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Issue 3 • Date Aug 1994

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  • The look-up table for deriving the Fourier transforms of cosine-pulses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):306 - 311
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    This paper presents a new and easy method of obtaining the Fourier transforms of the nth order cosine-pulses which have uniform amplitudes. This new method focuses on deriving formulas which are recursively related to their orders, and thus making it also applicable to numerical solutions. Concerning the procedures needed to obtain the analytical solutions, this new method proves to be simpler tha... View full abstract»

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  • An improved method of scaling for real-time signal processing applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):281 - 288
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Implementing digital signal processing algorithms using fixed-point arithmetic is a difficult task, involving trade-offs to balance the efficiency and noise performance of a given realization. One of the most important components of such design is to minimize the noise generated by quantization and over flow effects. This is generally accomplished by the scaling of signals and coefficients in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Four-state model for the Schottky transistor

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):303 - 305
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Static operation of the Schottky-clamped transistor is described in terms of four simple models, cutoff, active, clamp, and reverse clamp; where the clamp model closely resembles the saturation model for an unclamped transistor. With these models one can describe details of circuits containing Schottky transistors using simple equivalent circuits View full abstract»

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  • A new graduate course on neural networks

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):277 - 280
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    A new neural network course at the graduate level is described. The course is offered at the computer engineering department but is intended for a wider audience. It is currently taken as a technical elective by master's students at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). The course's main topics are: foundations of neural computation; architectures of neural networks; learning; dy... View full abstract»

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  • Laboratory-based coursework in parallel processing using the transputer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):299 - 302
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    The design of a low cost, target transputer system is described, along with code development facilities, that allows the concepts of parallel processing to be taught in a practical manner. Outlines of eight graded exercises are also included as an indication of how the system might be used in an undergraduate laboratory View full abstract»

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  • Control teaching via low cost setups

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):269 - 270
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    In the framework of engineering laboratory education, this correspondence introduces low-cost experiments that are very convenient to illustrate the application of control techniques on true hardware setups. The paper provides the basic schemes of two automatic bridges that can be built from usual laboratory components View full abstract»

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  • An industry-sponsored professional development course: design for automotive ASICs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):312 - 318
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    Delco Electronics Corporation developed and offered a two week professional development course on integrated circuit (IC) design entitled “Design for Automotive ASICs” during the summer of 1991. It was cosponsored with the American Society for Engineering Education, with additional training and support provided by Mentor Graphics, Cascade Design Automation and Hewlett Packard Corporati... View full abstract»

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  • A simplified method for the bilinear s-z transformation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):289 - 292
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    A new technique for performing the bilinear transformation of polynomials is presented. The technique is both simple to understand as well as efficient in its computer implementation. The key to the method is the may in which the successive derivatives of a particular polynomial are computed. A simple recursion formula is used which can be done either by hand, if desired, or by computer. The order... View full abstract»

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  • Digital control of a tank system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):271 - 276
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    This paper describes the laboratory environment for experiments in digital control of a coupled tank system. The control process consists of upper and lower containers with draining orifices. As the cross section of the lower container varies with the level, the dynamic of the process changes extensively with the selected steady-state operating level. Measurements of the tank levels are available,... View full abstract»

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  • A useful and challenging take-home examination: characterization of an imaginary semiconductor sample

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):319 - 321
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    A take-home examination required students in a semiconductor device physics course to clarify their understanding of the properties of semiconductors. Students were given numerical values of measurements “made” on an imaginary semiconductor and then asked to determine the semiconductor's physical characteristics View full abstract»

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  • Designing a bi-directional logic translator

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):293 - 298
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    The design of a bi-directional logic translator requires a clear understanding of the parameters of logic design: Boolean algebra, voltage transfer, fanout, time delay, and power dissipation. Also, it requires the use of tri-state logic and latches in control lines, and it introduces several of the many logic families used in an actual digital system. This design project is suitable for a course i... View full abstract»

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  • A technique for the design of microprocessor memory systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):237 - 242
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A systematic technique for the design of the chip select logic for microprocessor memory systems is given. In this technique, a memory table must be completed that shows the logic levels on each address line required to place every device (RAM, ROM, and I/O ports) at their desired locations in memory space. The memory table helps a designer visualize the system requirements and properly design the... View full abstract»

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  • Computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):322 - 327
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    At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the computer engineering curriculum is offered by the large, research-oriented Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The curriculum features a strong foundation in electrical engineering, an appropriate balance of computer hardware and software topics, a sequence of increasingly sophisticated design experiences, and a wide variety of ... View full abstract»

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  • A digital signal processing laboratory for undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):243 - 246
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    An undergraduate level laboratory on digital signal processing (DSP) is described. The equipment used and samples of student experiments are described in detail. The lab is based on the TMS320 digital signal processor and is equipped with spectral analysis and audio signal processing capabilities. The primary purpose of the lab is to supplement a course on digital filter design and implementation.... View full abstract»

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  • Animated models for teaching aspects of computer systems organization

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):247 - 256
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    A computer simulator of a simple processor has been developed to help teach aspects of computer systems organization to first-year BSc undergraduates. The software provides an animated environment which allows the learner to explore the execution of macro- and microcode and electronic activity in computers within the framework of a pedagogical microprocessor. As programs are executed, the flows of... View full abstract»

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  • Control systems curriculum national survey

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):257 - 263
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The IEEE Control Systems Society Education Committee conducted a curriculum survey on control education in 1990-1991. Out of 224 schools contacted, 143 schools responded. The results of the survey are reported in this paper View full abstract»

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  • Some comments on steady-state and asymptotic responses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):264 - 268
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    This paper explores the concepts of steady-state, asymptotic and transient response for linear time-invariant systems. While these concepts appear in many texts in circuits and systems, very often precise definitions are not given. In the paper the linear system is assumed to be a continuous-time single-input-single-output (SISO) system, characterized by its transfer function W(s) or impulse respo... View full abstract»

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