Volume 37 Issue 5 • May 2000

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  • Adaptive Software Development [Books]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 14
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  • Going nuclear, Soviet style [Books]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Transmeta's magic show [microprocessor chips]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):26 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (25)
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    It took Transmeta engineers $100 million, five years of secret toil, and a little magic to create fast low-power chips that turn into x86s in a microsecond. Transmeta Corporation's Crusoe chips look nothing like Intel's Pentium processors. They do not even have a logic gate in common. They are smaller, consume between one-third and one-thirtieth the power (depending on the application), and implem... View full abstract»

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  • Automotive electronics power up

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):34 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (5)
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    People are spending increasing amounts of time in their cars. As a result, automakers are equipping vehicles with more and more power-draining creature comforts as selling points. Cup holders have given way to navigational systems, separate driver and passenger climate controls, and surround sound and compact disk players. But performance and handling improvements under the hood, such as dynamic s... View full abstract»

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  • Lasers speed up board production

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):40 - 45
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    A technology for writing conductor patterns directly on photoresist simplifies the manufacture of printed-circuit boards and also multiplies yields. If a laser beam is switched on and off as it scans, it can be made to trace a pattern on a light-sensitive material directly, without intervening steps. There is no need to prepare a photonegative, or phototool, to block light from background regions,... View full abstract»

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  • Encryption wars: shifting tactics

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):46 - 51
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    The growing availability of powerful encryption has in effect rewritten the rule book for creating, storing, and transmitting computer data. People everywhere rightly regard confidentiality as essential for conducting business and protecting personal privacy. But governments worldwide have been sent into a spin, for fear secret encryption keys will add to the weapons of terrorists and other crimin... View full abstract»

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  • Internet telephony: going like crazy

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):52 - 58
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    Interet telephony is possibly the fastest-growing part of communications today. This article discusses what exactly it is, who needs it, and how it works. Internet telephony, or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), is the provision of phone service over the Internet. But in sharp contrast with conventional telephony, it carries voice traffic as data packets over a packet-switched data network inst... View full abstract»

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  • Up against gates

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):59 - 63
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