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Issue 2 • May 1981

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Society

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c2
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  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Education Best Paper Award for 1979-1980

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 105
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  • Foreword - Special issue on microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):106 - 107
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  • A Program of Blending Hardware/Software on Microprocessors in Education

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):108 - 112
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    This paper describes some philosophical points of view on microprocessors/microcomputers in education and our experience of implementing the basic idea While believing in a balanced software/ hardware curriculum, it is felt that in training high-level language programming, there is little difference between that for micro-and minicomputer. The conventional computer science program on software engi... View full abstract»

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  • A Bit-Sliced Computer Design Laboratnry

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):113 - 119
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    A laboratory course in computer organization and design based on the use of bit-sliced microprocessor parts is described. Course objectives are given and the course content is presented. The special laboratory facility developed for the course, which is a microcomputer-based system, is described. Experience in operating the course over the first year is discussed, and plans for the future are outl... View full abstract»

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  • A Bit-Slice Microprocessor System for Teaching Microprogramming

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):119 - 122
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    This paper describes a microprocessor development system, which was designed for demonstrating the use of bit-slice microprocessors, for teaching microprogramming and for simulating other small microprocessors. The system contains two 2901 bit-slice microprocessors together with the necessary control and sequencing logic, a 256 × 56 bit microprogram control memory, a macromemory with associated a... View full abstract»

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  • An MOS/LSI Course as an Integral Part of Microprocessor Education

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):123 - 125
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    Even though microprocessor use can be taught without reference to any of the electronics inherent in its operation, that approach leaves much to be desired, especially from the viewpoint of the electrical engineer. A course is described which addresses this short-coming and illustrates how the details of the internal circuits and the system design may be presented in a coherent manner thus appeali... View full abstract»

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  • MIDAS: A Microprocessor Display and Animation System

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):126 - 133
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    An interactive graphics program has been developed to simulate and animate the operation of a typical microcomputer system. MIDAS, a microprocessor interpreter display and animation system, allows the user full control over the simulation and the display and provides several auxiliary functions that enhance its capabilities as an instructional tool. The illustration of the activity of the computer... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing with Microprocessor Education

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):133 - 136
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    A program entitled Professional Specialization in Microprocessors has been developed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, to update technical oriented personnel in this ever expanding field. The program consists of four, laboratory oriented, courses dealing with topics from microprocessor hardware and software through input/output and interfacing to applications in industry and t... View full abstract»

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  • An Industrial Microcomputer Education Program

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):136 - 141
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    The Western Electric Company's Corporate Education Center offers a program in microcomputer education for graduate engineer employees of the company. The courses which are typically two weeks in length, cover the range from courses for engineers with no computer experience to courses for engineers who will be designing equipment incorporating microprocessors. Included is a description of the overa... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate Computer Science and Engineering Education for the U.S. Army at the Air Force Institute of Technology

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):142 - 146
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    This paper describes a join Army/ Air Force professional educational program in computer systems. Included is the motivation for educating military officers in the field of computer science and engineering and a description of a six-month graduate level program for Army officers at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The purpose of the educational program is to develop Army officers who are kno... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors in Preengineering

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):146 - 149
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    The use of microcomputer systems for an elective sequence in our preengineering program at a liberal arts college was motivated by student requests for assembly language programming and for computer courses oriented more toward the sciences. We describe a very modestly priced system and two courses which are based on the Intel 8080A. View full abstract»

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  • A Microcomputer Laboratory and Its Courses

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):149 - 154
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    A new microcomputer laboratory within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson College is described. The laboratory, while not changing the conceptual goals of the existing courses, has had a positive impact on these courses, particularly the introductory ones. The laboratory has made possible two new courses: a microcomputer course for all engineering and science students... View full abstract»

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  • Buying Time with Talent: The Microprocessor in the Liberal Arts College

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):155 - 159
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    At Yale University the constraints imposed by an institutional requirement for breadth and variety in undergraduate education together with requirements for depth and substance in the engineering curricula cofmbine to create somewhat difficult structuring problems in the design of courses. A two term sequence in digital electronics and computer design is described which takes advantage of the unus... View full abstract»

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  • Microcomputer Education in India

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):160 - 162
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    After discussing various aspects of microcomputer education, the author suggests two courses on microcomputers: 1) an introductory course at the third year, second semester level, and 2) a Microprocessor System Design course at the fourth year, first or second semester level (Institute elective) of the five-year B.Tech. degree program at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. The author emphas... View full abstract»

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  • A Microprocessor Integrated Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):162 - 165
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    This note describes the response of an education system (the Istituto di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni of the Politecnico di Torino) to the advent of the microprocessor. A long-term project to fulfill new requirements is described. This project is comprised of teaching methodologies, a research and educational laboratory, and a set of asociated activities that are extensively described in the no... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor Laboratory Procedure to Introduce Digital Filtering

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):165 - 168
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    This note outlines the experimental procedure for four laboratory sessions which introduce digital filtering. The filters are introduced using a comparison with analog computer equivalents. This approach assists the student and provides digital filter structures with considerable functional advantages. The laboratory equipment includes a 16-bit PACE microprocessor development system with analog in... View full abstract»

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  • An Undergraduate Laboratory for Digital Control and Signal Processing

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):168 - 173
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    This note describes the facilities and capabilities of a laboratory to support an integrated senior-level theory course in digital control and signal processing or a stand-alone course generally supportive of the modern electrical engineering curriculum. Central to the concept is an easily assembled, economical, portable general-purpose digital controller based on any of the popular 8-bit micropro... View full abstract»

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  • Accommodations for the Microprocessor

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):173 - 176
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    Expansion within electrical engineering, due largely to the development of the microprocessor and its applications, is a major source of challenge confronting the electrical engineering educationalist. In the following, observations on selectivity and the adoption of a theme in undergraduate programs are discussed. Developments in laboratory equipment and associated laboratory-based tuition in dig... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors: Problems of Getting Started

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):176 - 177
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    Microprocessors, being new, require courage and determination to investigate. A methodical approach to the study of microprocessors is essential. To understand microprocessors it is necessary to familiarize oneself with digital techniques. Then one can start to read some simple literature on microprocessors. Magazines should also be consulted; and to crown one's effort, one needs a microprocessor ... View full abstract»

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  • An Introductory Microprocessor Course

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):178 - 179
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    This short note describes a unique approach to the introduction of microprocessors to undergraduates. The course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of electronics or computers, and is thus best suited to the first year class in all engineering and related disciplines. The course is very general in its discussion of microprocessors. A corresponding laboratory using a Z-80 evaluator... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Microprocessors to Exceptional Students

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):180 - 181
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    Recognizing the industry demand for students who are knowledgeable about microprocessors on the one hand and student curiosity about the topic on the other, the author was caught between a saturated curriculum and a total lack of financial support. With a number of enthusiastic students and some privately owned equipment, a club was started to give students an opportunity to work with the availabl... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Paced and Error-Free Code Microprocessor Courses

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):181 - 183
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    This short note describes two courses that dealt with microprocessors in an electrical engineering curriculum. The first course, taught at the junior level at Notre Dame, was in logic design. Training students in error-free microprocessor realization of logic circuits was a major course objective. The course was unique in that the first half was that of a "standard" logic curriculum, while the sec... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor-Just Another Circuit Element

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):183 - 185
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    A brief analysis of the trends in computer education are given, followed by one philosophy of microcomputer usage in the laboratory. This philosophy is based upon the premise that design techniques for computer-based systems should be integrated throughout electrical engineering curricula, and that microcomputers provide a convenient vehicle for computer experimentation. View full abstract»

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