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Issue 4 • 18 April 1991

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  • Beating the duopoly with competition (telecommunications in UK)

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):133 - 136
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    The duopoly in UK telecommunications has ended now and competition in the industry is allowed within certain rules. The author examines the outcome of the Government's review and compares it to the IEE's response. The IEE proposes that the issuing of licences should take account of the ability to sustain viability as the sudden demise of an operator could leave customers with substantial problems.... View full abstract»

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  • The rise of VHDL. 1076 and all that

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):139 - 142
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    If a chip designer wants to stay in business, it is vital to minimise time to market in order to meet whatever market windows are available. The latest synthesis tools work from a special class of languages, termed hardware-description languages (HDL), formulated specifically for describing digital systems and IC designs. The author describes the origins of VHDL (VHSIC HDL) and looks at its applic... View full abstract»

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  • Electric vehicles-quietly making progress

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):145 - 147
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    Electric vehicles are clean, versatile and quiet, but they are also limited by range, speed and cost. The author reviews some applications of electric vehicles including materials handling; mining; personnel carriers in large industrial complexes; sweepers/scrubbers; electric wheelchairs; and even cars.<> View full abstract»

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