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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine

Issue 2 • Date Mar 1997

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  • Excimer laser ablation and etching

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):11 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (6)
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    Today, excimer laser ablation and etching techniques have found use in applications ranging from semiconductor processing to correcting human vision problems. This article discusses these techniques, as well as some relevant engineering issues. The progress of excimer lasers in patterning technology is briefly presented, and the article concludes by discussing several applications of ablation and ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling MOS snapback and parasitic bipolar action for circuit-level ESD and high-current simulations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (1)
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    The design and optimization of ESD protection circuits is greatly enhanced by the ability to perform circuit-level simulations of the protection circuits and the I/O buffers. Most available simulators do not cover the high current region of the circuit operation, but still enable an approximate analysis to be made of the behaviour under ESD conditions. In this article, a description of the behavio... View full abstract»

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  • The global wireless web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 40
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    Expectations are that by the end of the first quarter of the next century, accessibility to the telephone will be universal. Virtually, the entire population will be free of the telephone cord and the home or office connection. To meet these expectations, more effective utilization of available cellular bandwidth is needed. As demand for higher performance and increased bandwidth grows, the need f... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a digital neurocomputer

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):19 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    In this article we discuss the flow of design for neural network hardware and go deeper into the design constraints and implementation possibilities. The performance measures and problems of different measurements are also discussed. It is noted that performance is one comparison criteria, but there are also many others, some of which are also discussed. In order to anchor the discussion to real l... View full abstract»

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  • Distance learning is an opportunity

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Distance learning entails a major commitment in time and money for organizations, trainers, and administrators. Planning to estimate the most appropriate time to go on-line must be done now. Sooner or later, distance learning will affect us all. Opportunities for technical communicators lie in becoming proficient in the platform skills and strategies for instructional design, so this potential &ld... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor pin predicting

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 31
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    We verified that contemporary microprocessors follow a form of Rent's rule as applicable for functionally partitioned circuits and, hence, present far fewer pins than that predicted by the SIA. We have also suggested a correction scheme for application of Rent's rule to recent VLSI circuits that would yield the correct (slower) rate of increase in pin requirements of these circuits. Finally, the r... View full abstract»

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