By Topic

IEEE Spectrum

Issue 6 • June 1994

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 9 of 9
  • From here to ATM

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):20 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (666 KB)

    While not optimum for any one type of traffic, asynchronous transfer mode is clearly the best compromise between the conflicting needs of data, voice, and video. The most interesting question is not whether ATM will take over the data communications highway, but how it will be phased in. The author describes how anticipating how wide- and local-area networks will shift into asynchronous transfer m... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Testing ATM systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):25 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (436 KB)

    Asynchronous transfer mode systems are noteworthy for their ability to transport different types of data over a variety of media and to do so at high speed. Their speed and flexibility, however, make ATM systems hard to test. The author describes how the high bandwidth and unusual flexibility that make the asynchronous transfer mode so attractive also raise barriers to testing it.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Hybridizing the local loop

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):28 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (781 KB)

    The recent collapse of two widely publicized merger proposals-of Bell Atlantic with Tele-Communications International and Southwestern Bell with Cox Broadcasting-has shaken some industry pundits, who are now wondering if communications convergence is on hold, if not dead. Whether or not phone and cable TV companies merge, the technologies they use to deliver their services to the home will do so. ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Measure the steps to success [concurrent engineering]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):33 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (896 KB)

    Checking progress against interim goals, event-based concurrent engineering saves time and money and improves product quality. Hughes Aircraft developed an event-based method of efficient, high-quality concurrent engineering for use in such team efforts as spacecraft development, night vision system design, and emergency disaster relief.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • George H. Heilmeier

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):56 - 59
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (619 KB)

    The head of one of the foremost research organisations in the United States-Bell Communications Research Inc.-is guided by the traditional values he learned as a boy. The author describes how these values have guided George Heilmeier through four distinguished careers on the frontier of high-technology development.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Design reviews at a distance

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):39 - 40
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (295 KB)

    Using a combination of design for manufacture and conferencing software, even scattered development teams can check designs efficiently in real time. The system uses a low bandwidth communication network. The author briefly describes the system and its operation.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Tools interact in design analyses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):41 - 43
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (489 KB)

    When design data is shared by several applications, any changes are simultaneously reflected in electrical, thermal, and other simulations. Design experts developed a system that concurrently analyzes physical effects of complex designs. It employs an integrated, interactive tool set that manages interdependent functions, thereby raising productivity and product quality to new heights. The authors... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Adopting a policy of reuse

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):44 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (662 KB)

    In many firms' experience, reusing elements of proven systems designs and software is best done through a companywide program. Reuse means savings in design, testing, manufacturing and support. The author gives the basic information a company needs to get started. The author discusses the context for reuse, planning and strategy involved in a reuse program.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Smart networks for control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (61)  |  Patents (31)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (934 KB)

    Control networks move small packets of data to a large set of nodes, so as to integrate and automate everything from home appliances to entire factories. This is due to the use of embedded microprocessors. The author discusses the control net architecture, network topology and the fast response of the network.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

IEEE Spectrum Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE, explores the development, applications and implications of new technologies.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Susan Hassler
IEEE Spectrum Magazine