Volume 30 Issue 1 • Jan. 1993

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  • Technology 1993-PCs and workstations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):26 - 29
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    An overview is given of 1992s notable developments and trends. The changing business environment for computer companies, with focused competition, reduced margins, and slower growth, is noted. The battle for leadership in workstations and PCs is discussed. Growing interest in portable computers and the multimedia market is examined.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993 - Software

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Significant developments during 1992, including the end of an era of prosperity for software and computer companies, are examined. The battle for dominance among operating systems, specifically Windows, OS2, and Unix-based systems, is discussed. The growth in popularity of the function points metric, a new system of notation, activity in object-oriented programming, and integration of electronic d... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-large computers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Changes in the large computer market during 1992 are discussed. Competition for supercomputers from workstation networks is noted. New machines that debuted, despite the continuing mainframe decline, are described. Also examined are the push by massively parallel processors for larger market share, Cray's announced three-year collaboration with the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore Nati... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Significant events during 1992 are highlighted. Communication technologies began merging, with cable TV offering telephone service and telecommunication companies offering TV. Wireless personal communication systems (PCSs) got the green light when the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference designed frequency bands for future mobile communications services, with provisions for such services to ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993 - Data communications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Trends and events during 1992 are reviewed. The pace quickened for standardization activities regarding ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) switching, the prime candidate for future networks. Tied in with the ATM activities, gigabit-per-second testbeds are sprouting in data communications research facilities. Internet continued to grow, with about 10000 networks and more than a million computers now ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-solid state

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):46 - 49
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    Notable developments during 1992 are discussed. Overall conductor growth rates moved down with the general market, but individual markets varied. US sales rose 15%, European sales were flat, and Japanese sales dropped approximately 10%. Striking advances were made in high-speed devices, while the trickle of low-voltage devices seen last year turned into a torrent, driven by the notebook/palmtop co... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993 - Test and measurement

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Significant developments during 1992 are reviewed. Software-controlled, card-modular test and measuring instruments really took hold and seem likely to remain important for the rest of the 1990s. The number and variety of available instrument cards that fit into the VXIbus, plus the software to control them, reached a level of development during 1992 that enables test-system designers to assemble ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-industrial electronics

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):58 - 60
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    Notable advances during 1992 are reviewed. They include improved precision in computerized numerical control (CNC) for machine tools; easier, high-level programming for programmable logic controllers; faster and more efficient machine vision; reduced false accept and reject ratios in X-ray laminography for the examination of solder joints, particularly in surface-mounted boards; and high-wattage p... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-power and energy

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):61 - 64
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    Important development during 1992 are examined. The first steps toward widespread, institutionalized energy efficiency and the passage of comprehensive energy legislation in the US are discussed. Asian growth and its implications for the environment are addressed and major projects planned or underway are discussed. Developments in nuclear power generation are reviewed. They include the growing us... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):65 - 67
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    The adoption of a US ghost-canceling reference signal by the Advanced Television Systems Committee was one of the significant events during 1992. Other noteworthy developments were the adoption of a broad regulatory framework for introducing HDTV by the US Federal Communications Commission and the preparation worldwide for digital audio broadcasting (DAB). Home theater began to make inroads with c... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-transportation

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):68 - 71
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    Developments and events during 1992 are reviewed. The drive toward intelligent vehicle-highway systems was given an extra push by the Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act, which was signed into US law in December 1991. The demand for zero emissions has revived work on electric vehicles. In spite of high installation costs, high-speed rail projects moved ahead, and nonstop air-traff... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993 - Aerospace and military

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):72 - 75
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    Significant developments during 1992 are discussed. The winding down of the cold war continued to batter the defence industry. The Third World emerged as a nuclear threat, spurring the Pentagon to rearrange its missile defense programs to provide more advanced short and medium-range missiles to cope with conflicts like the Persian Gulf War. Lack of a monolithic enemy cast doubt on the future of th... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-medical electronics

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):76 - 79
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    Developments during 1992 are reviewed. Much progress was made in developing a variety of innovative devices that diagnose and treat health problems or aid basic biomedical research, but unprecedented delays were experienced in approving medical devices in the US. A particularly active area of medical electronics has been implantable defibrillators. Another promising area is the development of opht... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-the specialties (multimedia, magnetic storage, education)

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    Changes in multimedia, magnetic materials and technologies, and engineering education during 1992 are examined. While entertainment is the main objective of much of today's multimedia, the technology is also affecting the marketing and training disciplines, but data storage and retrieval remains a bottleneck. However, recent developments in magnetism could be revolutionary for multimedia and other... View full abstract»

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  • Technology 1993-new technology directions

    Publication Year: 1993
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    Among noteworthy developments last year, the IEEE New Technology Directions Committee (NTDC) identified seven goals for electrotechnology in communications, transportation, and energy. Some emerging technologies crucial to meeting these goals are highlighted. The NTDC is working with the New Opportunities in Standards Committee of the IEEE Standards Board on a series of documents intended to help ... View full abstract»

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