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Issue 2 • Date April-May 2004

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  • IEEE Potentials - Executive Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • 12 questions to ask that IT vendor

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):33 - 34
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    Participating in selecting an information technology (IT) vendor can be a great way for newly hired engineers to learn about their organization, because it allows them to see how departments work/do not work together, to hear the varied interests and concerns of multiple stakeholders, and to observe the interaction between their organization and the possible IT product vendors. At a meeting with a... View full abstract»

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  • 2004 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 47
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  • Practical issues in high speed PCB design

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Current high-speed PCB (printed circuit board) designs need extra care due to the frequency of operation and reduced rise time signals. We present the main issues and parameters that a PCB designer has to consider and analyze before a board layout is created. First order approximation equations for various parameters are presented, based on the geometry of the PCB traces. Some useful design practi... View full abstract»

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  • Using radio waves to study planetary atmospheres

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):39 - 40
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    In the field of electrical engineering, complex coding and signal processing techniques are the norm. Thus, it is refreshing to consider the amount of planetary science that can be done simply by using a high-quality radio. The radio, usually located on an exploring spacecraft, transmits a simple, single-frequency, sinusoidal tone that sweeps through a planet's atmosphere. After the electromagneti... View full abstract»

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  • S-PAC at University of Connecticut

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):45 - 46
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  • Equivalence checking for digital circuits

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):21 - 23
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    Integrated circuit technology has made it possible to produce chips with several millions of transistors. However, the increasingly more complex digital circuit designs and limited time constraints only add to the pressure during the implementation process. Traditional functional verification based on simulation has, during the design creation phase, reached its limits. Thus alternatives to simula... View full abstract»

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  • Leakage current-based testing of CMOS ICs

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):28 - 32
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    As semiconductor technology advances, testing integrated circuits (ICs) has become a challenging task. Semiconductor manufacturers use various methods, including the functional test, the structural test and the speed or delay test. One of the most popular test methods is the leakage current, or IDDQ, test. The article describes the advantages of IDDQ tests. As transistor geom... View full abstract»

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  • Product testing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):17 - 20
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    Most organizations have some type of product test function. The process may be informal and accomplished by the product developers, or more formal with the implementation by an independent testing organization. The article does not cover the location and structure of the testing group. Rather, the function and approach to testing is emphasized: the role of the product tester, the responsibilities ... View full abstract»

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  • The way ahead

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • The Rijndael algorithm

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):36 - 38
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    The Rijndael algorithm is the new advanced encryption standard (AES) approved by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With this algorithm supporting significantly larger key sizes than DES (data encryption standard) supports, NIST believes that the AES has the potential of remaining secure for the next few decades. In overall performance, based on the speed of encryption a... View full abstract»

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  • Arecibo Observatory 40th anniversary celebration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):41 - 44
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    The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), operated by Cornell University for the National Science Foundation, has its laboratory at Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The Observatory's main instrument is a radio/radar telescope that utilizes a giant reflector antenna 1,000 feet in diameter, the largest in the world by a considerable margin. A 40th anniversary celebration of the 1963 inauguration o... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic detection of TV commercials

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):9 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (12)
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    TV advertising commercials are a critical marketing tool for many companies. Their interspersion within regular broadcast television programming can be entertaining, informing, annoying or a sales gold mine depending on one's viewpoint. As a result, there are two major reasons for being able to detect commercial segments within television broadcasts. These two applications' goals - at least indire... View full abstract»

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  • Patterns of engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 8
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    Both individuals and disciplines, as a whole, learn from experience. Patterns are a way to capture that experience which is often lost in traditional design literature. Patterns work with other patterns under human guidance to support a process for building systems that employ local adaptation and piecemeal growth. The pattern language design technique has roots in architecture and has close ties ... View full abstract»

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  • Using sensor networks for highway and traffic applications

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):13 - 16
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    Wireless sensor networks have been used for a variety of applications. However, many highway and traffic applications have not been tapped, primarily sensor networks for highway and traffic algorithms that alleviate generic problems such as highway congestion. This is due to the fact that sensor network technology is a very recent development. Since sensor networks are relatively new, not many app... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Potentials - April/May 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • IEEE Potentials Magazine Information - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • Gamesman Solutions / Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):47 - 48
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  • Finding your dream job - IEEE

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 35
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  • What's new @ IEEE

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 49
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  • GOLD - Graduates of the Last Decade - IEEE online

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 50
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Texas Instruments
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