Jan 28

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Modeling, estimation and optimal filtering in signal processing

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Mohamed Najim
Place of Publication London : ISTE Ltd Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The purpose of this book is to provide graduate students and practitioners with traditional methods and more recent results for model-based approaches in signal processing.
Firstly, discrete-time linear models such as AR, MA and ARMA models, their properties and their limitations are introduced. In addition, sinusoidal models are addressed.
Secondly, estimation approaches based on least squares methods and instrumental variable techniques are presented.
Finally, the book deals with optimal filters, i.e. Wiener and Kalman filtering, and adaptive filters such as the RLS, the LMS and their variants.


Power integrity for nanoscale integrated systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Editors Masanori Hashimoto, Raj Nair
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A practical handbook for designing nanoscale chips with power supply noise.
Power Integrity for Nanoscale Integrated Systems provides comprehensive understanding of the nature and impact of power integrity on nanoscale integrated circuit design. This practical, professional guide discusses the impact of power integrity (PI) degradation on various analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits in nanoscale fabrication and integration. The book additionally explores interrelationships between PI and SI (signal integrity), as well as PI and TI (thermal integrity), discussing advanced modeling and analysis methods as well as interconnect technology.

  • Explores the impact of power integrity (PI) degradation on circuits and systems of critical importance to nanoscale and 3D chips
  • Includes detailed discussions of robust integrated circuit design with PI, including clocking and IO
  • Provides hands-on training in advanced PI analysis for circuits, facilitating optimal, noise-free nanoscale integrated circuit design
  • Details both frequency and time domain analyses of PI degradation, discussing Rogue wave phenomena and potential mitigation methods
  • Discusses advanced PI mitigation methods and interconnect technology

Advanced circuits for emerging technologies

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Editor Krzysztof Iniewski
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The book will address the-state-of-the-art in integrated circuit design in the context of emerging systems. New exciting opportunities in body area networks, wireless communications, data networking, and optical imaging are discussed. Emerging materials that can take system performance beyond standard CMOS, like Silicon on Insulator (SOI), Silicon Germanium (SiGe), and Indium Phosphide (InP) are explored. Three-dimensional (3-D) CMOS integration and co-integration with sensor technology are described as well. The book is a must for anyone serious about circuit design for future technologies.

The book is written by top notch international experts in industry and academia. The intended audience is practicing engineers with integrated circuit background. The book will be also used as a recommended reading and supplementary material in graduate course curriculum. Intended audience is professionals working in the integrated circuit design field. Their job titles might be : design engineer, product manager, marketing manager, design team leader, etc. The book will be also used by graduate students. Many of the chapter authors are University Professors.


Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook, vol. 1, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Editors John G. Webster, Halit Eren
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes.

Organized according to measurement problem, the Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement volume of the Second Edition:

  • Contains contributions from field experts, new chapters, and updates to all 96 existing chapters
  • Covers instrumentation and measurement concepts, spatial and mechanical variables, displacement, acoustics, flow and spot velocity, radiation, wireless sensors and instrumentation, and control and human factors

A concise and useful reference for engineers, scientists, academic faculty, students, designers, managers, and industry professionals involved in instrumentation and measurement research and development, Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement provides readers with a greater understanding of advanced applications.


Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook, vol. 2, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Editors John G. Webster, Halit Eren
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes.

Organized according to measurement problem, the Electromagnetic, Optical, Radiation, Chemical, and Biomedical Measurement volume of the Second Edition:

  • Contains contributions from field experts, new chapters, and updates to all 98 existing chapters
  • Covers sensors and sensor technology, time and frequency, signal processing, displays and recorders, and optical, medical, biomedical, health, environmental, electrical, electromagnetic, and chemical variables

A concise and useful reference for engineers, scientists, academic faculty, students, designers, managers, and industry professionals involved in instrumentation and measurement research and development, Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Electromagnetic, Optical, Radiation, Chemical, and Biomedical Measurement provides readers with a greater understanding of advanced applications.


DC/AC fundamentals : a systems approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Authors Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Pearson

DC/AC Fundamentals: A Systems Approach takes a broader view of DC/AC circuits than most standard texts, providing relevance to basic theory by stressing applications of dc/ac circuits in actual systems.


Principles of analog electronics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Giovanni Saggio
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

In the real world, most signals are analog, spanning continuously varying values. Circuits that interface with the physical environment need to be able to process these signals. Principles of Analog Electronics introduces the fascinating world of analog electronics, where fields, circuits, signals and systems, and semiconductors meet. Drawing on the author’s teaching experience, this richly illustrated, full-color textbook expertly blends theory with practical examples to give a clear understanding of how real electronic circuits work.

Build from the Essentials of Math, Physics, and Chemistry to Electronic Components, Circuits, and Applications

Building a solid foundation, the book first explains the mathematics, physics, and chemistry that are essential for grasping the principles behind the operation of electronic devices. It then examines the theory of circuits through models and important theorems. The book describes and analyzes passive and active electronic devices, focusing on fundamental filters and common silicon-based components, including diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). It also shows how semiconductor devices are used to design electronic circuits such as rectifiers, power suppliers, clamper and clipper circuits, and amplifiers. A chapter explores actual applications, from audio amplifiers and FM radios to battery chargers.

