Jan 28

Mac Life

Place of Publication South San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 3, no. 1 : January 2009
Publisher Future US

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Apple’s Next Big Thing? : Four mind-blowing products that Steve could reveal at Mac Expo 2009

Mac Life

Place of Publication South San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 3, no. 2 : February 2009
Publisher Future US

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Made on a Mac : amazing products, prototypes and works of art that push the limits of creativity and invention

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication December 15, 2008
Publisher Newsweek

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Is the Party Over? : in defense of the Dubai Model by Zachary Karabell

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication December 22, 2008
Publisher Newsweek

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The $4,000,000,000,000 Solution (yes, that’s $4 trillion) : what the world really needs to get back on track by Jeffrey E. Garten

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication December 2008-February 2009
Publisher Newsweek

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How to fix the world : a guide for the next president

Newsweek : Special Double Issue

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLII no. 26/ CLIII no. 1 : December 29, 2009 / January 5, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

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The New Global Elite

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIII, No. 2 : January 12, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

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Will it ever end? It could-here’s how by Daniel Klaidman

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIII no. 3 : January 19, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

Why China Works: inside the command-capitalism model that will outrun all rivals by Rana Foroohar

Newsweek : Special Inauguration Issue

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIII no. 4 : January 26, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

Obama’s America: a national portrait 2009

PC World : Philippines

Place of Publication Makati
Date of Publication Vol. 20, no. 8 : November 2008
Publisher WS Computer Pub.

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Hardware Hacks : Unlock the Hidden Powers of your PC, Cellphone, Network and More!

PC World : Philippines

Place of Publication Makati
Date of Publication Vol. 20, no. 9 : December 2008-January 2009
Publisher WS Computer Pub.

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50 Tune-up tools to make your PC run faster

  • Incredibly useful web sites
  • 10 Quick Fixes for Security Nightmares
  • 10 Ways to Waste Time on the Web

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 172, no. 22 : December 8, 2008
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

The Liberation of Jet Li : How the kung-fu superstar found his true calling: helping others by Liam Fitzpatrick

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 172, no. 23 : December 15, 2008
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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India’s Pain : the Mumbai attacks have forced the nation to take a long, hard look at itself by Jyoti Thottam

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 172, no. 24 : December 22, 2008
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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The List Issue : a comprehensive look back at 2008 through a collection of serious and no-so-serious top 10s

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 172, no. 25 : December 29, 2008 / Vol. 172, no. 26 : January 5, 2009
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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Person of the Year

Time : Style and Design

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Winter 2008
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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The Luxury Index: a complete guide to the best products, people and places of 2008

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 173, no. 1 : January 12, 2009
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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Democracy : why it’s failing in Asia and how it can be helped by Hannah Beech

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 173, no. 2 : January 19, 2009
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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Why Israel can’t win: the siege of Gaza may punish Hamas, but it won’t make Israel safe. Why it is in peril like never before by Tim McGirk

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 173, no. 3 : January 26, 2009
Publisher Kings Road : Quarry Bay

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Great Expectations : a new U.S. President and the burdens that await him

 

Jan 28

NEW RESERVE BOOKS



Modern VLSI design : system-on-chip design, 3rd ed.

Author Wayne Wolf
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Prentice Hall PTR

For Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering courses that cover the design and technology of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and systems. May also be used as a VLSI reference for professional VLSI design engineers, VLSI design managers, and VLSI CAD engineers.Modern VSLI Design provides a comprehensive “bottom-up” guide to the design of VSLI systems, from the physical design of circuits through system architecture with focus on the latest solution for system-on-chip (SOC) design. Because VSLI system designers face a variety of challenges that include high performance, interconnect delays, low power, low cost, and fast design turnaround time, successful designers must understand the entire design process. The Third Edition also provides a much more thorough discussion of hardware description languages, with introduction to both Verilog and VHDL. For that reason, this book presents the entire VSLI design process in a single volume.

Elements of engineering electromagnetics, 6th ed.

