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IEE Review

Issue 6 • Date 21 Jun 1990

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  • Japan's success in electronics-a challenge for Europe beyond 1992

    Page(s): 223 - 227
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    Audio appeared on the Japanese export list in the 1960s and video in the 1970s; in the 1980s it was ICs, and in the 90s it is information technology, consisting of computers and communications. Each product is used as a building block for the next one. Europe is now trying to achieve a certain equilibrium in its trade with Japan and also a technological equilibrium is sought. The problems that will face Europe after 1992 are also discussed View full abstract»

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  • X Windows-the great integrator

    Page(s): 219 - 222
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    For users of technical workstations, and the PC as well, the standard approach to interaction with the machine is now a graphical user interface (GUI) based on windows, icons, menus and pointers (WIMPs). Manufacturer-dependent windowing systems are now coming to an end with the acceptance of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology's (MIT's) X Window System as an industry standard GUI. The X Window System is described by the author View full abstract»

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  • Naval intelligence-knowledge-based decision support for naval command

    Page(s): 229 - 232
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    A modern warship is fitted with a large number of sensors providing information to the command team. To help them assess this bewildering amount of information the author presents Marconi's command support tool (CST). The design of the CST uses an object-oriented approach and is written in the AI language Lisp. The author investigates the simulation and operation of the CST View full abstract»

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  • Speaking unto nations-international AM broadcasting with megawatt power

    Page(s): 237 - 240
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    Since the early days of broadcasting, the medium and long waves have been perceived as the near perfect medium for regional and national entertainment broadcasting. Although long wave is more stable it is also much more expensive. The author looks at the present trends for broadcasting including Radio Monte Carlo, one of the largest transmission networks in Europe, and the Roumoules site, a megawatt broadcast transmitter View full abstract»

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  • Hands-on education-the UK electronics CAD initiative

    Page(s): 213 - 217
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    The ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) has become a key element in the design of modern electronics-based systems. Until recently, electronics students could learn only the theory of ASIC design as there were no facilities for practical work. The author looks at the ECAD (electronics computer aided design) initiative, in particular at Huddersfield Polytechnic and Essex University, which has revolutionised the teaching of complex electronics for thousands of UK students View full abstract»

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