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ELECTRO '96. Professional Program. Proceedings.

April 30 1996-May 2 1996

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  • Professional Program Proceedings. ELECTRO '96

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Title page, copyright page and conference table of contents (ToC). View full abstract»

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  • Signal design for co-channel interference suppression with applications to wireless communications

    Publication Year: 1996
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Co-channel interference is a major impairment in wireless systems with channel (frequency and/or time) re-use. In practice the performance of time division multiple access (TDMA) and frequency division multiple access (FDMA) systems is limited by a few dominant co-channel interferers. These can be removed by means of multiple antennas but it is difficult to dem... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed call processing architecture (DCPA)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):347 - 353
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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    We propose a distributed call processing architecture (DCPA) for next generation broadband networks that will support both telephony and data communications users. DCPA features a layered architecture with modularized protocols designed to support different types of end user equipment and servers. A fast connection setup algorithm, called parallel connection control (PCC), is used in networks base... View full abstract»

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  • DSP real-time operating system coordinates image processing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):123 - 129
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    Because of their high-speed arithmetic, interrupt processing, and I/O facilities, DSPs are a natural for applications that require image capture, control, and processing. In some cases, DSPs are used as controllers in conjunction with specialized imaging ASICs. In other applications, one or more DSPs are used to execute both control and core imaging functions like FFTs, filters, and correlations. ... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks in signal and image processing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):337 - 346
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Neural network (NN) research has gone a long way in the past decade. NNs now consist of many thousands of highly interconnected processing elements that can encode, store and recall relationships between different patterns by altering the weighting coefficients of inputs in a systematic way. Although they can generate reasonable outputs from unknown input patterns, and they can tolerate a great de... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-optic sensor applications to non-invasive cardiovascular diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):205 - 207
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    Fiber-optic sensors were designed and applied to assess arterial blood pressure pulse transmission characteristics and elastic properties in normal and hypertensive subjects. Apparent phase velocity (capp ) from carotid to radial arteries were obtained and showed higher magnitudes at low frequencies and sustained oscillations at high frequencies in hypertensives due to greater impedance... View full abstract»

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  • Demand assignment switching for terrestrial and satellite networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):113 - 121
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    This paper presents a demand assignment switching system, to be used in terrestrial or satellite networks. Radio channel and time slot assignments are made on user demand, while the switch operations are controlled by a scheduling algorithm designed to maximize utilization of system resources and optimize performance. User requests and assignments are carried over a low-capacity control channel, w... View full abstract»

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  • What kinds of technical outsource services are available?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):41 - 44
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    The author discusses what types of outsource services are available to you, the client. Some of them may be familiar to you. You may even be using some of them now or have used them in the past. Hopefully you will learn of the existence of new services and some new, valuable aspects of existing services that will save you time and money View full abstract»

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  • An overview of the CDMA PCS system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):331 - 335
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    A code division multiple access (CDMA) standard for personal communications systems (PCS), ANSI J-STD-008, was completed in the winter of 1995. The PCS air interface standard is based upon the cellular TIA/EIA/IS-95-A standard. This paper summarizes the standards that have been developed for the CDMA system, describes the new capabilities that were added to ANSI J-STD-008, and describes new capabi... View full abstract»

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  • Special purpose processor speeds up DSP functions

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):201 - 204
    Cited by:  Patents (7)
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    A new class of arithmetic datapath processors are available in either device or embedded form. These reconfigurable arithmetic datapath (RADTM) devices offer reconfigurablilty of FPGAs with the performance of algorithm specific silicon designs. The heart of the RAD architecture is a MacroSequencer. By programming the MacroSequencer to a specific algorithm, the hardware configures itself to that al... View full abstract»

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  • Revolution at the patent office: the impact of GATT on every aspect of patent law and how it affects you

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):277 - 284
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    In late 1994, the U.S. Congress passed legislation which, upon being signed into law by President Clinton, established the compliance of the United States to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Besides the more controversial issue of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its effects on U.S. Sovereignty and trade policies, GATT has also required brand new laws, rules, and regulation... View full abstract»

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  • Downsizing: Sources and justification and no scapegoats

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):109 - 111
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    The majority of recent job downsizing has occured in the management and professional ranks. Some of this downsizing came about because of continuous significant technological progress (allows people to be replaced by hardware and software), competitive forces in direct labor cost in the emerging economies, and Wall Street's insistence on increasing profits. Advanced technologies allow us to do mor... View full abstract»