Author Nannapaneni Narayana Rao
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Pearson Prentice Halll

This book, with its versatile approach, includes thorough coverage of statics with an emphasis on the dynamics of engineering electromagnetics. It integrates practical applications, numerical details, and completely covers all relevant principles. Topics include vectors and fields, Maxwell’s Equations, fields and waves, electromagnetic potentials, devices, circuits, and systems, and transmission-line essentials for digital electronics. The second part of the book covers communications, guided wave principles, electronics and photonics, and radiation and antennae. A valuable resource for computer engineering and electrical engineering professionals.

UNIX network programming, 3rd ed.

Author W. Richard Stevens, Bill Fenner, Andrew M. Rudoff
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Addison-Wesley


 

This is a guide to UNIX network programming APIs. Whether you write Web servers, client/server applications, or any other network software, you need to understand networking APIS-especially sockets in greater detail than ever before. You need UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Third Edition. In this book, the Authors offer unprecedented, start-to-finish guidance on making the most of sockets, the de facto standard for UNIX network programming with APIs – as well as extensive coverage of the X/Open Transport Interface (XTI).

Speech communications : human and machine, 2nd ed.

Author Douglas O’Shaughnessy
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

 

Students of electrical engineering, along with computer scientists, systems engineers, linguists, audiologists, and psychologists, will find in this one concise volume an interdisciplinary introduction to speech communication. This reference book addresses how humans generate and interpret speech and how machines simulate human speech performance and code speech for efficient transmission. With a skillful blending of the basic principles and technical detail underlying speech communication, this broad-based book offers you essential insights into the field.

You will learn state-of-the-art techniques to analyze, code, recognize, and synthesize speech. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of the limits of today’s technology and an informed view of future trends for speech research. SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS brings you an integrated approach to human and machine speech production and perception that is unmatched in the field. This book is complete with up-to-date references and Web addresses that will lead you to a wealth of resources for your own research into speech communication.

 

Advances in digital speech transmission

Author edited by Rainer Martin, Ulrich Heute, Christiane Antweiler
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

 

Speech processing and speech transmission technology are expanding fields of active research. New challenges arise from the ‘anywhere, anytime’ paradigm of mobile communications, the ubiquitous use of voice communication systems in noisy environments and the convergence of communication networks toward Internet based transmission protocols, such as Voice over IP. As a consequence, new speech coding, new enhancement and error concealment, and new quality assessment methods are emerging.

Starter’s guide to Verilog 2001

Author Michael D. Ciletti
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

For undergraduate courses in Advanced Digital Logic and Advanced Digital Design in departments of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science. Introducing the Verilog HDL in a brief format, this text presents a selected set of the changes the popular hardware underwent in its first revision–emerging as IEEE Std 1364-2001 or Verilog-2001. It addresses the main features that support the design of combinational and sequential logic, and emphasizes synthesizable models, with a limited discussion of the theoretical framework for synthesis.

Electrical machines, drives, and power systems

Author Theodore Wildi
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This best-selling book employs a theoretical, practical, multidisciplinary approach to provide introductory users with a broad understanding of modern electric power. The scope of the book reflects the rapid changes that have occurred in power technology over the past few years–allowing the entrance of power electronics into every facet of industrial drives, and expanding the field to open more career opportunities. The author covers the fundamentals of electricity, magnetism and circuits, mechanics and heat, electrical machines and transformers, electrical and electronic drives, and electric utility power systems. For managers of electrical utilities, electricians, electrical contractors and electrical maintenance personnel.

Modern control systems, 11th ed.

Author Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, this book is organized around the concept of control systems theory as it has been developed in the frequency and time domains. It provides coverage of classical control employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots. It also covers modern control methods based on state variable models including pole placement design techniques with full-state feedback controllers and full-state observers. The book covers several important topics including robust control systems and system sensitivity, state variable models, controllability and observability, computer control systems, internal model control, robust PID controllers, and computer-aided design and analysis. For all types of engineers who are interested in a solid introduction to control systems.

