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Issue 7 • Date July 2003

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  • The futures's getting brighter [optical communications]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The international telecommunications business is looking to the network equipment vendors and optical component manufacturers for inspiration and cost-effective new developments. A primary enabler ins this process is the emerging discipline of optical integration. Part science part art, it boils down to placing several interacting optical components on a semiconductor substrate-in effect, chips on... View full abstract»

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  • Metamorphosing DSP

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 19
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  • Lead-free moves in lead boots

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 16
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  • The penguin picks up [Linux]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    How serious a challenge is the Linux open-source operating system (OS) to Microsoft in IT projects? Linux has come a long way from its technology roots. The stage is set for a battle between proprietary software sold for profit and free open-source software. As many companies question the productivity gains they made from their IT investments, interest in Linux has risen sharply. Emerging economie... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping out stars for avionics 4000

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 21
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  • Grand designs [IC design]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Engineers will soon be designing ICs with hundreds of millions of transistors. Philips Semiconductors, in a $1.4 collaboration with STMicroelectronics (ST) and Motorola are staying in the advanced CMOS business with a common CMOS process at a plant in Crolles, France. Over five years, the process will take feature sizes down to an extraordinary 32 nm. Each company will develop its own variant of t... View full abstract»

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  • C5 makes Linux go mission critical

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 18
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  • Life beyond reach [environmental directives]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 25
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    In this article, the author investigates how industry fears that a European environmental directive governing the use of 30,000 chemicals could cost it billions of dollars and millions of jobs. View full abstract»

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  • Innovation rooted in reality

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The world of telecoms has changed almost beyond recognition since the 1970s. Phil Holmes, BTexact's chief technology officer, talks of technology mini-revolutions. There are two elements to Holmes's work. One is to look at what's going on within BTexact and communicate that to the rest of the group and the outside world. The other is to keep abreast of what's happening elsewhere and spot the areas... View full abstract»

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  • Speaking of Wi-Fi

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Big organisations are realising that their wireless networks can be used for more than just data traffic. Businesses have long recognised the benefits of being able to keep in touch with employees on the move. On the face of it, the arrival of Wi-Fi provides a straightforward cost-effective solution capable of building on VoIP and wireless local area network (WLAN) technology to provide workers wi... View full abstract»

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  • Power struggle [power supplies for portable equipment]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 38
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    Gadgets bristling with hardware and applications in smaller packages are forcing designers to consider new power sources. The leading candidate is a form of fuel cell based on methanol as fuel. A methanol based fuel cell produced by Toshiba to power a notebook computer is described in this article. View full abstract»

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