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Issue 7 • July-August 1992

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  • The hottest technology under the sun (Expo '92)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):251 - 253
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    The author gives a brief overview of Expo '92 being held in Seville, Spain. The author briefly discusses the techniques used to reduce temperatures at the site including shade, vegetation and water. In particular the author discusses the bioclimatic sphere which creates a localised cloud of water droplets. Also discussed are water walls, including the solar powered example at the British Pavilion.... View full abstract»

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  • DECT-beyond CT2

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):263 - 267
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    Within Europe there are two standards for digital cordless telephony: CT2 and DECT (Digital European Cordless Telephony). The author traces the origins of both standards and compares their features, services and facilities. The author then looks at DECT in more detail discussing the service principles, network access and protocol architecture. The author then discusses the complementary roles of C... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon that moves-towards the smart sensor

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):268 - 269
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    The author describes an electronic accelerometer based on capacitive measurement. It is based on the simple parallel-plate capacitor: one plate is fixed, while the other moves relative to it under acceleration, which causes the capacitance to change. One example of this approach is the Analog Devices ADXL-50, manufactured by surface micromachining. The ADXL 50 consists of a variable differential a... View full abstract»

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  • Occam and the art of microwave maintenance-software architecture of a transputer-based instrument

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):275 - 279
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    There are many ways in which the control software for an instrument could be realised. The approach described was developed over a number of years by the Microwave Measurements Group at Marconi Instruments, and used in its most recent product, the 6200 series Microwave Test Set (MTS). The MTS is a new type of instrument, combining the functionality of a four-input scalar network analyser, a synthe... View full abstract»

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