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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 35 Issue 6 • June 1998

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Science in the Courts [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):10 - 16
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  • Lessons from the Shuttle [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 20T8
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):17 - 20E4
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20T2 - 20T4
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 21
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  • Donald O. Pederson [electronic engineering biography]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 27
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    The paper presents a biography of the father of the SPICE program and driving force behind the development of IC simulation who will receive the 1998 IEEE medal of honor. View full abstract»

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  • Shuttle-Mir's lessons for the International Space Station

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):28 - 37
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    NASA's groundbreaking and controversial partnership in the Mir program is winding down. For more than two years, a stream of US astronauts has been sent aloft, one after the other, to join the crew aboard the Russian space station. Now the space partners and a dozen associated nations are collaborating on a yet more ambitious joint space project, the International Space Station (ISS), due later th... View full abstract»

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  • Woe is Mir

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):38 - 44
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    Mir is an aging spacecraft that has long exceeded its design life. Deciding to retire an aging vehicle, of any technology, is generally not clear-cut, even though in most cases the process might seem straightforward. In outline, the decision involves estimating future repairs, figuring the cost of alternative investments in new equipment, and weighing those two factors against available resources.... View full abstract»

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  • IC design on the World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):45 - 50
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    A design log-jam is imminent. By 2001, designers of a single application-specific IC may have over 100 million transistors at their beck and call, according to the US Semiconductor Industry Association's National Roadmap for Semiconductors. Chip designs will rarely be home grown-instead, they will be organized around elements the design team acquires from others, either from companies that special... View full abstract»

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  • Educating Ethical Engineering [roundtable]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):51 - 61
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  • The IEEE Medalists [awards]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):62 - 67
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  • Brooding on the Year 2000 [Millenium bug]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):68 - 73
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    Computers have been using abbreviated dates in calculations for 50 years; now it's time for them to learn about centuries. The paper describes the critical keys to success in tackling the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem. View full abstract»

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  • The practical engineer. Making embedded systems year 2000 compliant

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):74 - 79
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    Most embedded systems are designed to work on their own, performing only one or two tasks independently of other systems. This paper details how fixing the Millennium bug in such systems will require not only a hardware change but also changes to the embedded software. In many cases, the companies that designed the devices no longer exist. In those whose doors are still open, management's concern ... View full abstract»

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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):82 - 84
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):84T2 - 84T6
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  • Software wedge for serial data [software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):91 - 92
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 93
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):94 - 95
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 98
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