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Issue 4 • Date Nov 1992

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  • A programmable logic array suitable for use in digital system design laboratories

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):338 - 350
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A specially designed programmable logic array (PLA) suitable for use in digital system design laboratories for undergraduates is presented. Rewriting the PLA is done just by transferring the new codes; no explicit erasing process is required. The number of product terms allowed implementation on the PLA is unlimited. The computation speed of the PLA is less than 100 ns. The PLA can communicate wit... View full abstract»

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  • On the relationship of number of students to academic level

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):294 - 295
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Increasing the number of students admitted generally involves a lowering of academic standards. This can be offset by splitting classes so that there are fewer students in the classroom. Quantitative data indicating a significant improvement in the number and percentage of graduating students are given. It is suggested that the qualitative improvement is even greater View full abstract»

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  • A VLSI design system for teaching introduction to microelectronics

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):311 - 320
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    A set of software tools currently used for teaching a course on introduction to VLSI design to graduate and undergraduate students at Osaka University (Japan), the University of Toulouse (France), and the Polytechnical University of Barcelona (Spain), is described. The system includes tools such as schematic capture, mask-level design, and mix-mode simulation. Specific tools such as logic and anal... View full abstract»

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  • Prolog simulation of computer architecture in laboratory activities

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):331 - 337
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    Implementation of a computer architecture simulator prototype written in Turbo Prolog, which is suitable for educational purposes, is described. Besides adapting to teaching needs for conventional use, the simulator design incorporates features for an easy alteration of computer architectural structures appropriate to the trainee's learning level. Thus, this simulator is not limited to a particula... View full abstract»

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  • An engineering practices course

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):286 - 293
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    A so-called capstone design course at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) that maximizes engineering practices is described. The central design project is essentially used as a vehicle for the presentation and experience of engineering practices. To the extent possible, the students are afforded a real-life industry experience. They work in teams, select and propose their systems/projects, ... View full abstract»

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  • Heaviside's operational calculus applied to electrical circuit problems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):266 - 277
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    Heaviside's operational calculus approach is compared with the one-sided Laplace transform method augmented with distribution theory analysis as applied to electrical circuit problems. It is seen that there is a high degree of commonality to these methods, but also several significant problem-solving and pedagogical advantages to Heaviside's method. In particular, the Heaviside operational calculu... View full abstract»

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  • Frequency domain identification for undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):368 - 375
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    A method to synthesize a transfer function from experimentally obtained gain and phase data is presented. The least squares technique discussed minimizes the error between the inverse transfer function and the inverse of the experimental frequency response data. The relevant formulas are derived in a straightforward manner so that undergraduate students can follow the development. The inverse form... View full abstract»

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  • Review of the maximum efficiency of transmission lines

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):307 - 310
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    The problem of maximum efficiency of power transmission lines, solved earlier by the author, is reviewed, clarified, and completed through a detailed analysis of the mathematical properties and physical characteristics involved. The results are presented in a form useful to teachers, students, and practicing engineers in electrical power View full abstract»

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  • Personal computer support for teaching analog filter analysis and design

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):351 - 361
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    A computer-aided design (CAD) program for analog filter synthesis, FILTER, which enhances the effectiveness of teaching analog filter analysis and design, is described. Initially, FILTER was developed to support related courses in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wyoming, but eventually its scope went beyond that intent. This program very effectively fills the gap betw... View full abstract»

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  • An intuitive way to teach the electromagnetic interaction in anisotropic dielectrics

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):296 - 299
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    A very simple and intuitive model that extends Lorentz's classical formalism for describing the interaction between the electromagnetic field and matter to the case of anisotropic materials is presented. The model reflects all of the important characteristics of this interaction and, in addition, provides insight into the concept of tensor, which makes it suitable for a basic electromagnetism cour... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating UAHPL-DA systems with VLSI design tools to support VLSI DA courses

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):321 - 330
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    A complete operational environment established with the help of state-of-the-art tools, to support courses in design automation (DA) of VLSI circuits, is described. It was accomplished with the integration of two systems: (1) a DA system which automatically produces VLSI layouts of digital systems modeled in Universal Hardware Programming Language (UAHPL); and (2) a set of VLSI tools, which in add... View full abstract»

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  • What makes the picture talk: AT&T and the development of sound motion picture technology

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):278 - 285
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    The development of technological system that brought sound to motion pictures in the 1920s at AT&T's Bell Laboratories and its predecessor, the Western Electric Engineering Department, is described. The telephone company had set out to perfect the national telephone network. Among the technologies developed in this effort were amplifiers, loud speaking telephones (i.e. loudspeakers), condenser... View full abstract»

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  • Baseband equivalents in digital communication system simulation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):376 - 382
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    In this tutorial the authors attempt to clarify the quantitative relationships among the three signal models, namely, the narrowband, complex envelope, and discrete-time complex sequence forms, commonly used in digital communication systems simulation and analysis. Consistent definitions are adopted in order to prevent confusion and potential resultant 3 dB error. Practical methods are derived for... View full abstract»

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  • EPLOT: a machine-independent graphics system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):362 - 367
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    EPLOT was designed as an inexpensive and interactive small graphics library to be run on workstations, stand-alone microcomputers and mainframes, or microcomputers used as graphics terminals. It started as a minor extension to the machine-independent UNIX PLOT library but now includes capabilities for menu and mouse operations, animation, and other functions required in student projects. EPLOT all... View full abstract»

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  • Tubes and slices: a new way of teaching the principles of electric and magnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):300 - 306
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    To overcome the difficulty experienced by students in visualizing electric and magnetic fields, a graphical method is proposed using a personal computer to display the field. It is argued that the natural structure of such fields is given by tubes of flux and/or slices bounded by equipotentials. These two descriptions are shown to provide upper and lower bounds for the system energy and for the eq... View full abstract»

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  • Signals and linear systems: a teaching approach based on learning styles concepts

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):383 - 386
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    The exclusive teaching of continuous-time concepts before discrete-time concepts in undergraduate signals and linear systems is advocated when circuit analysis is a prerequisite. The reasons for this approach are based on learning styles concepts of inductive/deductive organization, sequential/global understanding and sensory/intuitive perception. This approach is promoted because it: (1) supports... View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University