Concepts of programming languages, 8th ed.

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

This edition introduces students to the main constructs of contemporary programming languages and provides the tools necessary to critically evaluate existing and future programming languages. By presenting design issues for various language constructs, examining the design choices for these constructs in some of the most common languages, and critically comparing the design alternatives, this book gives readers a solid foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts of programming languages.

The C programming language, 2nd ed.

Author Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c1988
Publisher Prentice-Hall PTR,

 

Presents a complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C’s rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. This 2nd edition has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs.

Practical FPGA programming in C

Author David Pellerin, Scott Thibault
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

 

During the past few years of tech sector economic decline,which has touched the EDA/semiconductor industries, two companies have had consistent double digit growth. They are Xilinx and Altera. Their business is FPGA design. Advances in FPGA technologies have made FPGA design a low cost alternative to very expensive unreconfigurable ASIC design.

Probability and probabilistic reasoning for electrical engineering

Author Terrence L. Fine
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall,

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical theory of probability, its application to the modeling of random phenomena encountered in electrical and computer engineering, and its uses in making optimal decisions and inferences. Fine meets the needs of engineering students by addressing both highly conceptual mathematical methods and their real-world applications. He offers a sound introduction to the many elements of applied probability — the presentation is thorough, yet does not require a more advanced mathematical background beyond basic integral calculus.

Essentials of electrical and computer engineering

Author David V. Kerns, Jr., J. David Irwin
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Pearson Education

With sound, practically-oriented coverage of all the basic concepts in electrical engineering, the second edition of this book represents the best balanced general introduction to the field available. It superbly integrates conceptual discussions with current, relevant technological applications. This text clearly presents the fundamentals in the context of various applications from all engineering fields. It also introduces and utilizes the latest technologies to illustrate how modern technologies are interdisciplinary. Chapter topics include circuits, transient analysis, steady state power analysis, operational amplifiers, and more. For anyone who wants to use a self-study approach to learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering.

Probabilistic systems and random signals

Author Abraham H. Haddad
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

In-depth mathematical treatment, including examples of real systems to explain many of the probabilistic models and the use of Matlab both in examples and problem assignments, ensures students can relate to the mathematical material in practical terms Unique applications—covering issues such as reliability, measurement errors, and arrival and departure of events in networks—provide students with a broader range of topical coverage.

VHDL : a starter’s guide

Author Sudhakar Yalamanchili
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This handy reference gives readers a thorough grounding in the basic concepts and language of VHDL, and encourages them to apply what they have learned using realistic examples. Concepts are followed by examples and tutorials. Adds appendices to support material: Includes a tutorial for a popular VHDL simulator; a handy reference to common VHDL packages; and a detailed template for a VHDL model illustrating the relative ordering of program constructs. Emphasizes development of readers’ intuition and structured thinking about VHDL models without spending excessive time on advanced language features. Provides simulation and laboratory exercises that enable readers to quickly come up to speed in building useful, non-trivial models of digital systems. Provides tutorial descriptions and presentation of programming mechanics unique to CAD tools and environments. Includes examples, extensive use of timing diagrams, event lists and many tutorials for independent student study. Provides sample problems, many of which include worked solutions. Includes viewgraph masters and the VHDL source for all text examples. A useful reference for computer professionals who need to brush up on their VHDL knowledge.

Application-specific integrated circuits

Author Michael John Sebastian Smithi
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication c1997
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Addressing the trend in industry away from fully custom chip design to semi-custom technology, this book provides the first comprehensive introduction to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs).

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Jan 19

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Power electronics : converters, applications, and design

Author Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the new Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less. The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides.

Process control instrumentation technology, 8th ed.

