Volume 32 Issue 5 • May 1995

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  • Choosing the right software for data acquisition

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    The subject of this report is any software that interfaces either with plug-in data acquisition (DAQ) boards or with external DAQ boxes. Embedded in it is the binary code needed to configure the registers of the box or board for analog, digital, and timing input/output. The software controls the gain per channel, sampling rate, sampling order, digital levels, and counter and timer control. It also... View full abstract»

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  • The uphill struggle: no rose garden for women in engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 50
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    To elucidate the factors that keep women from pursuing engineering careers, IEEE Spectrum brought together eight successful women for a round table discussion. The women engineers agreed that the profession is technically rewarding, but that gender bias, isolation, and lack of support from family, friends, and superiors keep women away. The discussion centred on discouraging factors, the engineer'... View full abstract»

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  • The search for better batteries

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):51 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (13)
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    To handle small, power-hungry electronic systems, manufacturers of rechargeable batteries are exploring at least five technologies: nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, lithium-ion, lithium-solid polymer electrolyte, and zinc-air. The author describes the features of each of these technologies pointing out their advantages and problems.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Sleuthing out gravitational waves

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):57 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The sensing or reception of gravitational waves may deepen the understanding of the dynamics of violent events such as supernovae, exploding black holes, and the interactions between black holes and neutron stars. Because gravitation is 40 orders of magnitude weaker than the Coulomb force, the detection of gravitational waves is a huge challenge to instrument builders. The author describes the pio... View full abstract»

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  • US display industry on the edge

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):62 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    When an entire system can be built on the periphery of a flat-panel display, a nation's ability to manufacture those displays becomes vital to the survival of its industries. The author discusses the state of the market for this technology and emphasises the US's position in relation to the rest of the world, in particular, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Europe. The problems facing the flat panel displ... View full abstract»

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