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posted in October 1999
Power line protocols back multimedia use
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10/11/1999   Post a comment
To meet the requirements of almost all potential users, a home networking solution must deliver reliable network connectivity without new wiring. Only the truly adventurous technologist will struggle with the installation of cabling.
HAVi simplifies net device installation
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10/11/1999   Post a comment
New technologies, more complex devices, difficult interconnections, time-consuming setup procedures, more and more functions to operate.
Inductorless design boosts outputs
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
Switched-capacitor charge pumps, which offer a size advantage over the equivalent inductor-based regulator, are popular for boosting the battery voltage in small handheld equipment.
Voltage regulation takes trade-offs
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
Linear vs. switcher: It's a debate many face when deciding how to provide regulated voltage.
Voltage positioning tames transients
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
First the bad news: Your voltage regulator may be really fast, but it's still too slow to take on a CPU's switching transients because the capacitors do the tough work.
High bandwidth backs 1394 growth
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
There are many good reasons, both economic and technological, for the rapid growth in popularity of the IEEE 1394 high-performance serial bus.
Standards harden RF requirements
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
Changing standards for time-division-multiple-access cellular and personal communications systems are toughening RF requirements and making handset design more demanding.
DSL 'magic' opens Net to masses
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10/5/1999   Post a comment
Advances in digital subscriber line data communication are opening a new world of Internet access for home users, a world where they can speed to a remote server at data rates of 512 kbits/second to 8Mbits/s.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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