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Issue 5 • Date Dec. 2003-Jan. 2004

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  • The CRL gateway

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):8 - 11
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    Smaller and smaller semiconductor integrated circuits are being designed. Traditional semiconductor fabrication processes are still extremely effective. However, these methods' effectiveness will come to a halt as components shrink to atomic size. Quantum physics then start to govern device behavior. Thus a radical shift, hence upheaval (change is never easy), in computing is a foregone conclusion... View full abstract»

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  • Particle-based methods in computational electronics

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):12 - 16
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    As the density of integrated circuits increases, pressure to reduce the dimensions of the individual components also increases. Smaller circuit dimensions reduce the overall die area. However, as semiconductor feature sizes enter the nanometer-scale realm, the modeling of device behavior becomes increasingly complicated. The goal of computational electronics is to provide simulation tools that cap... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor device simulation: the hydrodynamic model

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):17 - 19
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    VLSI (very large scale integrated) chips incorporate hundreds of millions of semiconductor circuits. To predict the performance of VLSI circuits, the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the semiconductor devices are required. Semiconductor device simulation codes provide a way of predicting I-V curves as device parameters are varied, without having to fabricate the device first. Thus, many di... View full abstract»

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  • Energizing change

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):26 - 30
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    Everyone pretty much knows that the big three Es - economics, energy and the environment - must be constantly weighed against one and another. All three are important in the scheme of things for "life as we know and enjoy it" for a great many people. And there is concurrence that, in some major countries, energy and economics have ganged up on the environment. One of the results appears to be glob... View full abstract»

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  • Lunar solar power

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 25
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    The Earth continually intercepts ∼175,000 terawatts of solar power. However, just a fraction of this sunlight is captured every year by the biosphere in the form of newly separated atmospheric carbon and oxygen, mostly from water. Each year the trees, grasses and grains of the continents' biomass capture thermal energy, in the form of new plant mass, but only ∼0.03% of the primary solar en... View full abstract»

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  • On the job: validating data

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 7
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    Any job in engineering, including most certainly those in electrical and computer engineering, inevitably involves the generation of large amounts of data. The data can come from analysis, computation and/or measurement. Data can be associated with tasks ranging from basic research to development to design and testing. As a result, many questions can arise over its reliability and validity. While ... View full abstract»

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  • Disaster recovery planning

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In today's world, where fears of "what if" grow daily, information technology (IT) professionals are planning for those possible disasters. According to a 2003 article found on ComputerWorld's web site, nine out of ten IT leaders surveyed had already cemented a disaster recovery plan or will have one in place within the year. Planning for a disaster may seem odd at first. But it is a smart choice ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):39 - 41
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    Electrostatic discharge (ESD) refers to the sudden transfer (discharge) of static charge between objects at different electrostatic potentials. ESD belongs to a family of electrical problems known as electrical overstress (EOS). ESD poses a serious threat to electronic devices, such as microcircuits, transistors, and diodes, and affects the operation of the systems that contain those devices. Most... View full abstract»

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  • Technology of speech for a computer system

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):35 - 38
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    Voice processing has made considerable progress in the last 10 years. Interaction with computer systems using spoken language is becoming common in consumer products, office systems and telecommunications applications. The article focuses on speech technology for computer systems. We briefly review voice technology, its current status, and specific aspects of automatic speech recognition, speech s... View full abstract»

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  • The bright future of organic LEDs

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):31 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Electro-luminescence is light emission from a solid through which an electric current is passed. Electro-luminescence from organic compounds was discovered in the early '60s, but the subject did not receive much attention until the discovery and development of conductive polymers. Compared to other electro-luminescent technologies (such as inorganic compound semiconductors, porous silicon and liqu... View full abstract»

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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  • The way ahead

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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  • Essays [It's the spirit that matters, not the noise]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):45 - 46
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  • Circuit rider [Student history paper competition IEEE 2004 Conference on the History of Electronics]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 46
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  • 2003 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 47
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  • Gamesman problems / Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):48 - 47
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Texas Instruments
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