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  • Demonstrate cost savings, schedule shortenings, etc [software project management]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):37 - 40
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    We examine some very specific ways in which a client can realize very dramatic savings, both in schedule and project costs. Bringing in outside resources can either shorten your normal design/development cycle or solve a particularly vexing problem. This allows you, the client to benefit from 4 important considerations: fresh approach by outsider; individual highly skilled in the area of interest;... View full abstract»

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  • Internet basics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):155 - 189
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    The following topics are discussed: basic history; Internet overview; and Internet applications (Mail, Telnet, FTP, Gopher, World-Wide-Web) View full abstract»

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  • PCS1900 air interface

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):229 - 234
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    PCS1900 is an evolution of the GSM900/DCS1800 European cellular systems for the 1.9 GHz North American Emerging Technologies PCS band and offers a well-defined and rich service set. PCS1900 has been adopted by several major PCS operators in the US and GSM900/DCS1800 has been deployed in many countries worldwide. International roaming is possible today using the inherent SmartCard technology. This ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and traffic evaluation of an integrated ATM-wireless network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):253 - 259
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    We introduce an integrated ATM-wireless network and evaluate the traffic performance of this network. The wireless section is comprised of five base stations each with a number of hand-sets. The data rate generated by each hand-set is 64 kbs while base stations communicate with one another at 384 kbs. In the ATM section, there are six nodes each is connected to a number of workstations. We assume ... View full abstract»

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  • The Design Qualification Process

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Bit repetitive trellis coded modulation for the Rayleigh fading channel

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):195 - 200
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    A new approach to the problem of bandwidth efficient coding for transmission over the Rayleigh fading channel is considered. The proposed scheme is based on the idea of trellis coded modulation, but supports the re-transmission of 50% of the sources information. This re-transmission of data provides an additional level of time diversity, and allows for the identification of a new distortion criter... View full abstract»

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  • Software patents: beating a dead horse and other important concerns

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):269 - 276
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    To state the obvious, software is big business. In just two decades, software companies appeared from small start-ups and relatively insignificant divisions of computer hardware companies, and have evolved into the major businesses reported daily in the news and moving millions of dollars in the economy. The software landscape includes not just the giants of Microsoft and Computer Associates, but ... View full abstract»

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  • Internet security, and firewalls protection on the internet

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):93 - 107
    Cited by:  Patents (21)
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    Looks at various aspects of internet security, and firewalls protection on the internet. In particular the author looks at the business dilemma; security risks; internet security; inter-company security; intranet security; integrated security; firewall concepts; firewall limitations and functions; Digital's firewall family; layered security; encrypted tunneling; other security issues; and future t... View full abstract»

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  • Everyday concerns for engineers regarding intellectual property

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):79 - 85
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    Every engineer and company should evaluate their business with regard to these intellectual property concerns to implement a company policy, and a company budget. In the present competitive marketplace, the securing of marketable intellectual property is an important concern which should be addressed at all levels, from top to bottom, for the success of engineer and company alike View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of site specific coverage and cell shape for outdoor microcells

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):29 - 36
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    The design of future wireless communication systems employing microcells will require a flexible tool for determining the coverage area based on site specific features. In this paper, the accuracy of a ray based algorithm for predicting the sector average path loss in residential and high rise environments is investigated by comparison with measurements. Measurements were taken in residential and ... View full abstract»

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  • Voice recognition in the telecommunications industry

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):65 - 74
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    This document will attempt to describe both the motivators and the technology behind the shift from traditional touch-tone input to speech recognition in telecommunications. It will give the background for the motivators, address the speech recognition technologies and the human factors issues for their use in telephony, and also address the use of the technologies in some selected applications. T... View full abstract»

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  • Technology needs of the medical device industry

    Publication Year: 1996
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    With fast-rising health-care costs, reimbursement and outcomes considerations are now key to the technology needs of new products in the medical device industry. Healthcare spending in the United States has grown from $280 billion in 1981 to $1 trillion in 1994, and accounts for 14% of the total gross domestic product. With healthcare costs now increasing at a rate of 4.9% per year, cost containme... View full abstract»

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  • The Globalstar system breakthroughs in efficiency in microwave and signal processing technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):147 - 152
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    The Globalstar system will employ active phased array antennas and energy management in combination with CDMA technology to achieve unprecedented power efficiency for satellite communications. Active phased array antennas incorporate multibeam functionality in very small space. Such phased array antennas depend upon the use of highly efficient and uniform MMIC amplifiers that were not previously a... View full abstract»

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