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Issue 6 • Date 23 Jun 1988

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  • Making RISC respectable-the Motorola 88000

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 237 - 240
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    The author discusses the history of microprocessor instruction sets, in particular, complex instruction set computing (CISC). He then goes on to discuss the development of reduced instruction set computing (RISC). He describes in more detail the Motorola 88000 family of RISC based chips, including register use, multiprocessor support, compilers, and performance View full abstract»

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  • SWEB power for the Scillies

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 219 - 221
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    The author discusses the linking of the Isles of Scilly to the diesel generating station on St. Mary's island. The off-islands are linked by 11 kV submarine cables. The author discusses the process of laying the cables both underwater and underground. The author then goes on to discuss the connection of the Scillies to the mainland via a 33 kV underwater link View full abstract»

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  • Muck to megawatts [landfill gas recovery]

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 243 - 245
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    The author discusses the landfill site at Little Packington near Birmingham which is used to generate more than 4 MW of electricity. The development of the site since 1973 is discussed including environmental concerns and the use of the biogas produced to generate electricity. The author then discusses the process of extracting the gas from gas arrays and its utilisation in a gas turbine driven ge... View full abstract»

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  • The 32 bit microprocessor-a recipe for computation

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 231 - 235
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    The largest microprocessors now rival early mainframe computers in computational ability, and are invading areas once considered the prerogative of mini and mainframe computers. Microprocessors with 32 bit data buses are currently the largest members of the microprocessor family and a number of different makes are now readily available. The best known are probably the Motorola MC68020, the Nationa... View full abstract»

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