Volume 26 Issue 10 • Oct. 1989

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  • Chasing Japan in the HDTV race

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):26 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (12)
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    The status of high-definition television (HDTV) in Japan, Europe, and the US is examined. Japan has begun experimental broadcasts, and Europe plans experimental HDTV broadcasts in 1991, while the US is mired in disputes over just how important HDTV might be to its deteriorating consumer electronics industry. Delays in selecting a terrestrial broadcasting transmission standard for the US suggest 19... View full abstract»

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  • HDTV displays in Japan: projection-CRT systems on top

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):31 - 33
    Cited by:  Patents (13)
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    The status of high-definition television (HDTV) displays for industry and the home in Japan is discussed. Key requirements for HDTV displays are examined. Improvements in projection cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), presently the sole display candidate for home HDTV displays in Japan, are described.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Digital audio tape for data storage

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):34 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (15)
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    The characteristics of digital audio tape (DAT) that make it the medium of choice for back-up memory, namely, gigabit capacity, high data density, and high data reliability, are described by the author. These properties make DAT useful for software distribution, data interchange, and file retrieval. The development of DAT, a spin-off from high-fidelity recording, is examined. Avoiding, preventing,... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors circa 2000

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):43 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (27)
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    The authors examine the trends that they believe will lead to microprocessors with a projected 50 million transistors on a die measuring 1 in/sup 2/ which could incorporate multiple processors with an aggregate performance of over 2000 million instructions per second (MIPS). They propose a new law of computing and semiconductors: 'every concept proved useful in mainframe or minicomputers has migra... View full abstract»

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  • Networking the intelligent home

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):48 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (20)
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    The proposed Electronic Industry Association standard for control of home appliances, the Consumer Electronic Bus (CEBus), is described. CEBus can be retrofitted into existing homes, will be usable with any electronic product, and will have distributed intelligence in each piece of equipment. It will provide control of all home electronics, from burglar alarms to washing machines.<<ETX>&g... View full abstract»

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  • The US nuclear industry: a changing complexion

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):50 - 51
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    The direction and character of the nuclear power industry more than a decade after its course was profoundly altered by the Arab oil embargo and the accident at Three Mile Island are described. Nuclear utilities are finding that the extremely competitive environment in the operation and maintenance of plants has led to cut-rate prices and a host of new services. Still, the prospect of committing t... View full abstract»

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