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Issue 11 • Date 7 Dec. 1989

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  • Logic synthesis-a faster route to silicon

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):427 - 430
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (309 KB)

    Logic designers are making increasing use of hardware-description languages (HDLs), special-purpose languages designed to support the design of digital hardware. Examples include Ella, Helix, Verilog and VHDL. In general, use of an HDL allows a designer to evaluate a number of different hardware architectures before becoming committed to the details of a design. To achieve fast, efficient gate-lev... View full abstract»

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  • Sting Ray-a sound-seeking missile

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):419 - 423
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (447 KB)

    The author describes the Sting Ray torpedo. The environments to which it is subjected and how they have influenced design, particularly of the casing, are discussed. The propulsion system is a magnesium-silver chloride battery with a seawater electrolyte driving an electric motor. The acoustic detection and tracking system and the homing and guidance system are also described. The warhead is of th... View full abstract»

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  • Plumbing the depths-telemetry and telecontrol in offshore oil installations

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):415 - 417
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (241 KB)

    The offshore oil and natural gas development to be found in the Arabian Sea, about 200 km west of Bombay is operated by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission of the Government of India. The communications between platforms and the control centre need to be sophisticated, accurate over long distances, multi-level and robust. The author discusses the telemetry and telecontrol systems for this complex. In... View full abstract»

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  • Personal computers and the one-man band

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):407 - 410
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    A consultant these days needs a computer, if only to impress the clients. Unfortunately, selecting and using a computer can be more complicated than many of the problems that can be solved with it. The author discusses his own experience in selecting a suitable computer as well as peripherals such as printers. The need for analytical skills and future trends in working methods and the need for com... View full abstract»

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