Volume 19 Issue 7 • July 1982

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    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contents

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    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Calendar

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  • Forum

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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 16
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: `Flying¿ with microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):17 - 19
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    The trend toward distributed processing is epitomized by two 16-blt microprocessor systems recently announced by the Link Flight Simulation Division of the Singer Corp. in Binghamton, N.Y. Both systems usa solwer, lass expensive microprocessors to do jobs previously handled by large mainframe computers or minicomputers. View full abstract»

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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 20
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 22
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):22 - 24
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  • Spectral lines: Arms control II

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 25
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    Public apprehension about the possibility of nuclear war continues to mount. In a poll of 1420 adults across the U.S. taken by the New York Times and CBS News Poll May 19-23, 43 percent said it was “fairly likely” or “very likely” that the U.S. would become involved in a nuclear war within the decade. Soon after, U.S. Department of Defense policy makers made the public aware of a five-year defense... View full abstract»

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  • Computers: Computing at the speed limit: Computers 1000 times faster than today's supercomputers would benefit vital scientific applications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Discusses how unheralded efforts in the United States, mainly in universities, have removed major stumbling blocks to building cost-effective superfast computers for scientific and engineering applications within five years. These computers would have sustained speeds of billions of floating-point operations per second (flops), whereas with the fastest machines today the top sustained speed is onl... View full abstract»

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  • Computers: Products that talk: Speech-synthesis devices are being incorporated into dozens of products as difficult technical problems are solved

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):32 - 37
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    Discusses how speech synthesis, the production of intelligible speech from computer data, is no longer a novelty. Text-to-speech products with unlimited vocabulary are available as automated readers for the blind, and in the next two years they will be incorporated into telephone-based inquiry systems that will give users access to data bases from any phone. Though these devices do not yet have fu... View full abstract»

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  • Transportation: France's superfast train: The French National Railroad's fleet of 260-km/h electrics competes favorably with the airlines between Paris and Lyons

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):38 - 43
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    Twenty years of experimentation in design has given France a new train that is superior to the automobile and airplane in speed, safety, comfort, and cost at distances up to 600 kilometers. It is cheaper to ride this train than to drive a car with two passengers over that distance. When the fuel costs for carrying passengers are figured, the train's cost per passenger comes to only one seventh tha... View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Homeostatic control for electric power usage: A new scheme for putting the customer in the control loop would exploit microprocessors to deliver energy more efficiently

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):44 - 48
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    Presents a new scheme for putting the customer in the control loop that would exploit microprocessors to deliver energy more efficiently. A homeostatic control scheme (homeostasis denotes a biological balance of separate functions in an organism) calls for continual updating of electrical rates, based on supply and demand, and continual communication of those rates to customers by the electric uti... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: AT&T plans ahead: The telecommunications giant will enter the commercial marketplace, drawing on its traditional technical strengths

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):49 - 54
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    After being in unchallenged control of 80 percent of all local telephone services in the United States for decades, the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. is preparing to lay aside that dominant role and enter such formerly forbidden marketing waters as data processing, computer communications, and telephone and computer-terminal equipment. All are areas from which it once was barred by Fe... View full abstract»

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  • We look at ourselves: How to make it big: Engineers as entrepreneurs: Abandoning a secure job and regular paycheck may seem like jumping from a plane without a parachute. What makes engineers leap?

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):55 - 60
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    You are a successful engineer who works for a company. Have you ever left a meeting with your manager, feeling frustrated with corporate bureaucracy and dreaming of starting your own company so you could manage it in a way that made sense? Have you ever perceived a surefire marketing opportunity — a niche so obvious that it seemed amazing no one had jumped in to exploit it? Did you ever fail to co... View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):61 - 62
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  • Meeting previews

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):67 - 71
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  • New product applications: Logic analyzer displays data in three colors, offers up to 104 channels of data acquisition

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):72 - 79
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    The CAS 9120 series of color logic analyzers - like the entire CAS9100 family - is a modular digital analysis system that houses both data-acqulsttlon and patterngenerationcardmodules in the same mainframe. View full abstract»

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