Vol 50, No 01, 02 January 2014

  • Chris Toumazou and Ian White


    To celebrate the journal entering its 50th year of publication, we have created this special section to look back over the last five decades.

  • Professor Lord Alec Broers

    Inside view

    Watch Professor Lord Alec Broers, a pioneer of nanotechnology, talk about some of the significant moments in his research career, and some of the challenges and opportunities for engineers today.

  • IEE news article

    50 Years of Electronics Letters

    Professor Peter Clarricoats (Founding Editor) and Sir Eric Ash, Editors of Electronics Letters for over 40 years, talk about how the journal started and the role that it played in the changing field of electronic engineering.  

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Unifying television

1965: The first issue of Electronics Letters presents a discussion of colour television system parameters. UK researchers argue that the present system is too complicated, particularly when looking forward to the possibility of a unified European carrier-modulation and to a time when picture quality is not limited by instrumentation inadequacies.

Amplifying influence

1975: The translinear principle is defined by Barrie Gilbert, introducing the world to translinear circuits and elements. The principle allows exponential current-voltage transistor circuits – such as CMOS and BJTs – to operate as multipliers or amplifiers, and also provides more effective analysis of such circuits.

Lighter and faster

1985: The first all-silicon integrated optical components are developed by US researchers, creating the world of silicon photonics. Optical interconnects have a significant effect on the speed of communications systems and the possibilities for monolithic integration of optics and microelectronics.

Improving clarity

1999: Researchers at Bell Labs in the US describe a simplified version of the BLAST detection algorithm, known as vertical BLAST, or V-BLAST. Using their laboratory prototype, they effectively eliminate interference caused by successive issuers, with spectral efficiencies as high as 40bit/s/Hz in an indoor environment.

Covering the field

2000: In the new millennium, Electronics Letters continues to offer multi-application research, with Amnon Yariv providing universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides. By considering a generic dielectric waveguide coupled to a ring resonator, he describes the fundamental working equations for a vast range of devices.

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