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Issue 6 • Date 19 Nov 1998

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  • Embedding Windows

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):272 - 274
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    Not content with dominating the desktop, Microsoft is now testing the Windows standard against the taxing requirements of the embedded systems market. The author outlines the implications for developers View full abstract»

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  • Machine vision reaches top gear

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):265 - 267
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    The power and simplicity of a new generation of machine vision systems have done much to overcome the automotive industry's reluctance to invest in this technology. Most vision applications in the automotive industry are for machine guidance or quality inspections. In quality control inspections, the vision system determines whether parts or sub-assemblies are acceptable or defective and then dire... View full abstract»

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  • An electronic controller for adaptive suspension

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):275 - 277
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    Developing an adaptive suspension system for a luxury car weighing over 2000 kg presents an exacting challenge in embedded control. This article describes the development of an adaptive suspension controller by Lamerholm Fleming Ltd for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. during the period from 1995 to 1997. The controller replaced an earlier design, which had originally entered production in 1989. The ne... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering the information age

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):250 - 252
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    Electronics, computing and communications are becoming mature technologies, although there is still a tremendous amount of innovation and new technology ahead. However, the information technologies being created on this established technological base are in their infancy, and their impact on society is only just beginning. As the information age dawns, the author describes the implications for our... View full abstract»

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  • The heart of a new machine [Powerformer, cable-wound stator machine]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):255 - 258
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    Powerformer (an amalgam of power generator and transformer) is a radically new generator design that could herald a new era in high-voltage generation. The new machine from ABB is a 100 RPM, 11 MVA, 45 kV machine, installed as unit 9 (U9) of the Porjus Hydropower Centre, on the Lule river in northern Sweden. The Powerformer uses a cable-wound stator using XLPE insulated cable. The cable's circular... View full abstract»

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  • Airline with the personal touch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):261 - 264
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    Passengers flying with Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong's new Chek Lap Kok Airport may not be in too much of a hurry to board their plane once they see what the airline's high-tech departure lounge has to offer. The major IT element within the lounge is a unique state-of-the-art passenger `infotainment' network that allows passengers to access a multitude of services via custom-built desktop units. T... View full abstract»

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