Volume 14 Issue 8 • Aug. 1977

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 8
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 9
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):10 - 10H
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):11 - 14
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):15 - 20
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  • EES' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 20
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Spectral lines: The IEEE as an advocate

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 23
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    When it comes to issues of impending controversy, Spectrum seems to behave as a lightning rod. This, we believe, is as it should be. One hopes that Spectrum — in its role as ombudsman for the member with respect to the Institute — can accept the lightning bolts with reasonable impunity and, where possible, direct the discharges in suitable and efficient directions. View full abstract»

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  • Graphics displays: Users are enticed by decreasing hardware costs and greater availability of software

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):24 - 33
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    The major areas of application are: management information; scientific graphics; command and control; image processing; real time generation; and electrical and mechanical design. As each area is markedly different the article deals with principles common to more than one, and gives examples of the extreme uses they have been put to. View full abstract»

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  • Logic analyzers: A variety of general and special purpose digital circuit analyzers can be used for system development and/or diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Digital-circuit hardware and software problems are finding new solutions with the development of new trouble-shooting tools, such as logic and microprocessor analyzers — the result of the increasing use and complexity of digital integrated circuits (ICs). When Spectrum surveyed the logic analyzer field in 1974 (see “The state of logic analyzers,” Dec. 1974), there ... View full abstract»

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  • Power semiconductors: Looking ahead: Consumer applications will grow for moderate-current devices while large-diameter wafers await packaging innovations

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):40 - 46
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    The article underlines the role of Czochralski material in the manufacture and continues to suggest that the need for a more efficient packaging development. Comparisons are made between power transistors and thyristors together with prediction charts for power ratings and operating times. An insert is also given covering the tools and processes used in the device manufacture. View full abstract»

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  • Two-way communication for load management: The results of system tests now underway will guide utilities in performance, cost, and legal aspects

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):47 - 51
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    The article examines three power line carrier (PLC) systems, systems that employ, in part, power distribution lines as a communication medium; and a telephone carrier (TC) system with the view to give load management in the USA. View full abstract»

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  • Managing the creative engineer: A probe into the characteristics of the creative engineer, the sensitive manager, and the favorable environment

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):52 - 57
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    A transcript of the conversation concerning creation engineer management between a number of top USA managers is given. Topics such as the leader, the environment, the staff, social concerns and R and D are broached. View full abstract»

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  • The IEEE as a ‘black box’ Five members — Ranging in both experience and philosophy — Face off in a discussion of where we are and ought to be

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):58 - 63
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    On April 22, during ELECTRO'77 in New York City, Spectrum gathered five IEEE members together for the purpose of airing conflicting views on the state of the Institute. Chosen for this informed colloquium were EEs with no political ax to grind — that is, none had evinced any intention to run for IEEE office and so had no constituency to whom he or she might be beholden. On the other hand, each had... View full abstract»

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  • Wescon '77: Golden gate beckons

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 64
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    The 26th annual Western Electronic Show and Convention (WESCON) will be held in San Francisco, Calif., September 19–21, 1977. A projected audience of over 30 000 attendees will be able to view the wares of some 400 exhibitors in 680 exhibit booths — the largest exhibit for WESCON in San Francisco since 1969. Exhibits will be set up at Brooks Hall and the adjacent San Francisco Civic Auditorium, in... View full abstract»

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  • Scanning the sessions

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):64 - 66
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):67 - 68
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):69 - 75
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • New product applications: Mailgram terminal stores frequently used texts and address lists

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):78 - 82H
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 83
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  • News from region 1

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):84 - 85
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