IEE Review

Issue 6 • 17 Nov 1994

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 8 of 8
  • The benefits of bonding: silicon on insulator for bipolar ICs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):263 - 266
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (280 KB)

    The use of silicon on insulator (SOI) is currently restricted to MOS integrated circuits. The author describes a research programme aimed at extending the benefits of SOI to bipolar devices. The process uses twin wafers, electrochemically bonded to produce oxide-isolated active regions of high purity and very low defect density View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Soldering on: the importance of surface-mount technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):SUPL2 - SUPL4
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (216 KB)

    One of the main forces behind device miniaturisation has been surface mount technology (SMT). SMT uses miniaturised components soldered onto the top of printed circuit boards (PCBs) rather than the more traditional through-hole soldering techniques. The author discusses the two types of soldering used in SMT, reflow soldering and wave soldering, and describes the computer controlled production lin... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • From Ismail to Rotterdam: the trans-European waterway

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):241 - 243
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (236 KB)

    The author explains how electricity provided the financial base for a civil-engineering project whose inspiration dates back to the Dark Ages. The author discusses the role of hydroelectric power, including pumped storage, in the design and operation of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. In particular the author discusses the pumping stations and water resources and water flow control View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Unnatural gas: integrated gasification in power generation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):273 - 276
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (316 KB)

    Gas-fuelled power generation has made great advances over the past decade, largely through the introduction of combined-cycle operation. Developments promise to extend these advances to other fossil fuels. The potential of combined cycle power generation would be much greater if a wider range of fuels could be burnt, e.g. solid fuels like lignite and bituminous coal or 'liquid' fuels such as refin... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Fault analysis by touch: quality control in PCB assembly

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):SUPL5 - SUPL6
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (304 KB)

    The author briefly describes the use of PCs equipped with touch sensitive screens at inspection stations for visual inspection of PCBs during manufacture. Visual product images, together with a simple dialogue, are used to provide inspectors with an instant and intuitive means of classifying and identifying fault information. Once so captured, the data may be correlated with other process informat... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Digital visions: where the superhighway will lead

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):245 - 249
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (432 KB)

    The author looks forward to the world of interactivity made possible entirely by digital communications, storage and compression. Digital technology has also expanded the capacity of communications networks, supporting an enormous rate of growth in traffic. Compression has immediate transmission cost benefits for satellite broadcasters, since an analogue PAL transponder covering Europe, say, may c... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Getting IT right: simulation of computer systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):255 - 258
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (368 KB)

    Difficulties in the successful introduction of computer systems have reached crisis proportions. Many solutions have been proposed to deal with the problems, but as fast as these are developed, generations of IT posing new problems for the system designer. In addition, many of these methods fail to address behavioural and performance aspects of computer systems. An obvious approach is to use compu... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Where the grass is greener: the other side of defence

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):251 - 254
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (364 KB)

    Defence spending in the developed world is now scrutinised more carefully than during the Cold War; at the same time, defence engineers are waking up to the fact that the commercial sector has overtaken them in many fields. Changes in the world order, coupled with rapid developments in technology have encouraged many governments to examine the relationship between defence research and civil applic... View full abstract»

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

Aims & Scope

Published from 1988-2006, IEE Review was the IEE's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice. The coverage was wide and aimed at professionals in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of communications, control and automation, electronics, management, IT, manufacturing and power.

Full Aims & Scope