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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine

Issue 2 • Date Mar 1995

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  • Designing ASICs with UAHPL

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):14 - 24
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Discussed the progress made in putting together a UAHPL based design automation system using software tools developed locally and in U.S. universities. The UAHPL language is used as the front-end specification medium because of its close relation to hardware implementation issues. The system is modular and technology independent so that future extensions and specific implementation issues can be a... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon technology-in the chips for the future?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):32 - 36
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    Transistors made from silicon have dominated solid-state electronics for three decades, creating a multibillion dollar industry that has revolutionized modern life. At this stage in silicon's evolution, however, some observers doubt that silicon's dominance can continue. “Limits” to the march of silicon technology are sought, and the “breakthrough” that will supplant it is ... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating micro-electromechanical systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):10 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Modelling micro-electromechanical devices with a system of algebraic and nonlinear (partial) differential equations, as opposed to ordinary differential equations, simplifies the simulation process and eliminates simulator coupling problems. In this article, we automate the modeling of mechanical parts with electronic devices using MeXeL, which translates the system of equations to Spice3-netlists... View full abstract»

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  • The virtual IC factory ... can it be achieved?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):25 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Technology computer-aided design (TCAD) is the software tool set that allows integrated circuit (IC) technologists to develop new processes and devices without having to build costly test lots. TCAD can potentially provide process engineers the same benefits that electronic circuit CAD (ECAD) has provided to circuit designers. Circuit designers can design, lay out, and test new circuits without fa... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber amps and lasers get down to earth

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 41
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    Practical optical fiber devices, particularly erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), are poised to tap the tremendous bandwidth of optical fibers in next-generation lightwave transmission systems, while enhancing network flexibility and reliability. Optical fiber amplifiers have come a long way since the first demonstration of a neodymium-doped type by Snitzer and Koester in 1964. It was not until... View full abstract»

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  • Selecting an optical spectrum analyzer

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):51 - 53
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    One of the most common measurement instruments found in a modern optics laboratory is the optical spectrum analyzer (OSA). These instruments measure the optical power spectrum of light emitted from optical sources, as well as light generated from optical interactions with matter. OSAs are based on several technologies. Each technology offers strengths, but also has limitations. Choosing the correc... View full abstract»

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