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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 3 • Date March 1984

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):243 - 245
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  • The first decade of personal computers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):246 - 258
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    The first decade of personal computers is characterized by three generations of these man-made devices. During the last six years alone, the number of personal computers purchased has increased by two orders of magnitude. This rapid growth has been catalyzed by innovations in computing and communication technology and by the advent of systems with friendlier human-machine interfaces geared towards... View full abstract»

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  • The design and development of a family of personal computers for engineers and scientists

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):259 - 268
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    Hewlett-Packard introduced its first personal computer, a scientific calculator with firmware transcendental functions, in late 1968. Three generations of personal computers with increasing memory sizes, versatility, performance/price, and ease of use, have evolved from the original design. The newest generation, the Hewlett-Packard Series 200, is based upon the same primary objectives and princip... View full abstract»

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  • Ease-of-use features in the Texas instruments professional computer

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):269 - 282
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    Design criteria for a desktop personal microcomputer are examined, with emphasis on ease of use. Two features are discussed in detail: a natural-language query system for accessing databases, and a peripheral speech processor for verbal input/output. Methodologies, benefits, and future applications are considered. View full abstract»

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  • Digital's personal computers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):283 - 299
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    Digital Equipment Corporation's three series of personal computers have been designed to meet different types of application needs of business and technical users. Common ergonomic concepts were applied in designing two sizes of system units, the keyboard, and CRT monitors used with all three series. The hard-ware architecture of each series was established to attain its specific operating and per... View full abstract»

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  • The Wang professional image computer: A new dimension to personal and office computing

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):300 - 311
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    The Wang Professional Image Computer (PIC) offers image processing technology at the desktop level. The PIC can capture, create, display, alter, store, retrieve, and transmit images in real time. These images can also be merged with text. With PIC, the ability to process data, words, and images and to communicate that information locally or remotely within Wang's family of compatible office produc... View full abstract»

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  • Data general desktop generation model 10: Architecture and implementation

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):312 - 321
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    This paper describes the design goals and implementation strategy of the Data General Desktop Generation Model 10. It focuses on four key elements of the design: the dual-processor hardware architecture, color graphics implementation, layered software architecture, and modular packaging. The paper first outlines the corporate and market requirements which the designers sought to fulfill, and the a... View full abstract»

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  • The IBM PCjr

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):322 - 330
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    The IBM PCjr is the most recent addition to the IBM Personal Computer family. A major design consideration incorporated in the PCjr is a high level of program compatibility with the IBM Personal Computer and the IBM Personal Computer XT. The first part of this article describes the PCjr's hardware architecture, characteristics, and features. The second part describes the portion of the system desi... View full abstract»

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  • The architecture of the LisaTMpersonal computer

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):331 - 341
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    The Lisa personal computer provides a new and better way of relating to a computer. This paper presents an outline of how such a complex, modern personal computer system is developed. The architecture of both the hardware and the software of the Lisa is examined in detail. Design goals and considerations are also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • The anatomy of a portable computer

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):342 - 351
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    The Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer combines easy-to-use software with an efficient hardware architecture to bring a high level of programming power to the microcomputer user. This paper discusses the product development decisions, the ROM-based application programs, the file manager software, and the hardware features of the Model 100 computer. A prediction of the functionality of ... View full abstract»

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  • The personal computer in "C & C"

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):352 - 362
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    Three areas underpin the developing role of the personal computer: first, the integration of computer and communications technology; second, the developments in microelectronics technology; and third, the packing of software and intelligence into VLSIs resulting in the feasibility of improved man--machine interface. These issues are discussed in this paper. In addition, this paper describes the PC... View full abstract»

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  • A processor family for personal computers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):363 - 376
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    Multiple window user interfaces executing on personal computers require high-performance hardware support. The Intel 80286 offers designers direct hardware support for multitasking as well as memory management and protection. A consistent segmented model of memory provides a direct path for object code compatibility with the 8086/8088 CPU chip, and eases program development in the 80286's protecte... View full abstract»

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  • A new direction in personal computer software

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):377 - 388
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    The "personalization" of computers is made possible by three major factors--advances in microelectronics, the availability of inexpensive software for a spectrum of applications, and the increased user-friendliness of computer systems. This paper examines the trends in software development, and presents estimates of the escalating costs involved in such development. Major studies by AT & T and... View full abstract»

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  • A note on a theorem on the summation of driving-point and transfer network impedances

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):395 - 396
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    An alternative algebraic proof of a network theorem given in [1] is given. The theorem is also extended to include the case when the network contains coupled elements. View full abstract»

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  • A theorem on the summation of return differences and some consequences

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):396 - 397
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    It is shown that the sum of the reciprocals of the return differences with respect to all network elements equals the nullity of the network. Some consequences of this theorem in relation to the summation of driving-point and transfer network immittances are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • An accurate digital phase measurement scheme

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):397 - 398
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    An accurate digital phase measurement scheme based on automatic accumulation principle is proposed. It uses a signal-dependent clock frequency and thus it measures the phase accurately at any frequency. Moreover, it is economical, since it eliminates the need for a highly stable crystal oscillator. View full abstract»

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  • The McGraw-Hill guide to effective business reports

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):398 - 399
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  • The technology of text: Principles for structuring, designing, and displaying text

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 399
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  • Book alert

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 399
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c4
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