Delve Deeper into Analog Electronics through Curiosities, Key Personalities, and Practical Examples

Each chapter includes helpful summaries with key points, jargon, and terms, as well as exercises to test your knowledge. Practical tables illustrate the coding schemes to help identify commercial passive and active components. Throughout, sidebars highlight “curiosities,” interesting observations, and examples that make the subject more concrete. This textbook offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of analog electronics, including essential background concepts. Taking a fresh approach, it connects electronics to its importance in daily life, from music to medicine and more.


Analog filter and circuit design handbook

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Arthur B. Williams
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Cutting-edge techniques for designing analog filters and circuits
With an emphasis on using operational amplifiers as key building blocks, Analog Filter and Circuit Design Handbook shows how to create working circuits that perform a variety of analog functions. Numerous circuit examples provide mathematical functions on analog signals in both a linear and nonlinear manner. The highly efficient elliptic-function filter response is featured throughout the book. Audio applications, such as audio power amplifiers and cross-over networks, are discussed, and both voltage and current feedback amplifiers are covered. This practical guide also analyzes the impact of nonideal amplifiers and addresses waveform shaping and generation.

ANALOG FILTER AND CIRCUIT DESIGN HANDBOOK COVERS:

  • Introduction to modern network theory
  • Selecting the response characteristic
  • Low-pass filter design
  • High-pass filter design
  • Bandpass filters
  • Band reject filters
  • Networks for the time domain
  • Refinements in LC filter design and the use of resistive networks
  • Component selection for LC and active filters
  • Normalized filter design tables
  • Switched capacitor filters
  • Adjustable, fixed delay, and amplitude equalizers
  • Voltage feedback operational amplifiers
  • Linear amplifier applications
  • Nonlinear circuits
  • Waveform shaping
  • Waveform generation
  • Current feedback amplifiers
  • Large signal amplifiers

INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOADS:

  • Filter Solutions from Nuhertz Technologies
  • ELI 1.0 Elliptic function filter design program
  • Fltrform–an Excel spreadsheet with essential formulas

Analog IC design with low-dropout regulators, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Gabriel Alfonso Rincon-Mora
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

THE LATEST ANALOG IC DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Fully revised and expanded to meet the emerging demands of mixedsignal systems, Analog IC Design with Low-Dropout Regulators, Second Edition, teaches analog IC concepts and explains how to use them to design, analyze, and build linear low-dropout (LDO) regulator ICs with bipolar, CMOS, and biCMOS semiconductor process technologies. The book draws physical insight from topics presented and illustrates how to develop and evaluate analog ICs for today’s expanding wireless and mobile markets. Practical examples and end-of-chapter review questions reinforce important concepts and techniques developed in this cutting-edge guide.

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Evaluate power-supply systems
  • Predict and specify how linear regulators perform and respond to variations in their supplies, loads, and other working conditions
  • Work with semiconductor devices–resistors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors
  • Combine microelectronic components to design current mirrors, differential pairs, differential amplifiers, linear low-dropout regulators, and their variants
  • Close and stabilize feedback control loops that regulate voltages and currents
  • Design circuits that establish reliable bias currents and reference circuits
  • Determine the small-signal dynamics of analog ICs and analog systems
  • Establish independent, stable, noise-free, and predictable power-supply voltages
  • Implement overcurrent, thermal, reverse-battery, and ESD protection
  • Test, measure, and evaluate linear regulator ICs

Design of low-noise amplifiers for ultra-wideband communications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Authors Roberto Diaz Ortega [and three others]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Cutting-edge techniques for ultra-wideband, low-noise amplifier design

This pioneering resource presents alternatives for implementing power- and area-efficient integrated low-noise amplifiers for ultra-wideband communications. Design methodologies for distributed amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, inductor structures with reduced area, and inductorless techniques are discussed. Cowritten by international experts in industry and academia, this book addresses the state of the art in integrated circuit design in the context of emerging systems.

Design of Low-Noise Amplifiers for Ultra-Wideband Communications covers:

  • Ultra-wideband overview and system approach
  • Distributed amplifiers
  • Wideband low-noise amplifiers
  • Feedback wideband low-noise amplifiers
  • Inductorless techniques

RF circuit design techniques for MF-UHF applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Abdullah Eroglu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

Magnetic resonance imaging, semiconductor processing, and RFID are some of the critical applications within the medium frequency (MF) to ultrahigh frequency (UHF) range that require RF designers to have a solid understanding of analytical and experimental RF techniques. Designers need to be able to design components and devices cost effectively, and integrate them with high efficiency, minimal loss, and required power. Computer-aided design (CAD) tools also play an important part in helping to reduce costs and improve accuracy through optimization. RF Circuit Design Techniques for MF-UHF Applications explains how to design, simulate, and implement RF/microwave components and devices for applications within the medium frequency (MF) to ultrahigh frequency (UHF) range. The book makes RF design simple by expertly blending theory, simulation, and practical application examples.

