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Issue 6 • Date June 1980

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  • [Front matter]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 16
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 18
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Spectral lines: Advice on how to run a railroad

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 21
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    In December 1979, Spectrum published the article “The LIRR: a system riding troubled tracks” and solicited the advice of readers on improvements that might be made in the design or operation of the system. View full abstract»

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  • Computers/software: Words into action: I: Spoken advice can be recognized and converted to standard digital commands

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):22 - 26
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    Automatic speech recognition is entering a crucial phase. While users of the first systems are assessing the benefits and weighing them against costs, researchers are vigorously continuing to explore even more advanced systems. Development of the newer systems is not going to be easy. View full abstract»

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  • Words into action II: A task-oriented system: Harpy is an experimental, continuous-speech recognition system that exploits a low-cost minicomputer

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):26 - 28
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    Automatic recognition of continuous speech can be accomplished if the vocabulary is restricted and the sentences limited to those used for a specific task. This is amply demonstrated by Harpy, one of the first such successful experimental systems. It showed in 1976 that it could retrieve documents upon voice request. Using a low-cost minicomputer, Harpy recognizes correctly 98 percent of the words... View full abstract»

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  • Words into action III: A commercial system: Dynamic programming handles varying word lengths in this pioneer continuous-speech recognizer

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 29
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    One of the first commercial systems to recognize continuously spoken words automatically was the Nippon Electric Co.'s DP-100. With an identification capability of approximately 100 different words, the DP-100 is aimed at such applications as routing and inventory control in warehouses. Direct voice input here is cost-effective. View full abstract»

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  • Communications: LSI helps telephones go digital: Low-cost, high-density chips accelerate the digital design of switching systems, terminals, and networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Large-scale integration is leading the telecommunications industry in the United States to fully digital networks in the 1980s. Virtually all major categories of electronic circuit applications are being altered. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: Four targets of VLSI: Medical electronics, telecommunications, terminals, and scientific computers are candidates for its early application

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):34 - 36
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    When very-large-scale integration becomes a commercial reality, the chips will be used first as custom circuits in at least four application areas: medical electronics, telecommunications for the office and elsewhere, personal intelligent terminals, and scientific computers. Manufacturers in these industries have finally started to define what functions should be integrated on single monoliths. View full abstract»

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  • Aerospace: Collision avoidance in space: Proliferating payloads and space debris prompt action to prevent accidents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):37 - 41
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    Space is infinite; yet the space in Earth's orbit is finite, and collisions in space between man-launched objects have become a threat. As the number and size of orbiting space stations continue to grow, there is increasing danger that they will hit some fragment of “junk” — spent rockets, dead payloads, fragments from explosions and collisions in space, and the like. This &#x... View full abstract»

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  • Standards: Why parts ‘fit’: The role of IEC: The International Electrotechnical Commission is busier than ever on the eve of its 75th anniversary

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):42 - 44
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    A Japanese engineer designs miniature fuses guided by international standards. A chief engineer of an Australian power utility places an order in the United States for overhead-line insulators knowing that they will be compatible with his installations. A U.S. communications engineer is operating a new radio transmitter knowing that he is protected by strict safety regulations against radiation, i... View full abstract»

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  • Management: Using the learning curve as a management tool: The learning curve can help in preparing cost reduction programs, pricing forecasts, and product development goals

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):45 - 48
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    In the fierce competition that shook the semiconductor industry in the 1950s, transistor and diode prices tumbled, along with more than a few managerial heads, as company after company discovered the importance of the learning curve. What this taught basically was this: As a manufacturer gains experience in making a product, he should be able to produce it more “cleverly,” more effic... View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):52 - 53
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  • IEEE tables of contents for current and future publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):54 - 63
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):64 - 66
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):67 - 73
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  • New product applications: Digital storage oscilloscope has 10 MHz storage bandwidth and 8-b vertical resolution

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):74 - 74T
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 75
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