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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine

Issue 5 • Date Sept. 1999

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  • Software and the Web

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 64
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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 65
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  • Playing with fire and fibers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):41 - 46
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    Annealing optical fibers has made the optical-fiber current sensor practical for monitoring and diagnostics by utility companies. To produce an annealed-fiber coil for this application, the annealing process must be held within time and temperature bounds or devitrification and OH absorption will degrade coil performance. Annealed-fiber devitrification can produce other useful fiber components, su... View full abstract»

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  • Language barriers in hardware design?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 40
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    This article presents a set of fundamental principles underlying HDLs and has critically analyzed VHDL, which is the leading HDL. While a significant body of VHDL reflects elegant design, it suffers from a number of serious flaws. The suggestions provided in this article for modifications to key syntactic and semantic constructs of VHDL will help ensure its continued success as the state-of-the-ar... View full abstract»

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  • The long and short of channel length

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):47 - 51
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    In this article, the powerful shift-and-ratio method proposed by Taur of IBM Corp. [1992] is used to accurately determine effective channel length and mobility of deep-submicron devices. We show that the extracted low field mobility of a short-channel device as a function of gate voltage is consistent with that of a long-channel device. Since in the BSIM3v3.2 industrial standard model a universal ... View full abstract»

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  • Developing with the world's fastest 8-bit microcontroller

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9 - 14
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    Introduces Scenix Semiconductor's SX microcontroller and gives reasons why it's likely to be highly successful. Demonstrates, through a tutorial, Parallax Corporation's SX-Key. The SX-Key is an in-circuit programmer/debugger/emulator specifically designed for the SX microcontroller family. In fact, Scenix and Parallax worked in close cooperation during the development of the two products to ensure... View full abstract»

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  • Wringing maximum performance from delay lines

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The subtleties of designing and specifying delay lines into specific circuit applications can be somewhat confusing. In order to help electronic engineers extract the maximum performance from these components, here are 10 important considerations to which design and specifying engineers can refer in order to ensure the optimal incorporation of delay lines into their circuits. Just as important, th... View full abstract»

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  • Improved detection of the invisible

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):15 - 24
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    The ultraviolet (UV) portion of the spectrum is widely used for a variety of sensing and imaging applications. However, until very recently, with the advent of wide-bandgap materials such as AlGaN, there have not been high-performance optoelectronic devices designed for optimal operation in the UV range. Thus, the development of sophisticated detection applications in the UV range has been limited... View full abstract»

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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine (1985-2006) covers the design, implementation, packaging, and manufacture of micro-electronic and photonic devices, circuits and systems

 

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