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Issue 2 • Date June 2000

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  • Forgotten beginnings

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 53
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  • The student edition of Minitab for Windows 95 and Windows NT: Release 12 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 60
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  • Rapid development for medical products

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):32 - 37
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    In today's world, intense international competition, rapidly changing technologies, fragmented and demanding markets, and increasing product complexity, force fast development for all high-technology products. The manufacturers of high-technology products have responded to these pressures, and doubling of development speed is commonplace. Even with the reductions in time-to-market attained thus fa... View full abstract»

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  • Guesstimating firmware performance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Abstraction conses af a price. In too many cases we're losing the “feel” of the problem. The flip side of a “feel” for a problem is an ability to combine that feeling with basic arithmetic skills to very quickly create a first approximation to a solution, something often called “guesstimating.” This word combines guess-based on our engineering feel for a problem... View full abstract»

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  • The deal-killer entrepreneurial personality

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):22 - 23
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    After years participating in successful and struggling ventures, I have observed a curious, but fairly consistent pattern concerning personality traits of entrepreneurs. Some of these personality traits can put to death a new venture. Certainly these traits can stunt the promised growth of an enterprise. Paradoxically, the very traits that tend to move a person toward the realm of entrepreneur can... View full abstract»

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  • Making sense of the moon illusion

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):51 - 52
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  • Arbitrary polynomial transformations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Previously, we looked at several polynomial transformations-the classical lowpass-to-highpass, lowpass-to-bandpass, and lowpass-to-bandstop transformations, and the special case of the bilinear transformation. We presented specific algorithms for accomplishing the transformations numerically. In this article, we end our preoccupation with polynomial transformations by presenting a straightforward ... View full abstract»

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  • Grounding and shielding. I. Noise

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):41 - 44
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    Noise affects most devices. Designing adequate shielding does not have to be a black art-in fact, it should not be. Some basic understanding and the application of appropriate principles will eliminate most problems. This article is the first of a four-part series that covers the basics of noise, grounding, and shielding. This article describes various mechanisms of noise-understanding them will g... View full abstract»

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  • Chaos at 35,000 feet

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):18 - 21
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    The author discusses his experience in gaining investment and starting up a company to develop an improved defibrillation technique. He outlines his frustrations and daily hassles, and tells how an incident of airline passenger cardiac failure strengthened his resolve to continue. The company set up, Control Dynamics, although small, is functional. Over the last several years, many contracts have ... View full abstract»

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  • Grounding and shielding. II. Grounding and return

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):45 - 48
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    Shielding for noise has several possible configurations, with grounding as one of the concerns in designing an effective shield. Unfortunately, some people think that picking a ground connection is the panacea for their noise problems. The author attempts to dispel that notion by illustrating some principles for grounding and return configurations View full abstract»

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  • Embedded and real-time Java

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):49 - 50
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    Embedded and real-time system design are properly separate concerns. Many embedded systems lack strict timeliness requirements, while many real-time systems (e.g., telephone central office switches) are not embedded. However, a number of embedded systems do have real-time requirements, including a number of products that fall under the I&M umbrella. The author addresses both real-time and embe... View full abstract»

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