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IEE Proceedings E - Computers and Digital Techniques

Issue 1 • Date January 1986

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  • The computing industry and the relevance of the IEE

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1 - 7
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    The author describes IEE activities relevant to the computing industry, particularly those of the Computing and Control Division, and looks at ways in which some of these might be extended to show benefit to both IEE members and the computing industry in general. Of specific significance are the recent activities in the area of standards and guidelines, where the Division has now five working part... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Review. Semiconductor memories

    Publication Year: 1986
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    The paper reviews the evolution of semiconductor memories from the early 1960s to the present day. It includes descriptions and comparisons of the principal types of memory presently available, followed by a survey of the main semiconductor technologies used in the fabrication of VLSI memories. Typical cell designs are first presented, starting with basic electrical designs and proceeding to show ... View full abstract»

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  • Elimination algorithm: a method for fault diagnosis in combinational circuits based on an effect-cause analysis

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):31 - 44
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    In the paper we develop an approach to fault diagnosis in combinational circuits yielding a new method based on an effect-cause analysis. In our method the circuit under test N* is studied by using a description of its behaviour called the operation map. Depending on the set of tests applied, this description may allow the fault in N* to be detected before, and independently of, being located. The... View full abstract»

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  • Partitioned array for stable matrix triangularisation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):45 - 53
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    The paper presents a new iterative array, which performs the triangularisation of a dense matrix, using the Givens rotation algorithm. Two slightly different arrays are presented: the first performs the factorisation of a single matrix; the second performs the recursive triangularisation. Partitioning of the first structure is also considered, in order to cope with matrices larger than the array. ... View full abstract»

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  • Synchronisation process for the variable-length T-codes

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):54 - 64
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    A procedure for determining synchronisation status for a T-code decoder is developed from material presented in an earlier work. A general form for a probability-transition matrix description of the T-code synchronisation process is deduced leading to a proof in which the T-codes are shown to be statistically synchronisable. By evaluating the transition probabilities for an elementary example, num... View full abstract»

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  • Design methodology for stoppable clock systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):65 - 72
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    Many approaches have been developed for designing large, highly parallel computer systems. Classical synchronous approaches are susceptible to synchronisation problems at the clock pulse level. Newer asynchronous approaches, on the other hand, avoid such problems but are expensive to implement. This paper proposes a compromise approach that builds on the well developed synchronous system design te... View full abstract»

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