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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1981

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1187 - 1188
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  • Computer-aided design of VLSI circuits

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1189 - 1199
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    With the rapid evolution of integrated circuit (IC) technology to larger and more complex circuits, new approaches are needed for the design and verification of these very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits. A large number of design methods are currently in use. However, the evolution of these computer aids has occurred in an ad hoc manner. In most cases, computer programs have been written to... View full abstract»

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  • The automatic synthesis of digital systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1200 - 1211
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    The purpose of a digital synthesis aid is to allow a digital system architect to describe the behavior of a system to be built and to then aid him in the logic design of that system. This paper will overview several different approaches to the development of synthesis aids. The importance of key features of synthesis aids, such as the automatic generation of multilevel system representations, will... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided dispatch for electric power systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1212 - 1231
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    This paper provides a review of the subject of electric power dispatching. In Section I we show where dispatching fits into the hierarchy of power system operating and planning problems. Section II provides an overview of the issues, concerns and practices of dispatching. Sections III-V are devoted to the algorithmic aspects of dispatching. Finally, in Section VI we highlight the conclusions reach... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided design tools in chemical engineering process design

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1232 - 1239
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    This paper reviews the design activity for chemical engineering process design, starting from the earliest step of selecting which products to manufacture and ending with designing the operating procedures for a process plant. At each step we discuss computer-aided design tools which have been or are being developed. Throughout synthesis aids which help make discrete design decisions are contraste... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided design in civil engineering

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1240 - 1248
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    The paper reviews the development and current status of computer-aided design (CAD) in structural-engineering, a branch of civil engineering. The Similarities to and differences from electrical engineering practice are emphasized. The presentation deals first with well-developed CAD application areas, namely those supporting analysis, component selection and the preparation of design documents, Pr... View full abstract»

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  • Database facilities for engineering design

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1249 - 1263
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    As the complexity of engineering design projects increases and the objectives for their performance become more demanding, there is growing interest in integrated databases that support a broad range of applications and various forms of automated entry. This paper is a tutorial on the design and implementation of integrated design databases. It addresses a variety of functional issues, including s... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of third-generation simulation techniques

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1264 - 1280
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    We present a review of recent work on circuit simulation techniques which are "third generation" in that they go beyond the Sparse Gauss Elimination, Newton Iteration, Stiff Implicit time integration approach which mark second-generation circuit simulators such as SPICE-II and ASTAP-II. Third generation simulators such as MOTIS, DIANA, and SPLICE have rejected one or more of these principal featur... View full abstract»

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  • Circuit layout

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1281 - 1304
    Cited by:  Papers (94)  |  Patents (10)
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    This paper gives a general overview of circuit layout, taking a unified approach to various styles of integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, and hybrid circuits. A lot of attention is given to the layout of large and complicated circuits, in particular, to the layout of very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) chips. Though the paper is an overview, and one could almost say a tutorial, it is inte... View full abstract»

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  • Process modeling of integrated circuit device technology

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1305 - 1320
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    This paper reviews the field of computer-aided design as applied to process modeling of integrated circuit technology and devices. Device design applications for process modeling are considered for both bipolar and NMOS technologies. The kinetics of oxidation and impurity diffusion in silicon are discussed. The numerical solution of impurity diffusion is considered, including grid and time step co... View full abstract»

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  • Testing of digital systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1321 - 1333
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    This paper is intended to be both a tutorial on hardware testing and a brief survey of existing techniques. Testing is discussed at all levels in the digital system hierarchy as well as at every stage of a system's life. The paper is organized into three parts. In the first part, fundamental concepts are presented. The second part reviews various testing techniques, with special emphasis on those ... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of optimization techniques for integrated-circuit design

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1334 - 1362
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    We survey contemporary optimization techniques and relate these to optimization problems which arise in the design of integrated circuits. Theory, algorithms and programs are reviewed, and an assessment is made of the impact optimization has had and will have on integrated-circuit design. Integrated circuits are characterized by complex tradeoffs between multiple nonlinear objectives with multiple... View full abstract»

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  • Some new calculations on antenna superdirectivity

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1365 - 1366
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    The fundamental limitation of superdirective antenna arrays was previously demonstrated through calculation of Chebyshev arrays. Those arrays are not optimum and have an extraneous parameter (sidelobe level). A new calculation is made using maximum directivity arrays and it is shown that log Q varies approximately linearly with directivity. A close fit to this behavior is given by log Q = π(G... View full abstract»

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  • Large signal instability in active-R and a class of compensated active-RC filters

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1366 - 1367
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    Analysis of the large signal instability in compensated active-RC and active-R filters with high pole-Q and pole-frequency is presented. The instability is produced by an oscillator loop formed by two operational amplifiers (OA's). The condition for and the frequency of oscillations are derived. View full abstract»

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  • Equivalent representation of broad-band transmission-line transformer with vector impedances

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1368 - 1369
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    A method of analyzing broad-band Transmission-line transformers from their open- and short-circuit vector impedances is presented. From a set of open- and short-circuit impedance measurements, the input impedance and insertion loss of the transformer when terminated in any arbitrary load impedance are calculated directly. View full abstract»

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  • Feedback and nonlinear distortion

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1370
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    The effect of linear negative feedback on the normalized coefficients of a power series is evaluated. For large loop gain, desensitization tends to proceed with the power of the particular closed-loop term. View full abstract»

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  • Finite word length effect and stability of multidimensional digital filters

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1370 - 1372
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    In this paper, the effect of multiplier quantization on unstable transition in n-dimensional filters is studied using a qualitative model. This model is used to determine a priori, for a worst-case design, the finite word length of the multipliers sufficient to retain Stability. View full abstract»

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  • A novel view of Fourier analysis

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1372 - 1373
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    A different view of a familiar subject often provides insight that leads to innovations and new discoveries. A novel view of the Fourier transform, Fourier series, and discrete Fourier transform is presented in this letter. View full abstract»

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  • Comments on frequency assignment problems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1373 - 1374
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  • Stability and robustness of multivariable feedback systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1375
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  • Control of time-delay systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1375 - 1376
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  • Book alert

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1376
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c4
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