This paper gives an overview of the important things that the standard does; the ways that this has proved to be useful; the importance of standardized descriptions for the components; and some of the reasons why using boundar... View full abstract»

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  • High power thick film circuitry on PECOS (porcelain enamel coating on steel) substrates

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):847 - 854
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The need for high power density microcircuits has increased interest in the thermal and electrical characteristics of Porcelain Enamel Coatings on Steel (PECOS) for use as a substrate material. This high temperature substrate has been found to be compatible with most thick film inks which are presently available. The electrical and thermal characteristics are presented for a very compact line of l... View full abstract»

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  • Raising money with intellectual property

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):48 - 55
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    Raising money, the ability to attract funds and investors to emerging high-tech companies, can be a difficult and delicate task. Sources of capital include private investors, venture capitalists, strategic corporate partners, institutional investors, private placements, public offerings, and government programs designed to encourage small business. Each source has distinct advantages and requireme... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic global partnerships

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):93 - 97
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    The Global Industrialized Society we live in today has made us all re-think the way we conduct our business in order to participate in an exciting international business environment. Strategic partnerships have been formed throughout the world to capture new business, new products and new opportunities. It was only a matter of time and technological advances, coupled with strategic partnership to ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality in MRI

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):629 - 631
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    There is a need for visualization. Surgeons have always been unhappy with the visualization available to them: restricted field of view, lack of contrast between target and surrounding tissues, and the inability to see beneath the surface. This has led to the introduction of every available imaging technique such as microscopy, plain X-rays, ultrasound and even CT. MRI has not yet entered the OR b... View full abstract»

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  • The broad use of neural networks in real-time engineering systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):325 - 329
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    Neural networks is a very popular emerging technology that has applications in a wide variety of fields such as: electrical and computer engineering, signal processing, computer science, cognitive science, neurobiology, optics, mathematics, and physics. Properties of this multidisciplinary field, originally inspired by biological systems, are adaptiveness and self organization, massively parallel ... View full abstract»

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  • Tool encapsulation techniques for maximizing interoperability

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):186 - 187
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    A major problem in attempting to use the complex CAD design tools available today is that each has its own, often unique, requirements for proper execution. Having to remember the correct pathname, command syntax, and argument types necessary to invoke each tool often leads to errors and decreased productivity overall View full abstract»

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  • IEEE P1149.5 standard module test and maintenance bus

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):757 - 767
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The IEEE P1149.5 standard module test and maintenance bus (MTM-Bus) standardizes a serial, backplane test & maintenance bus that can be used to integrate modules into testable and maintainable subsystems. This paper discusses the protocol, some implementation details and the status of the standard and related standards activities View full abstract»

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  • Glass microwave IC packaging technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):857 - 862
    Cited by:  Patents (10)
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    A high performance integration technology for microwave circuits based on a novel glass-silicon wafer is described. Active circuits can be created by using the silicon base substrate for diodes or a completely passive approach can be used as an integration medium for multi-chip assemblies. The substrate performance characteristics and processing are covered along with examples of circuits for both... View full abstract»

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  • Extending capabilities through contract manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):145 - 153
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    Traditionally, companies turn to contract manufacturing to fill production needs which they can not fill themselves. In many cases, the needs are urgent, driven by existing capacity constraints, fluctuating volume requirements or lack of internal capabilities. The move to contract manufacturing has also been forced by the high costs and inefficiencies of vertical integration. Evaluation of contrac... View full abstract»

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  • Overview-opportunities in global situations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):61 - 65
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    Describes the general arena of global activity and then focuses on the most active or promising areas View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to export credit insurance

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):103 - 112
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    The Export Credit Insurance program helps U.S. exporters develop and expand their overseas sales by protecting them against loss should a foreign buyer or other foreign debtor default for political or commercial reasons. With an Eximbank policy exporters can also obtain export financing more easily because with prior approval the proceeds of the policy can be assigned to a financial institution as... View full abstract»

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  • Clinical engineering at the new Boston City Hospital

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):635 - 642
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    Managing medical technology at Boston City Hospital had been characterized as a multi-faceted challenge given outdated technology and an aging physical plant. In January of 1994, Boston City Hospital opened the new state-of-the-art inpatient facility whereby for the first time, patients will be cared for under one roof. When first constructed in 1864, Boston City Hospital was a sprawling campus, e... View full abstract»

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  • “Herbie busters” and other novel methods to optimize assembly equipment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):657 - 662
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    In the late '80s, large electronics manufacturers installed tremendous capacity of the “turret” SMD (Surface Mount Device) placement equipment variety. This type of equipment is fast when placing, on one PCB (Printed Circuit Board), SMD components which are of like sizes, but slows down when placing components with a large size spread, thereby reducing its effective throughput capacity... View full abstract»

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  • The pitfalls of implementing EDI in procurement

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):523 - 527
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    If you are in a sales, traffic, or procurement function, you have undoubtedly heard about the potential of implementing EDI in your business. Whether the move to pursue EDI has been stimulated by a customer or a supplier, the benefits of EDI seems to make business sense. And with many companies extolling the benefits of close relationships between buyers and sellers, you probably have been influen... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic synthesis of VHDL benchmarks to support simulation performance evaluation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):452 - 456
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    This paper discusses the issues and potential solutions to the problem of creating benchmarks for evaluating the performance of large parallel VHDL simulators. Automatically creating VHDL programs with known functional and performance characteristics such as maximum potential parallelism, expected computation-to-communication time ratios, and feature sizes is suggested as a low-cost accurate subst... View full abstract»

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  • Combining rule-based and neural-network approaches in the fusion of range and intensity signals

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):330 - 345
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    This paper exposes our approach to Sensor/Data Fusion through a prototype system developed for feasibility study and experimentation. System specifications include the fusion of data from multiple sensory modalities, processing in layers of abstraction, integration of qualitative and quantitative information processing, combination of alternative processing paths, and capabilities for learning. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Service architecture evolution for global networking

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):276 - 280
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    Public-switched networks rapid changes undergoing customer demands and technological breakthroughs. The end customers are requesting more services, much shorter time-to-market for service applications, more control, and more customization of service features. Coincidentally, the rapid advances in computing and information-based technologies have added new dimensions of sophistication to the public... View full abstract»

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