Volume 33 Issue 10 • Oct. 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Readers are invited to comment in this department on material previously published in IEEE Spectrum; on the policies and operations of the IEEE; and on technical, economic, or social matters of interest to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. Short, concise letters are preferred. The Editor reserves the right to limit debate on controversial issues. View full abstract»

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  • Applied Fuzziness [books]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 14
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 64T8
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16 - 64E8
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16T1 - 16T2
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 17
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  • Launcher without a country [marine satellite launch platform]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18 - 25
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    The author describes how an international team of marine and rocket engineers is combining advanced oil platform technology with a Cold War rocket system into a novel means of launching satellites at sea. The objective is to heave telecommunications satellites from the equator, the best launch latitude on the planet, into geostationary orbit, the most marketable territory in space. The paper detai... View full abstract»

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  • Wavelet analysis [for signal processing]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):26 - 35
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    As every engineering student knows, any signal can be portrayed as an overlay of sinusoidal waveforms of assorted frequencies. But while classical analysis copes superbly with naturally occurring sinusoidal behavior-the kind seen in speech signals-it is ill-suited to representing signals with discontinuities, such as the edges of features in images. Latterly, another powerful concept has swept app... View full abstract»

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  • Workhorses of the electronic era [microcontrollers]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):36 - 39
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    A closer look at the machines and appliances almost always reveals a microcontroller within. Controllers are embedded in cordless and portable telephones, point-of-sale retail electronic cash registers, scanners of all kinds, security systems, automobiles and gas pumps, automated tellers, computers, and compact disks and disk drives, not to mention phone-answering, fax, vending, and washing machin... View full abstract»

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  • A design language for analog circuits

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 48
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    Even though analog circuit and simulation technology came first, the computer-aided design and simulation of digital circuitry is more mature. This flourishing state of affairs can be traced in part to two digital hardware description languages, VHDL and Verilog, which have fostered interchangeable designs and interoperable design and analysis tools. The same route is worth following in the analog... View full abstract»

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  • Power windows. Building-integrated photovoltaics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):49 - 55
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    The author describes how the market for building-integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) could be enormous, and many companies are beginning to develop and commercialize specialized BIPV components and systems. Residential and commercial demand will probably be the nearest-term large-scale markets in developed countries. Homes and commercial buildings have a lot of surface area, allowing architects... View full abstract»

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  • And the winners are ... The IEEE Spectrum Quilt Block Contest

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  • Ees' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):59 - 62
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  • Affordable electromagnetics solver [software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):63 - 64
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 65
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 80
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