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Issue 9 • Date 4 Oct. 1990

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  • Whatever happened to ISDN?

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):357 - 360
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    The integrated services digital network (ISDN) standard was defined in 1972 yet the progress towards its implementation has been very slow and very little is yet on offer to the consumer. The author looks at the vision where the concept of ISDN transforms the telephone network into a transport mechanism for all communications needs. Services offered by ISDN are discussed as are implementation and ... View full abstract»

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  • Australia's electricity beyond 2020

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):347 - 351
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    The author looks at the years beyond 2020, into the probable demand for electricity in Australia, the options that will be available and the environmental and resource constraints likely to affect decisions. Present and future sources of power are discussed and transmission and distribution networks considered.<> View full abstract»

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  • Bright Sparc [RISC-based microprocessor]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):331 - 335
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    The Sun 4/200 workstation, launched in 1987, is powered by a new processor design developed by Sun and called the Sparc (scalable processor architecture). In Sparc the architecture is logically organised as three distinct units: an integer unit, a floating-point unit and an optional, implementation-defined coprocessor. Sparc is an example of a RISC (reduced instruction set computer) and the emphas... View full abstract»

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