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ELECTRO '96. Professional Program. Proceedings.

Date 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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  • Project: Mentoring-a case study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):309 - 310
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    In these days of corporate downsizing and re-engineering, development work is still being preformed. These development efforts very often do not have the advice and console of experienced project leaders. Project Mentoring is a technique to reinstate the advice and console given by more experienced peers who themselves were not directly related to a project. This guidance very often allows the dev... View full abstract»

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  • Characterization of power amplifiers using noise loading

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):303 - 308
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    Noise power ratio (NPR) testing is a very powerful, yet simple way of determining the dynamic range and nonlinear properties of power amplifiers. It provides a quantitative assessment of spectral regrowth and gives insight into the power and efficiency capabilities of the amplifier under signal conditions that emulate those in the actual system. The authors present test results for a 10 W GaAs MES... View full abstract»

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  • Consulting case study LCD to TFEL video adapter

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):57 - 59
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    This paper discusses a case study demonstrating the benefits of using the services of a consultant to save time and money in implementing the conversion of an instrument using an LCD display to one using a TFEL (thin-film electroluminescent panel) View full abstract»

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  • A versatile biochip for gene-based diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):87 - 92
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Towards the pursuit of highly automated, cost-effective gene-based diagnostic testing, microfabricated diagnostic systems are being developed to perform sample preparation, assay, detection and information analysis in a miniaturized format. These microfabricated systems exploit the inherent characteristics of microelectronics that accommodate highly parallel assays, ultrasensitive detection, high ... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in DSP development environments

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):299 - 301
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    With sales of programmable DSPs increasing exponentially, the digital signal processing industry has enjoyed explosive growth over the past decade. In the process, the demands on DSP algorithm software have also mushroomed, to the point where the critical path in the DSP development cycle has shifted from hardware to software. Software directly determines time-to-market, and software-development c... 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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  • Practical tips for obtaining patent protection

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Engineers and scientists should research and document their inventions with a subsequent view towards getting patent protection. Keeping patents in mind at the earliest stages of invention will avoid wasted efforts and legal pitfalls which may foreclose patentability. A patent gives the owner of the patent the right to exclude anyone else from making, using, or selling the invention which is claim... 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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  • Walking through an application with visual C++

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):359 - 364
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    This paper is a brief tutorial for the development process for the most common windows application type using Microsoft's Visual C++ development environment for Windows '95. It is intended as a lead-in to a demonstration and walkthrough of an application. There are many excellent books on the subject, among them David Kruglinkski's Inside Visual C++ (versions 1-4 corresponding to VC++ versions). V... View full abstract»

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  • Project: electro-cardiographic data collection system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):291 - 298
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    This project was inspired by the need for new and better techniques for the diagnosis of patients with the potential for heart failure due to ventricular arrhythmias. This type of fatal accident is accountable for 300,000 deaths a year in this country alone. I met with a number of Doctors and Research Engineers to explore the approaches to the development of new techniques to meet this critical re... View full abstract»

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  • A236 parallel DSP chip provides real-time video processing economically and efficiently

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):261 - 268
    Cited by:  Patents (12)
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    Oxford Computer's A236 parallel digital signal processor chip is flexible, fully programmable and designed to compactly and inexpensively provide live video capture, processing and display. The use of single-chip, parallel processing with integrated data and instruction caches, and an inexpensive, high performance memory system, provide high performance at low cost. An extended, single-instruction... 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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  • Odyssey system overview

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):15 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The spectacular growth of cellular telephone networks has proven the ubiquitous demand for personal communications. Large regions of the world are too sparsely populated to be economically served by terrestrial cellular communications and geography frequently prohibits the installation of terrestrial networks. Furthermore, there are also many regions of the world which lack a basic telecommunicati... View full abstract»

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  • The Design Qualification Process

    Publication Year: 1996
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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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  • Regarding analog design [ultrasonic ranging system]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):75 - 77
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    An ultrasonic ranging system requires at least one ultrasonic transducer, a device to convert electrical energy to acoustic and acoustic energy back to electrical. In the automotive safety system we describe, a set of three transducers is employed. Two transducers are directed at ±120 degrees with respect to a central axis of a vehicle and are used for relatively short range detection. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Types of outsource providers available to companies

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):355 - 358
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    This paper presents some the ways that modern business managers have attempted to economize and gain efficiency in the acquisition of technical services. Each of the categories of outsourced technical services have advantages and disadvantages when compared to the others. This paper describes some of the good and bad characteristics of each type. These comments are based on the author's own experi... View full abstract»

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  • Personal access communications system: a flexible PCS standard

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):285 - 290
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated the frequency spectrum between 1850 MHz and 1990 MHz for personal communications services (PCS). The newly available spectrum presents an opportunity for PCS providers to offer a mass market, multi-functional, high quality, mobile communications service. The licensing rules do not mandate a single standard; multiple standards will compete f... 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 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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  • Resource auction multiple access (RAMA) for fast access/resource assignment and handoff in the PCS/cellular environments

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):9 - 14
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    Describes the benefits and outline of resource auction multiple access (RAMA). Discusses RAMA application to extended IS-54 (uplink frequency-time utilisation). The advantages of RAMA are: fast and efficient multi-priority medium access; can easily double system voice spectrum utilization through statistical speech multiplexing; can provide variable bandwidth on demand; collision independent throu... View full abstract»

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  • A bound on frequency hopped GSM performance in co-channel interference

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):235 - 240
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    The GSM and DCS-1900 mobile telephone systems have a large number of signal processing and configuration parameters that must be set by the BS designer or system operator. A computationally efficient method of determining system performance is needed in order to conduct parameter tradeoffs, and select the best system configuration. In addition to fading and shadowing loss experienced by the signal... View full abstract»

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  • Outsourcing: a simulation and case study-the design qualification process

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):329 - 330
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    The design qualification process is an integrated one. It combines a number of disciplines in an evolving process. Design engineering is at the focal point of this process as it responds to a number of inputs to bring the product from idea to production. One of the very first inputs is marketing. Marketing represents the customer's needs and desires. Marketing must work with design engineering to ... 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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