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Issue 3 • Date Aug/Sep 1995

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  • Parallel computing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):17 - 20
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    The author begins by discussing some basic terms and concepts used in parallel computing, and goes on to consider parallel software engineering principles and their implementation. The author concludes with a discussion of transputers and their future View full abstract»

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  • Automatic PCB inspection systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (1)
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    There are more than 50 process steps required to fabricate a printed circuit board (PCB). To ensure quality, human operators simply inspect the work visually against prescribed standards. The decisions made by this labor intensive, and therefore costly, procedure often also involve subjective judgements. Automatic inspection systems remove the subjective aspects and provide fast, quantitative dime... View full abstract»

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  • RISC versus CISC

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):13 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The author carries out a comparison of CISC (complex instruction set computing) and RISC (reduced instruction set computing). The author discusses what RISC is and its shortcomings. The evolution of CISC and RISC microprocessors is then discussed and prospects for the future are examined View full abstract»

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  • The technical presentation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 41
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    The author has briefly touched upon the essence of the technical presentation-planning, attitude, and execution. The value of the script in planning, the positive outlook in attitude, and the elements of poise, confidence, and dignity in execution are illustrated View full abstract»

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  • The boundary scan

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):11 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Miniaturization trends in integrated circuit (IC) technology have caused many testing problems. As bigger packaged ICs with higher pin counts are more densely packed onto a printed circuit board (PCB), accessing an IC's pins is harder. No longer are the pins mechanically accessible to probes or a bed-of-nails fixture. Therefore, determining which IC or interconnect is faulty is difficult or imposs... View full abstract»

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  • Perspectives from the “wilds” of Africa

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):42 - 46
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    The author describes the journey from Egypt to South Africa by road, and his observations of the cultural and environmental influences. The stops in Egypt were mostly associated with temples and constructions of the ancient Egyptians. The two most impressive engineering feats, deserving at least a mention, were the saving of the Philae and Abu Simbel temples. Both would have been lost to the risin... View full abstract»

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