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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 1 • Jan. 1990

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  • The limits to growth in IT

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):7 - 14
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    The growth in computing power in recent years, fed by rapid advances in VLSI technology, has tended to mask an increasing shortage of professional personnel and lack of corporate investment in the UK information-technology industry, which in turn could lead to rapid curtailing of IT growth in the UK. The article examines some of the reasons why the UK's future in IT may not be too secure and propo... View full abstract»

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  • Structures for parallel processing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):15 - 22
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    Parallel processing is employed to achieve high performance by replication or a unique function by interconnecting different processes. In each case the engineering problem, of providing the structure to interconnect the processors, is a combination of issues concerning not only the implementation technology but also the needs of the application. The concepts of geometric parallelism and algorithm... View full abstract»

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  • Patient care using closed-loop computer control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):23 - 28
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    The application of computer control technology to aspects of patient care offers the possibility of relieving medical and nursing staff of some routine management tasks which follow well established and test protocols. There are, however, problems of patient sensitivity, non-linearity and variability which need to be overcome by the system designer before closed-loop control can ensure adequate st... View full abstract»

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  • Applying computers in the National Health Service

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):29 - 34
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    As a service dedicated to giving reassurance to the public at large, healthcare is a natural case for making the best use of the rapid response offered by computers and communication technology. Indeed, in an increasingly 'wired' society, there is a limit to which people will accept a non-wired health service without losing confidence in its ability, or desire, to meet their needs. The article dis... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive control: an insight

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):35 - 39
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    An overview is given of some of the more common approaches taken in applying adaptive control. Gain scheduling, model reference control and self-tuning control are all discussed and in each case suggestions are given for further reading.<> View full abstract»

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  • The transputer-a prototyping tool for systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):41 - 45
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    This article reviews the major features of the transputer, highlighting aspects of parallelism that are useful for prototyping (used in the sense of simulation and 'breadboarding'). From the simulation point of view the parallelism allowed in occam can be exploited with advantage, and the resulting model can be run with efficient execution. Recent experience in the simulation of a very long instru... View full abstract»

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  • AIM-an industry activity group for automatic identification

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):49 - 52
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    Automatic identification technologies are helping industry and commerce around the world to reduce labour costs and stocks, shorten production times, improve customer service and ultimately increase productivity and profits. All this is possible because of the unique ability of these technologies to allow computers to capture data rapidly, accurately and automatically on virtually everything from ... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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