Author: William J. Dally Genre: Computers Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521199506 Book Pages: 614 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Provides students with a system-level perspective and the tools they need to understand, analyze and design complete digital systems using Verilog. It goes beyond the design of simple combinational and sequential modules to show how such modules are used to build complete systems, reflecting digital design in the real world.
Author: Mohammad A. Karim Genre: Technology & Engineering Publisher: CRC Press ISBN: 9781351834957 Book Pages: 504 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In today’s digital design environment, engineers must achieve quick turn-around time with ready accesses to circuit synthesis and simulation applications. This type of productivity relies on the principles and practices of computer aided design (CAD). Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles addresses the many challenging issues critical to today’s digital design practices such as hazards and logic minimization, finite-state-machine synthesis, cycles and races, and testability theories while providing hands-on experience using one of the industry’s most popular design application, Xilinx Web PACKTM. The authors begin by discussing conventional and unconventional number systems, binary coding theories, and arithmetic as well as logic functions and Boolean algebra. Building upon classic theories of digital systems, the book illustrates the importance of logic minimization using the Karnaugh map technique. It continues by discussing implementation options and examining the pros and cons of each method in addition to an assessment of tradeoffs that often accompany design practices. The book also covers testability, emphasizing that a good digital design must be easy to verify and test with the lowest cost possible. Throughout the text, the authors analyze combinational and sequential logic elements and illustrate the designs of these components in structural, hierarchical, and behavior VHDL descriptions. Coveringfundamentals and best practices, Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles provides you with critical knowledge of how each digital component ties together to form a system and develops the skills you need to design and simulate these digital components using modern CAD software.
Author: Ina Wagner Genre: Computers Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media ISBN: 1849962235 Book Pages: 296 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Exploring Digital Design takes a multi-disciplinary look at digital design research where digital design is embedded in a larger socio-cultural context. Working from socio-technical research areas such as Participatory Design (PD), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), the book explores how humanities offer new insights into digital design, and discusses a variety of digital design research practices, methods, and theoretical approaches spanning established disciplinary borders. The aim of the book is to explore the diversity of contemporary digital design practices in which commonly shared aspects are interpreted and integrated into different disciplinary and interdisciplinary conversations. It is the conversations and explorations with humanities that further distinguish this book within digital design research. Illustrated with real examples from digital design research practices from a variety of research projects and from a broad range of contexts Exploring Digital Design offers a basis for understanding the disciplinary roots as well as the interdisciplinary dialogues in digital design research, providing theoretical, empirical, and methodological sources for understanding digital design research. The first half of the book Exploring Digital Design is authored as a multi-disciplinary approach to digital design research, and represents novel perspectives and analyses in this research. The contributors are Gunnar Liestøl, Andrew Morrison and Christina Mörtberg in addition to the editors. Although primarily written for researchers and graduate students, digital design practioners will also find the book useful. Overall, Exploring Digital Design provides an excellent introduction to, and resource for, research into digital design.
Author: Ken Pender Genre: Publisher: Focal Press ISBN: 1138417874 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Comprehensive, cross-platform, DIY guide to the creation of a wide range of graphic effects: from the scanning and manipulation of photographs to exciting 3D graphics and the creative use of typography. Benefit from a design professional's experience, not the software vendors!Part one leads you through a summary of the rapid advances in graphic design software and hardware now available to the PC or Mac user, followed by a structured overview of the rich array of resources to the digital designer in the form of drawing, painting and 3D applications, clipart, photolibraries, scanned images, digital photographs and new Internet sources.Part Two is structured in the form of a series of Workshop sessions. Each session explains in simple language the methods and techniques used to create the wide variety of over 300 graphic design examples included in the book. The examples are based on a wide range of popular PC and Mac applications, covering vector drawing, painting, scanning, photoeditng, use of special effect filters and the creation of 3D effects.Ken Pender is a freelance graphic arts professional. He has also worked for 25 years with IBM and was Manager of their European Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Centre in Germany.
Author: Vojin G. Oklobdzija Genre: Computers Publisher: CRC Press ISBN: 9780849386046 Book Pages: 656 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In response to tremendous growth and new technologies in the semiconductor industry, this volume is organized into five, information-rich sections. Digital Design and Fabrication surveys the latest advances in computer architecture and design as well as the technologies used to manufacture and test them. Featuring contributions from leading experts, the book also includes a new section on memory and storage in addition to a new chapter on nonvolatile memory technologies. Developing advanced concepts, this sharply focused book— Describes new technologies that have become driving factors for the electronic industry Includes new information on semiconductor memory circuits, whose development best illustrates the phenomenal progress encountered by the fabrication and technology sector Contains a section dedicated to issues related to system power consumption Describes reliability and testability of computer systems Pinpoints trends and state-of-the-art advances in fabrication and CMOS technologies Describes performance evaluation measures, which are the bottom line from the user’s point of view Discusses design techniques used to create modern computer systems, including high-speed computer arithmetic and high-frequency design, timing and clocking, and PLL and DLL design
Author: Howard W. Johnson Genre: Technology & Engineering Publisher: ISBN: 0133957241 Book Pages: 447 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Focused on the field of knowledge lying between digital and analog circuit theory, this new text will help engineers working with digital systems shorten their product development cycles and help fix their latest design problems. The scope of the material covered includes signal reflection, crosstalk, and noise problems which occur in high speed digital machines (above 10 megahertz). This volume will be of practical use to digital logic designers, staff and senior communications scientists, and all those interested in digital design.
Author: William J. Mitchell Genre: Architecture Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0471286664 Book Pages: 494 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In Digital Design Media, Second Edition, architects and related design professionals will find a complete conceptual guide to the multidimensional world of computer-aided design. In contrast to the many books that describe how to use particular programs (and which therefore go out of date very quickly), Digital Design Media constructs a lasting theoretical framework, which will make it easier to understand a great number of programs—existing and future—as a whole. Clear structure, numerous historical references, and hundreds of illustrations make this framework both accessible to the nontechnical professional and broadening for the experienced computer-aided designer. The book will be especially valuable to anyone who is ready to expand their work in CAD beyond production drafting systems. The new second edition adds chapters one merging technologies, such as the Internet, but the book’s original content is as valid as ever. Thousands of design students and practitioners have made this book a standard.
Author: Dirk Stroobandt Genre: Technology & Engineering Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media ISBN: 9781441984999 Book Pages: 298 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The roots of this book, and of the new research field that it defines, lie in the scaling of VLSI technology. With gigahertz system clocks and ever accelerating design and process innovations, interconnects have become the limiting factor for both performance and density. This increasing impact of interconnects on the system implementation space necessitates new tools and analytic techniques to support the system designer. With respect to modeling and analysis, the response to interconnect dom inance is evolutionary. Atomistic- and grain-level models of interconnect structure, and performance models at multi-gigahertz operating frequencies, together guide the selection of improved materials and process technologies (e. g. , damascene copper wires, low-permittivity dielectrics). Previously in significant effects (e. g. , mutual inductance) are added into performance mod els, as older approximations (e. g. , lumped-capacitance gate load models) are discarded. However, at the system-level and chip planning level, the necessary response to interconnect dominance is revolutionary. Convergent design flows do not require only distributed RLC line models, repeater awareness, unifi cations with extraction and analysis, etc. Rather, issues such as wiring layer assignment, and early prediction of the resource and performance envelope for the system interconnect (in particular, based on statistical models of the system interconnect structure), also become critical. Indeed, system-level interconnect prediction has emerged as the enabler of improved interconnect modeling, more cost-effective system architectures, and more productive design technology.