Volume 20 Issue 12 • Dec. 1983

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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):4 - 9
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):10 - 15
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • Continuum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Video

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Spectral lines: Toward a technically literate public

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 29
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    Engineers seem to believe, or at least hope, that there exists some institutional arrangement, not yet discovered, that would permit their technical knowledge to be brought to bear in a fair and efficient way to help solve society's ills, promote the public welfare, and foster international peace. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: Integrated circuits: The case for gallium arsenide: This superfast semiconductor holds great promise for high-speed computers, and manufacturing difficulties are now beginning to be overcome

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):30 - 37
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    A discussion is presented of fabrication technologies for manufacturing GaAs devices. Advantages and drawbacks of heterojunction devices are outlined. Areas of concern in GaAs production lines are also examined. The discussion covers the depletion-mode metal-semiconductor field-effect transistor (D-MESFET), the enhancement-mode MESFET (E-MESFET), and the high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT). View full abstract»

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  • The four generations of fiber-optic systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):39 - 45
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    The first generations of fiber-optic systems - the ones in widest use today-are digital systems using multimode fibers and either light-emitting diodes or laser diodes of gallium arsenide (GaAs), a binary material, or aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs), a ternary material. Such systems operate at a wayelength of 0.8 or 0.9 micrometer and are well suited to short-distance communications. However, t... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: The problems and promises of high-definition television: Its future looks brighter, yet challenges remain in bandwidth, standards, and compatibility

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):46 - 51
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    The principal barriers, such as incompatibility, to the use of high-definition television for home use are examined. A discussion is presented of the CBS system, which is compatible in the sense that a conventional receiver, with the addition of new baseband video-processing circuits, could receive the HDTV signals and display a conventional 525-line color picture. HDTV receivers, when available, ... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: Video games: The next wave: Interactive video-disk technology lends reality to arcade games, but purists believe the ultimate lies in real-time computer-generated graphics

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):52 - 59
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    A discussion is presented of two new developments in arcade video games. The first development is the third generation of real-time raster-based and vector-based games, offering three-dimensional solid graphics for the first time. The second is laser-disk-based games, which, while failing to give players real-time control and the freedom to move at will in the game, overwhelm them with graphics he... View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: New York's fuel-cell power plant: On the verge of success: If all goes well, Manhattan's 4.8-MW plant should be delivering reliable power this month

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):60 - 65
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    A discussion is presented of the technical, financial and political problems involved in New York City's first fuel-cell power plant which is expected to deliver 4.8-MW. Process and control testing is also described. View full abstract»

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  • Company A: A friendly place . . . but

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):66 - 70
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    Findings are presented relative to the environment in which the employee finds himself; the interaction of manager and subordinate; the question of merit raises; fulfillment of social needs and its effect on longevity of employment; sources of satisfaction for employee and managers; and the dual ladder to advancement. The environment used as an example is a large computer manufacturer's engineerin... View full abstract»

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  • Among the giants: Mervin J. Kelly: Manager and motivator: The director of Bell Laboratories during an exciting 23-year period is credited with asking the right questions and finding the best people to answer them

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):71 - 75
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    Electronics history is often recorded as a panorama of dramatic inventions - the computer, the transistor, the integrated circuit, and so on - and it is sometimes easy to forget that brilliant human beings created these inventions. It is even easier to forget that there were others who first spotted promise in the young inventors, hired them, pointed them in promising directions, organized them in... View full abstract»

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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):76 - 80
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):81 - 83
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • IEEE tables of contents

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  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):88 - 100
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 101
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):101 - 103
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