Volume 31 Issue 2 • Feb. 1994

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  • Vital signs of identity [biometrics]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):22 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (85)  |  Patents (15)
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    Biometrics is emerging as the most foolproof method of automated personal identification in demand in an ever more automated world. Biometric systems are automated methods of verifying or recognizing the identity of a living person on the basis of some physiological characteristic, like a fingerprint or iris pattern, or some aspect of behavior, like handwriting or keystroke patterns. This paper de... View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear fusion advances

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):31 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The last decade has seen advances in the shaping and confinement of plasmas, and in approaches to noninductive current drive. Here, the author presents an overview of nuclear fusion advances between 1983-93 examining: fusion milestones; plasma shaping; bootstrap current; tokamaks; noninductive heating; current drives; ITER; and impurities control.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Memory in the fast lane

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):38 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (9)
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    The author describes how the demand for higher-bandwidth memories in systems from multiprocessing to multimedia has designers pulling out all the stops. Topics discussed include: cache hierarchy; rapider RAM; wider data; application specific DRAMs; synchronous memories; and SRAM caches.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • ATM knits voice, data on any net

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (5)
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    The hottest topic in the communications industry is asynchronous transfer mode, or ATM. After hiding out for several years in standards committees around the world, the technology is grabbing headlines in every periodical in the field; the reason is that ATM is the first technology to merge voice and data communications into a common format that is equally and equitably inefficient for both. Here,... View full abstract»

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  • Marcian E. Hoff Jr

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):46 - 49
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    The author presents a profile of Marcian E.(Ted) Hoff, the architect of the first commercial microprocessor and the single chip coder/decoder (codec). Hoff has turned a lifelong interest in collecting electronic components into a career as high-tech detective, helping patent attorneys defend their cases. In his crowded home workshop, Hoff has over 15,000 ICs inventoried and filed, along with vario... View full abstract»

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