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Issue 1 • Jan. 2000

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  • Transportation [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):91 - 96
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    Future prospects in the field of transportation are outlined by the author in this paper. Topics covered include intelligent transport; fleet operations; smart cars; vehicle safety; in-vehicle data; mass transit; and railways. View full abstract»

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  • Industrial electronics [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):104 - 109
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    Energy savings and higher intelligence are hallmarks of today's highly competitive world of industrial automation. While power electronics devices and systems deliver ever more watts, they also contribute to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and users are becoming aware of the need to increase their overall system reliability. Teetering on the verge of acceptance are easily programmable service ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic design automation [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):70 - 74
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    Three obstacles in particular bedevil IC designers in this dawn of the system on a chip. The first is actually a shortfall-the hardware and software components of the design lack a unifying language. Then, as the number of logic gates per chip passes the million mark, verification of a design's correctness is fast becoming more arduous than doing the design itself. And finally, not only gate count... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 2000

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):26 - 31
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  • Devices and circuits [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 69
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    In the high-profile electronics industry, a new microprocessor architecture is enough of a rarity to excite great anticipation. In the first year of the third millennium, industry watchers will have plenty to look forward to, as the first batch of high-end computers built with Intel Corp.'s new microprocessor, Itanium (formerly Merced), becomes available. This year could also mark the beginning of... View full abstract»

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  • Medical electronics [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):110 - 115
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    The mystery shrouding the interior of a patient's body lifted a little further last year. One noteworthy step was the simultaneous application of a pair of imaging techniques (not just one) to internal organs and tissues. Another was a virtual approach to endoscopy, enabling physicians to inspect organs for disease without invading the body with a catheter or other device. The most dazzling revela... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering tomorrow: today's technology experts envision the next century

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 15
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  • Technical software [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):58 - 62
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    Twenty years ago, only a handful of visionaries could have predicted that powerful software born of supercomputing would butt its way into almost every desktop PC. Few foresaw the scale of data that would be manipulated or the complexity of the tasks that would be performed by software tools costing a few hundred dollars. But now, all developers of technical software take it as given that users ma... View full abstract»

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  • The Internet [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):40 - 44
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    In developed nations around the world in 1999, the Internet entered the mainstream of consciousness. In 2000, it enters the mainstream of daily life. Improvements in speed, accessibility, and usefulness-coupled with the lowest prices ever for computers and free Internet access, or vice versa-will likely make for the most explosive growth yet. Business is expecting to make the most of that growth. ... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):51 - 56
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    Most 20th-Century consumer electronic products have evolved predictably. A new technology proved feasible, a standard was set for it, and high-priced products were rolled out and snapped up by the ever-eager early adopter. Then, as production ramped up, prices dropped and the product became a mass-market item. This happened for television, radio, and audio compact disks. But that may not be the ca... View full abstract»

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  • Aerospace and military [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):97 - 102
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    If aerospace has not met the best and brightest predictions of a half-century ago, the years ahead still promise plenty of action. As the millennium turns, China and perhaps France will soon join the United States and Russia in being able to put men and women into space aboard their own home-built transports. And the demand for satellite launch services is booming, as last year saw the first comme... View full abstract»

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  • Power and energy [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):86 - 90
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    Partly because it is the turn of the Century and the Millennium, and partly because the huge challenges facing the electric power industry cry out for bold new approaches, a number of influential organizations have formulated sweeping plans for the world's energy future. Ironically, at just the time these far-reaching roadmaps have been appearing, the US power system has been plagued by concrete, ... View full abstract»

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  • Test and measurement [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):75 - 79
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    The awareness that every electronic product, from PCs to Internet appliances, is pining for tinier and more powerful chips is whipping semiconductor development along at a frenetic pace. It is also hounding automation of design and test and IC test development, but test inevitably lags behind chip development. Devising (and performing) tests for the so-called system on a chip is a time-consuming p... View full abstract»

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  • Communications [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):33 - 38
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    The mergers and acquisitions on-going among communications companies around the world fall mostly into two categories. Some deals involve similar companies-two cellular service providers, say, seeking to plug gaps in their coverage footprints and to cut costs by reducing churn, eliminating roaming charges, and coordinating the purchase of handsets and other equipment. Others involve complementary ... View full abstract»

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  • Computing [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):45 - 50
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    The dawning of this millennium coincides with the start of a new epoch-that of Internet-distributed computing-and, as is typical with epochal changes, the entrenched are being uprooted. A new breed of device-the Internet appliance-is dethroning the PC, which has held sway over the computing industry for the last two decades. Microsoft Inc., the Redmond, Wash., software megalith whose Windows opera... View full abstract»

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  • The environment [Technology 2000 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):81 - 85
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    The author describes how research into making today's increasingly pervasive electronic products more environmentally safe is being spurred by concerns at both the global level-environmental contamination that will last for generations-and the personal level-the health of an individual View full abstract»

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