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Issue 11 • Nov. 1996

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  • A tour of the calculus [Books]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Beyond the third dimension [Books]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Testing systems on a chip

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (84)  |  Patents (3)
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    Developments in fault-finding circuits built into ICs which will disclose defects in today's and tomorrow's block-based designs are examined View full abstract»

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  • Blocking in a system on a chip

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):35 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (32)  |  Patents (12)
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    With more and larger functions being implemented on a single piece of silicon, true systems on a chip are being created. At the physical level, this integration derives from progress in process technology. But from the circuit designers' viewpoint, tools and methods are less help than they might be. In effect, to construct a system on a chip means more than the integration of millions of transisto... View full abstract»

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  • Spread spectrum data leap through AC power wiring

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):48 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (15)
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    There have been two serious impediments to the growth of the power-line carrier (PLC) communications industry in particular, and the home and building automation market in general: line noise, which plays havoc with communications' reliability, and the lack of a standard communication network protocol. Both stumbling blocks have been removed-the first, by the development of spread-spectrum PLC tec... View full abstract»

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  • The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):54 - 60
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    The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, was conceived in 1983, when two groups of campus administrators and professors were asked by Theodore L. Brown, then vice chancellor for research, to come up with a plan to facilitate research on the Illinois campus. The whole institute had been structured to focus on... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering a Web site

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):62 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    The World Wide Web (WWW) is famous for weaving far-flung fans with like interests into true communities. It also puts a spin all its own on product and information delivery. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a global industry such as electrical and electronic engineering. The Web is still unmatched in its ability to receive and distribute information and software, and to encourage interaction ... View full abstract»

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  • PRML detection boosts hard-disk drive capacity

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):70 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (7)
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    Over the past 10 years or so, the bit-capacity of mass-market hard-disk drives has increased 100-fold-the reward of improvements in read/write heads, magnetic materials, head-positioning systems, and much else. But as advances in those well-worn areas grow more costly and difficult, attention is turning to the read-channel electronics as a way to increase disk capacity and throughput rates in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Chernobyl's stressful after-effects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):26 - 34
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    The explosions and fires that wrecked the Chernobyl nuclear reactor brought on what is universally recognized as a catastrophe. Besides the immediate fatalities and human upheaval, which left hundreds of thousands disoriented, anxious about their own health, and bitterly concerned about their children, the accident inflicted incalculable material losses. In economic terms alone (though not in term... View full abstract»

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