Volume 33 Issue 1 • January 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Three Takes on the Digital Age,Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 116T2
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 118E4
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  • Have laptop, will travel [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 21
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  • Speakout, Dismantling the U.S. Technology Infrastructure

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):22 - 24
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  • Technology 1996

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):27 - 29
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    What a time this is for electrotechnology! As the sector’s stocks climbed to new heights last year, systems and scientific disciplines that were once independent found a need to communicate. The vision of a world in which information flows unchecked among a diversity of systems has caught everyone’s imagination. View full abstract»

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  • Communications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):30 - 41
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    The author gives an overview of the latest developments in communications. The main features being: Internet access over TV cables; TV signals transmitted over power and phone lines; cheap phone like service over the Internet; and wireless networks including the Internet. Multimedia media, ISDN, virtual LANs, next generation Internet protocol, wireless telephony, and network security are discussed... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: Network Security - Elusive, Essential

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • Viewpoint: Staying Ahead of the Elephants

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):36 - 37
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  • Computers [trends/developments]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 45
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    The author gives an overview of the latest trends and developments in computing. In particular the author discusses the prominence of Windows, the challenge by Windows NT on Unix, the replacement of traditional workstations with personal workstations, new flat-panel display technologies to challenge the established ones for future applications, and new storage system technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: Windows Everywhere?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):44 - 45
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  • Consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 50
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    Telecom companies, cable TV providers, computer makers, and even electric utilities have diversified to offer everything from digital camcorders down to compression chip-sets. In fact, well into the next few years the consumer market will be rocked by wave upon wave of products and services with the magic words multimedia and connectivity attached to them. Manufacturers are pushing around huge sum... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: The Digital Revolution is Complete

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 49
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  • Solid state [Trends/developments]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):51 - 55
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    As linewidths and other lithographic features of ICs shrink, and the number of transistors on a chip mushrooms, functions galore are being combined on a single die. The ultimate result of this trend will be the system-on-a-chip, in which all circuitry-for a computer, a cellular phone, a microelectromechanical actuator, or a solid-state camera-will be housed within a couple of square centimeters of... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: How Clean is 'Clean Enough'?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 53
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  • Software applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):56 - 59
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    By all accounts, 1995 saw not only growth in electronic design automation (EDA) but also its continued consolidation. Accel acquired the P-CAD business from an IBM subsidiary, Altium; OrCAD purchased Massteck; Mentor Graphics acquired Microtec Research; and Integrated Silicon Systems merged with Arcsys. In 1996, "CAE (computer-aided engineering) software will Continue its merger trend-applications... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: Methodology, Not Tools, is the Key to Winning the Design Race

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 58
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  • Software engineering

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 64
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    Software engineering has become both more and less simple since 1993 and 1994, when many questions were posed. Unfortunately, the answers that emerged in 1995 were less satisfying than many people had hoped they would be. The field is now simpler because, among other reasons, the purchasing clout of 70 million Windows users has made Microsoft's proprietary application program interfaces (APIs) a s... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: Improving Software Quality Requires a 'Check Early, Check Often' Approach

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 63
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  • Tests and measurement

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):65 - 69
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    Fuelled by worldwide semiconductor sales, the test and measurement industry in 1995 enjoyed a year like few others in living memory. This paper presents an overview of test and measurement technologies and highlights: industry searches for the best testability strategy; methods to probe dense integrated circuit boards and wafers; standard approval for a system-level test bus; and how the equipment... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint: Dealing With Yield Losses in Iddq Testing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):68 - 69
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  • Power and energy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):70 - 75
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    Unnaturally splendid weather in Northern Europe and Britain and a stupendous stretch of dry, sunny days in much of the United States were last summer's pointers to the year's weightiest technical development for the electric power sector: the growing confidence among atmospheric scientists in their computer models' warnings that the Earth will warm up markedly over the next century. This paper pre... View full abstract»

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