A Practical Guide to RF Circuit Design in the MF-UHF Range: Theory, Simulation, and Real-World Application Examples

After a review of network parameters used in the analysis of RF components and devices, the book examines MF-UHF design techniques in detail. These include techniques for designing high-power microstrip circuits, directional couplers, transformers, composite and multilayer inductors, filters, combiners/dividers, and RFID systems. For every device, the book gives the required theory and then explains the verification process with CAD tools. In addition, each design is illustrated with real-life implementation examples that use a variety of CAD tools such as MATLAB®, Mathcad, HFSS™, Ansoft Designer®, Sonnet®, and PSpice®. Design tables, curves, and charts are included to demonstrate an efficient design process. Throughout, the book also offers practical hints to help engineers shorten the design time.

Design MF-UHF Devices More Cost-Effectively

The book reflects the optimum design methodology used in RF engineering, from the application of theory, to simulation for verification, to experimentation. Packed with useful techniques, tips, and examples, it is an invaluable resource for engineers, researchers, and students working in the MF-UHF range.


Modern power system analysis, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Turan Gonen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

Most textbooks that deal with the power analysis of electrical engineering power systems focus on generation or distribution systems. Filling a gap in the literature, Modern Power System Analysis, Second Edition introduces readers to electric power systems, with an emphasis on key topics in modern power transmission engineering. Throughout, the book familiarizes readers with concepts and issues relevant to the power utility industry.

A Classroom-Tested Power Engineering Text That Focuses on Power Transmission

Drawing on the author’s industry experience and more than 42 years teaching courses in electrical machines and electric power engineering, this book explains the material clearly and in sufficient detail, supported by extensive numerical examples and illustrations. New terms are defined when they are first introduced, and a wealth of end-of-chapter problems reinforce the information presented in each chapter.

Topics covered include:

  • Power system planning
  • Transmission line parameters and the steady-state performance of transmission lines
  • Disturbance of system components
  • Symmetrical components and sequence impedances
  • Analysis of balanced and unbalanced faults—including shunt, series, and simultaneous faults
  • Transmission line protection
  • Load-flow analysis

Designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students as a two-semester or condensed one-semester text, this classroom-tested book can also be used for self-study. In addition, the detailed explanations and useful appendices make this updated second edition a handy reference for practicing power engineers in the electrical power utility industry.

What’s New in This Edition

  • 35 percent new material
  • Updated and expanded material throughout
  • Topics on transmission line structure and equipment
  • Coverage of overhead and underground power transmission
  • Expanded discussion and examples on power flow and substation design
  • Extended impedance tables and expanded coverage of per unit systems in the appendices
  • New appendix containing additional solved problems using MATLAB®
  • New glossary of modern power system analysis terminology

Enhanced phase-locked loop structures for power and energy applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Masoud Karimi-Ghartemani
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

Filling the gap in the market dedicated to PLL structures for power systems

Internationally recognized expert Dr. Masoud Karimi-Ghartemani brings over twenty years of experience working with PLL structures to Enhanced Phase-Locked Loop Structures for Power and Energy Applications, the only book on the market specifically dedicated to PLL architectures as they apply to power engineering. As technology has grown and spread to new devices, PLL has increased in significance for power systems and the devices that connect with the power grid. This book discusses the PLL structures that are directly applicable to power systems using simple language, making it easily digestible for a wide audience of engineers, technicians, and graduate students.

Enhanced phase-locked loop (EPLL) has become the most widely utilized architecture over the past decade, and many books lack explanation of the structural differences between PLL and EPLL. This book discusses those differences and also provides detailed instructions on using EPLL for both single-phase applications and three-phase applications. The book’s major topics include:

  • A basic look at PLL and its standard structure
  • A full explanation of EPLL
  • EPLL extensions and modifications
  • Digital implementation of EPLL
  • Extensions of EPLL to three-phase structures

Dr. Karimi-Ghartemani provides basic analysis that helps readers understand each of the structures presented without requiring complicated mathematical proofs. His book is filled with illustrated examples and simulations that connect theory to the real world, making Enhanced Phase-Locked Loop Structures for Power and Energy Applications an ideal reference for anyone working with inverters, rectifiers, and related technologies.


Practical electronics for inventors, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Paul Scherz, Simon Monk
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR

“If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors….perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics….I’ve been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait.”–GeekDad (Wired.com)

Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets. This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Find out how to select components, safely assemble circuits, perform error tests, and build plug-and-play prototypes. Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition, features all-new chapters on sensors, microcontrollers, modular electronics, and the latest software tools.

Coverage includes:

  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
  • Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
  • Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
  • Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
  • Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms, including Arduino
  • DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
  • Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
  • Modular electronics and prototyping

Jan 22

Donated by : Prof. Ariel S. Betan

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Jan 12

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 21 : November 23, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 22-23 : November 30/December 7, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 24 : December 14, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 25-26 : December 21, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 27-28 : December 28, 2015/ January 4, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 106, no. 634 : December 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 228, no. 4 : October 2015
Publisher National Geographic Society


Portal : Your Insight into the Philippine Mining Industry

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 4, no. 4 : 2015 (Fourth Quarter)
Publisher Media Access Inc.