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    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contents

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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):8 - 13
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):14 - 23
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 24
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 28
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  • Coming in Spectrum

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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: `Smart¿¿ cash cards

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):30 - 31
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    A new electronic transfer system using a processor and 4.5 Kb of nonvolatile memory on board is being jointly developed by several French companies (Cii-Honeywell Bull, Flonic-Schlumberger, and Electronique Marcel Dassault). View full abstract»

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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):32 - 34
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    This column is intended as a commentary on the current commotions in the English language, with particular emphasis on the usages of our own technical community. Because few who care about the language are neutral, it will probably be seen as a laudable effort, badly misinformed, stunningly correct, dead wrong, essential, or trivia! Comments, commendations, and condemnations will be accepted. Read... View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines: An exercise in ethics

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 35
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    An electronics manufacturing concern, whom we shall call Amptronic Inc., was anxious to announce a new electronic component that would replace a combination of several traditional components. So it commissioned its technical public relations department to invite a dozen key editors and reporters from the trade and business press to a large-scale presentation at its plant in the Midwest. View full abstract»

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  • Technology'81

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Where will all the VLSI circuits go? This. question has been raised by observers fearing too small a market for very complex, high-density chips. Yet, the question seems not to have deterred semiconductor manufacturers in the U.S. and elsewhere, who, in the past year, pressed toward universal objectives-logic chips of 100 000 to 200 000 transistors or more and million-bit memory chips. View full abstract»

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  • Computers. I. Micros and software

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Discusses advances in microcomputers that bring the semiconductor industry closer to realizing a one-chip mainframe computer. View full abstract»

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  • Computers. II. Minis and mainframes

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):42 - 44
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.38-41 (1981). Discusses design changes as a result of large-scale integration which are evident in the latest computers. View full abstract»

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  • Computers III. Small business machines: Wireless terminals, new computers, and an electronic publishing setup activate small business systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):45 - 46
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    For pt.II see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.42-4 (1981). Discusses wireless terminals, new computers and electronic publishing in relation to small business systems. View full abstract»

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  • Communications. I. Fiber optics

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):47 - 49
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    Describes a multimode intercity network along the Northeast Corridor being planned by Bell, linking Boston, New York City and Washington. The author discusses the Bell process for mass manufacturing, fiber-optic cables, and also standard measurement procedures. View full abstract»

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  • Communications. II. Integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 50
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.47-9 (1981). Discusses integrated telecommunication systems and the trend towards putting filters and codes on the same chip. View full abstract»

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  • Communications. III. Information transfer

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):51 - 52
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    For pt.II see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.50 (1981). Discusses the GTE Telenet and Tyme-Gram electronic mail services, the Intelpost facsimile message system and the ECS voice message system. View full abstract»

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  • Communications. IV. Military/aerospace

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):53 - 56
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    For pt.III see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.51-2 (1981). Discusses the Voyager 1 mission to Saturn, aeroplanes which are invisible to radar, the Space Shuttle, the Viking spacecraft on Mars, millimeter waves and lasers in radar, and electromagnetic guns. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state. I. VLSI/LSI

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):57 - 61
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    Discusses technology from US and Japanese manufacturers including NMOS, the 64 kb dynamic RAM, Japanese experimental chips and system software in ROMs. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: II. Linear ICs: Bipolar technology still leads CMOS and NMCS in linear integrated circuits, but CMOS is catching up

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):62 - 63
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.57-61 (1981). Discusses bipolar technology, CMOS and NMOS in linear integrated circuits. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state. III. Discrete devices

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):64 - 65
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    For pt.II see ibid., vol.18, no.1, p.62-3 (1981). Discusses advances in extending the performance of power MOS field effect transistors which will extend their usefulness, particularly in relation to integration with transducers. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation. I. Field service

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 66
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    Discusses instruments with a high degree of programmability for servicing complex electronic equipment, including signature and logic analysers, and field oscilloscopes. View full abstract»

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