Volume 34 Issue 5 • May 1997

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 6
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  • Winning With Wintel Business Strategies

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 12
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):14 - 72E4
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 16T4
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16T8 - 72T4
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 17
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    When they were first introduced in automobiles in the late 1980s, who would have thought that air bags would take lives as well as save them? But the explosive force with which air bags are deployed has caused the deaths of about 38 infants and children, and 23 small or elderly adults, reported the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) last February. View full abstract»

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  • Fatal error number 27 [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 18
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  • The battle for the desktop [network computers]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 28
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    This article describes how, with a new type of machine called the network computer, or NC, a group of upstarts wants to muscle in on the personal computer's turf. The author examines whether this type of computer, designed from the outset to work on a network, can topple the PC's dominance of the workplace and details how the masterminds behind the PC are fighting back-with the even newer NetPC. View full abstract»

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  • The residential gateway

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):29 - 31
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    Burgeoning competition in telecommunications is multiplying the number of communications paths into the home-but a standard multinetwork connection could sort them out. Services going into the residence may enter over copper wires, hybrid fiber coax, RF transmission, fiber to the curb, or, most importantly, by any combination of these sources and structures. To have a successful market, residentia... View full abstract»

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  • Power electronics' polluting effects

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 39
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    In use far and wide for improved delivery and control of the electricity supply, power electronics systems are both the cause and remedy of the power system harmonic pollution problem. Here, the authors describe how an insidious side-effect of any solution involving power electronics converters is their generation of high-frequency pollution-namely, conducted and radiated noise in the 100 kHz to 1... View full abstract»

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  • The flowering of flat displays

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):40 - 49
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    The author describes how new and improved display technologies are giving electronics a fresh look. Active-matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with improved image quality and larger viewing angles are on the verge of replacing CRTs, while reflective displays (with very low power consumption) and cholesteric displays (which need no power to retain an image) are making new portable products possib... View full abstract»

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  • Wavelet applications in medicine

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 56
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    The author describes how, because of their compatibility with nonstationary random processes, wavelet transforms are particularly powerful when it comes to analyzing biomedical signals. In this paper, he presents a brief survey of the field which makes this fact clear. Applications discussed include detecting coronary artery disease, and heart sounds related to turbulent blood flow analysis. View full abstract»

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  • The practical engineer

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 59
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  • Negotiating a Web site agreement

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):60 - 66
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    There is much to ponder when a company decides to turn over the design and maintenance of its Web site to a service provider. The practicalities of building and operating a Web site involve far more than nuts-and-bolts engineering. Also pertinent are many performance, intellectual property, and even liability issues that could prove to be a thorny (and expensive) thicket to an unwary company. Many... View full abstract»

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  • A rational approach to testing MPEG-2

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):67 - 72
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    Any complex electronic communication system presents a variety of challenges during design, installation, and operation. In MPEG-2 systems, problems usually show up in two areas: testing and interoperability. Test procedures put together without adequate understanding of the hierarchical nature of the MPEG-2 transport stream may allot too much time to the scrutiny of less important parameters, whi... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):73 - 76
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 85
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 90
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