Author Curtis D. Johnson
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

This manual is designed to provide users with an understanding and appreciation of some of the theoretical concepts behind control system elements and operations, without the need of advanced math and theory. It also presents some of the practical details of how elements of a control system are designed and operated, such as would be gained from on-the-job experience. This middle ground of knowledge enables users to design the elements of a control system from a practical, working perspective, and comprehend how these elements affect overall system operation and tuning. This edition includes treatment of modern fieldbus approaches to networked and distributed control systems. Generally, this guidebook provides an introduction to process control, and covers analog and digital signal conditioning, thermal, mechanical and optical sensors, final control, discrete-state process control, controller principles, analog controllers, digital control and control loop characteristics. For those working in measurement and instrumentation and with control systems and PLCs.

Automatic control systems, 8th ed.

Author Benjamin C. Kuo, Farid Golnaraghi
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Real-world applications–Integrates real-world analysis and design applications throughout the text. Examples include: the sun-seeker system, the liquid-level control, dc-motor control, and space-vehicle payload control.
* Examples and problems–Includes an abundance of illustrative examples and problems.
* Marginal notes throughout the text highlight important points.

A Book on C: Programming in C, 4th ed.

Author Al Kelley, Ira Pohl
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c1998
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Now in its fourth edition, A Book on C retains the features that have made it a proven, best-selling tutorial and reference on the ANSI C programming language. This edition builds on the many existing strengths of the text to improve, update, and extend the coverage of C, and now includes information on transitioning to Java and C++ from C. Beginners and professional programmers alike will benefit from the numerous examples and extensive exercises developed to guide readers through each concept. Step-by-step dissections of program code illuminate the correct usage and syntax of C language constructs and reveal the underlying logic of their application. The clarity of exposition and format of the book make it an excellent reference on all aspects of C. Highlights of A Book on C, Fourth Edition : New and updated programming examples and dissections-the authors’ trademark technique for illustrating and teaching language concepts. Recursion is emphasized with revised coverage in both the text and exercises. Multifile programming is given greater attention, as are the issues of correctness and type safety. Function prototypes are now used throughout the text. Abstract Data Types, the key concept necessary to understanding objects, are carefully covered. Updated material on transitioning to C++, including coverage of the important concepts of object-oriented programming. New coverage is provided on transitioning from C to Java. References to key programming functions and C features are provided in convenient tables.

Speech and language processing : an introduction to natural language processing, computational linguistics, and speech recognition, 2nd ed.

Author Daniel Jurafsky, James H. Martin
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

For undergraduate or advanced undergraduate courses in Classical Natural Language Processing, Statistical Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, and Human Language Processing. An explosion of Web-based language techniques, merging of distinct fields, availability of phone-based dialogue systems, and much more make this an exciting time in speech and language processing. The first of its kind to thoroughly cover language technology — at all levels and with all modern technologies — this text takes an empirical approach to the subject, based on applying statistical and other machine-learning algorithms to large corporations. The authors cover areas that traditionally are taught in different courses, to describe a unified vision of speech and language processing. Emphasis is on practical applications and scientific evaluation. An accompanying Website contains teaching materials for instructors, with pointers to language processing resources on the Web.

Building embedded linux systems

Author Karim Yaghmour, … [et al.]
Place of Publication Beijing
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher O’Reilly

There’s a great deal of excitement surrounding the use of Linux in embedded systems — for everything from cell phones to car ABS systems and water-filtration plants — but not a lot of practical information. Building Embedded Linux Systems offers an in-depth, hard-core guide to putting together embedded systems based on Linux.

 

Updated for the latest version of the Linux kernel, this new edition gives you the basics of building embedded Linux systems, along with the configuration, setup, and use of more than 40 different open source and free software packages in common use. The book also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of using Linux in an embedded system, plus a discussion of licensing issues, and an introduction to real-time, with a discussion of real-time options for Linux.

Electric motor drives : modeling, analysis, and control

Author R. Krishnan
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice Hall

Electric Motor Drives is a comprehensive book for seniors, graduates, and practicing engineers. Designed to motivate students and professional engineers alike, the book emphasizes a systematic approach to motor drives based on physical insight and practical implementation aspects. DC and AC drives share the same pedagogical framework throughout. Present day practice as well as recent research and development are covered.

