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Issue 4 • April 1976

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):4 - 9
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):8 - 13
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 17
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Focal points: A review of current developments

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):22 - 27
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):28 - 36
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  • Spectral lines: Engineering and emotion

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 37
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    In the previous issue, we broached the topic of scientists and engineers expressing viewpoints concerning the application of technology to systems affecting the public. We endorsed a suggestion, made by Alvin Weinberg, that a greater responsibility in debates before the public would entail a clear distinction by a scientist (or engineer) between judgments based on scientific fact and those based o... View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation I: How to evaluate microprocessor instruments: On the plus side: Flexibility, reliability, interlace standardization; but some inferior designs confuse the user

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):38 - 39
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    As a guide to the instrument user, examples of typical changes brought about by the use of microprocessors in instruments are outlined, together with important points to be considered before purchasing a microprocessor-based instrument. View full abstract»

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  • Software (and hardware) for the 'medics'

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The use of microprocessors in medical instruments centers on their power and flexibility. The ability to perform logical decisions and computations quickly and cheaply, coupled with the ability to use software programs to handle specific functions, has opened up a new era in medical instrumentation. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation III: The microprocessor takeover: On-the-spot mathematics, automatic testing, and portable calibration are yielding to microprocessor solutions

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):44 - 49
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    Samples the information on microprocessor applications including on-the-spot mathematics, automatic testing, and portable calibration. View full abstract»

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  • CAMAC: a modular standard

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Describes the basic IEEE specifications of CAMAC, acquaints practising system engineers with its basic principles and applications, and gives insight into how this standard can benefit the digital engineering community. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation V: ICs: From sensors to displays: Instrument performance is up, costs are down. It's done, not with mirrors, but with integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):58 - 62
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    From small simple digital panel meters to large sophisticated test systems, integrated circuits continue to have a vast impact on improvements in instrument performance. The driving force behind all this has been the continuous increase in IC-device volumetric efficiency-from SSI to MSI to today's LSI ICs. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation VI: What's new in test gear: The shopping list of versatile, compact, and cost-efficient instruments is an engineer's delight

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):63 - 66
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    Two trends can be seen in test and measurement instruments. The first is the movement toward instrument clusters-mini instrument systems-and away from the individual instrument of the past. These instrument systems are either hooked up together with external interface cables, or are tied together on card cages in a single package. The other trend is the development of low-cost dedicated instrument... View full abstract»

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  • Analyst to the analog world [spectrum analyser]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):68 - 72
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    Several typical applications are described after a brief introduction to spectrum analyzer operation. View full abstract»

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  • `Super' scopes

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):73 - 77
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    The continuing advancements in electronics technology have created a need for oscilloscopes that can perform many new types of measurements. Spectrum and logic analysis, sampling, digital conversion, and time-interval measurements are just a few. Oscilloscopes have therefore branched out into several distinct configurations, each designed to meet a particular group of these measurement needs. View full abstract»

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  • It's 75 for NBS

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):78 - 82
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    The US National Bureau of Standards (NBS, established in 1901) promotes compatibility, reliability and availability of electrical measurements. View full abstract»

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  • New product applications: Microprocessor development system reduces design turnaround time and cuts development costs

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):84 - 86
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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 87
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  • Applications literature

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 88
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  • Scanning the issues

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):89 - 92
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 93
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  • News from the regions

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 94
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