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Issue 3 • May 2001

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  • Changing processors

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The author reports on the theory and practice behind an innovative 32 bit RISC processor core, whose architecture can be customised to provide the optimum design solution for processor-based application-specific integrated circuits. In its basic configuration, the ARC processor, the Tangent-A4, is a four-stage pipeline device, with instructions, data and address formats all 32 bit. It also boasts ... View full abstract»

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  • Embedding Linux

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    The author explains the whys and hows of fitting a software quart into a pint pot-with room to spare. Linux is an open-source Unix-like kernel, that can be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Right from the beginning, as is the case today, distributions of the Linux kernel have been accompanied by GNU-developed utility programs to form a complete operating system.... View full abstract»

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  • Brazil's electricity renaissance

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 21
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    In this paper, the author reports on how liberalisation and privatisation are revitalising the once moribund Brazilian electricity supply industry View full abstract»

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  • Doctor volts [electrotherapy]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):23 - 28
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    The author reviews the history of electrotherapy. Electricity can cure- or at least ameliorate some maladies-as well as kill if overdosed. It has long been used to treat the agonies of gout, with the biological batteries of electric eels and rays providing the electrical stimulus. Early electrostatic generators were quickly put to use treating patients. By the end of the 19th century electrical en... View full abstract»

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  • The ultimate green satellite?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):8 - 13
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    At a time when earthquakes, floods and other environmental disasters are almost weekly news, efforts to obtain an accurate view of the Earth from space have never seemed more important. The author looks at the contribution of Europe's latest environmental observation satellite, Envisat. Envisat carries ten main payloads designed to collect data on atmospheric chemistry, the oceans and the land sur... View full abstract»

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