Digital filtering : an introduction

Author Edward P. Cunningham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher Wiley

The order in which the subject matter is presented enables students to make an easy transition from continuous signals and systems to their discrete-time counterparts. A general introduction to terminology and a description of digital filters is followed by a review of continuous filter design. Subsequent chapters deal with sampling theorem and the z -transform; design of recursive digital filters; finite-impulse response and nonrecursive filters; basic concepts in probability theory and random processes; and the methods of design and analysis of the Kalman filter. Contains worked analytical examples, diagrams and problem sets.

Analysis of faulted power systems

Author Paul M. Anderson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher IEEE Press

This classic text offers you the key to understanding short circuits, open conductors and other problems relating to electric power systems that are subject to unbalanced conditions. Using the method of symmetrical components, acknowledged expert Paul M. Anderson provides comprehensive guidance for both finding solutions for faulted power systems and maintaining protective system applications. You’ll learn to solve advanced problems, while gaining a thorough background in elementary configurations. Features you’ll put to immediate use: Numerous examples and problems, clear, concise notation, analytical simplifications, Matrix methods applicable to digital computer technology, Extensive appendices.

Digital communications : fundamentals and applications, 2nd ed.

Author Bernard Sklar
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice-Hall PTR,

The book traces the signals and key processing steps from the information source, through the transmitter, channel, receiver, and ultimately to the information sink. Emphasis is placed on system goals and the need to trade-off basic system parameters such as signal-to-noise ratio, probability of error, and bandwidth.

Jan 17

Automatic phoneme-level segmentation and transcription of the Filipino speech corpus using split temporal context and hybrid-HMM network architecture / Joseph Christian B. Mendoza, Michael S. Morales.

Built-in self-test implementation on DLX microprocessor / Marie Sheridan Tomes Garcia, Jeb William Manuel Garvida.

Characterization of spiral inductor topologies for GaAs MMIC applications / Emmanuel S. Bueta, Christianne E. Lat.

Design and implementation of a closed-loop static balance system for YICAL Leg II / Raymond Alvin L. Broas, Bonjiro Carlo Y. Laforteza.

Design and implementation of operational amplifiers with programmable characteristics in a 90nm CMOS Process / Sherlyn Caubalejo dela Cruz, Mark Gerard Trinos delos Reyes, Terence Co Gaffud.

Development of a radial distribution system analysis tool / Vida Joan G. Gumera, Chuckie O. Toque.

DLX compiler duo : C compiler for the dual core DLX microprocessor / Shiela Marie U. Jabat, Lalaine R. Mañalac.

DLXPlus : a DLX processor simulator with memory subsystem / Michelle A. Diaz, Aljino G. Lambino, Christine P. Po.

An ethernet-based three-phase electricity meter communicating using DNP3 protocol / Adrian Meinard R. Figueras.

Fabrication and control of a test platform for vision-based attitude estimation system / Reya Angela S. de Ocampo, Kathlyn Charmaine J. Uy.

Implementation of a 32-bit dual core ARM7 microprocessor with single level cache / Janelle Legaspi Castro … [et al.]

Implementation of occupancy grid-based mapping algorithm on ATRV-mini platform with Openwrt / Divina Joy M. dela Cruz, Ezmorazher M. Tiblani.

Implementation of the complete ARM7TDMI-S instruction set on a debug-capable core / Anne Lorraine Sadueste Luna, Christina Marianne Gervasio Mantaring, Maria Patricia Rouelli Garcia Sabino.

Power optimization of the ARM7 microprocessor with single-precision floating-point coprocessor / Venson John Domingo, Ian Earl Navarro, Maria Matelle Tarroza.

Practical implementation of an FFT-based spectrum analyzer / N. Fernando B. Bautista, Leonard Bryan B. Paet, Michelle Anne D. Rosacay

Visio Vox : SIP videophone system on LAN / Michael Q. Ignacio.