Volume 35 Issue 11 • Nov. 1998

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6 - 10
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  • Two Sides At The (cyber) Force

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 60T6
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 60E3
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16T2 - 16T4
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  • Job churn [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 17
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  • Engineering the EV future

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Continuing environmental concerns are moving electric vehicles (EV) into high gear at development facilities everywhere. The General Motors EV1 and the Ford Ranger EV are old news, the 106 Electric from PSA Peugeot-Citroen is established in France, where more than 1500 have been sold, and Toyota's Prius hybrid electric vehicle has exceeded all expectations in Japan, with plans afoot for an early i... View full abstract»

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  • The great battery search [electric vehicles]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):21 - 28
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    Batteries are the Achilles' heel of electric vehicles (EVs). Advocates of EVs frequently find themselves explaining why no electric car can drive far without refueling and as frequently promising things will get better any year now, as soon as the latest advance in batteries reaches maturity. As the search goes on for new electrochemical couples, designers try to avoid the pitfalls of the old ones... View full abstract»

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  • Nickel metal hydride: ready to serve

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):29 - 34
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    With their impressive energy performance and their outstanding power capability, Ni-MH batteries are equally suitable for use in pure and hybrid electric vehicles. This is due to the basic nickel-metal hydride technology. For one thing, hydrogen can be stored in metal-hydride alloys at very high volumetric densities, comparable to the density in liquid hydrogen, leading to the superior energy dens... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cells to the fore [electric vehicles]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):35 - 40
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    Long regarded as a far-future technology, proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel-cell systems have be more compact and may well finesse the battery problem in electric vehicles. PEM fuel cells operating at about 80/spl deg/C and employing a thin plastic sheet as their electrolyte, are easy and safe to handle in manufacturing and in later use. Unlike some other electrolytes, their solid plast... View full abstract»

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  • Charge! EVs power up for the long haul

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):41 - 47
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    By making standardized charging stations as common and as safe as gas stations, the electric-vehicle industry hopes to drive itself into transportation's mainstream. Consumer safety was of the essence. Thus, the top priority requirements of a standard EV charging system and associated "plug" were that it first and foremost be not only safe, but perceived as safe; that it be intuitive and easy for ... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid electric vehicles take to the streets

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):48 - 52
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    In this paper, the authors describe how, equipped with a gasoline engine and an electric motor, hybrid electric vehicles can now bridge the gap between vehicle range and environmental concerns. View full abstract»

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  • High-flying DSP architectures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):53 - 56
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    The author describes how new DSP designs aim to slake the growing thirst of multimedia and communications products for processing power. View full abstract»

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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):57 - 60
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 60T11
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 86
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