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Digital design and computer architecture, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba (CoE 113, EEE 21/105)

Authors David Money Harris, Sarah L. Harris
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Digital Design and Computer Architecture takes a unique and modern approach to digital design. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, Harris and Harris use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for what follows: the design of an actual MIPS processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how it works. Harris and Harris have combined an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design.

This second edition has been updated with new content on I/O systems in the context of general purpose processors found in a PC as well as microcontrollers found almost everywhere. The new edition provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. High-level descriptions of I/O interfaces found in PCs include USB, SDRAM, WiFi, PCI Express, and others. In addition to expanded and updated material throughout, SystemVerilog is now featured in the programming and code examples (replacing Verilog), alongside VHDL. This new edition also provides additional exercises and a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.

SECOND Edition Features

  • Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a MIPS microprocessor.
  • Features side-by-side examples of the two most prominent Hardware Description Languages (HDLs)―SystemVerilog and VHDL―which illustrate and compare the ways each can be used in the design of digital systems.
  • Includes examples throughout the text that enhance the reader’s understanding and retention of key concepts and techniques.
  • Companion Web site includes links to CAD tools for FPGA design from Altera and Mentor Graphics, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing

  • Presents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengths
  • Includes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture
  • Companion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Instructors can also register at for access to:

  • Solutions to all exercises (PDF)
  • Lab materials with solutions
  • HDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions
  • Lecture slides (PPT)
  • Sample exams
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Figures from the text (JPG, PPT)


Electric drives, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan C. Nerves (EE 246)

Authors Ion Boldea, S.A. Nasar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Electric drives are everywhere, and with the looming promise of electric vehicles and renewable energy, they will become more complex and the demands on their capabilities will continue to increase. To keep up with these trends, students require hands-on knowledge and a keen understanding of the subtleties involved in the operation of modern electric drives. The best-selling first edition of Electric Drives provided such an understanding, and this Second Edition offers the same approach with up-to-date coverage of all major types of electric drives, both constant and variable speed.

This book provides a self-contained treatment of low-, medium-, and large-power drives illustrated by numerous application examples, problems, digital simulation results, and test results for both steady state and dynamic operation. This edition features updated material in every chapter, including references; new material on AC brush series motors, capacitor-split inductor motors, single-phase PMSMs and switched reluctance motors, and tooth-wound PMSMs, all with numerical examples; new case studies on AC synchronous and induction motors; and a new chapter on control of electric generators. The companion CD-ROM features the full text, class slides for instructors, and MATLAB® simulations of 10 closed-loop drives, two of which are new to this edition.

With a practical, hands-on approach, Electric Drives, Second Edition is the ideal textbook to help students design, simulate, build, and test modern electric drives, from simple to complex.

Transformers : analysis, design, and measurement

Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan C. Nerves (EE 145)

Editors Xose M. Lopez-Fernandez, H. Bulent Ertan, Janusz Turowski
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

Recent catastrophic blackouts have exposed major vulnerabilities in the existing generation, transmission, and distribution systems of transformers widely used for energy transfer, measurement, protection, and signal coupling. As a result, the reliability of the entire power system is now uncertain, and many blame severe underinvestment, aging technology, and a conservative approach to innovation.

Composed of contributions from noted industry experts around the world, Transformers: Analysis, Design, and Measurement offers invaluable information to help designers and users overcome these and other challenges associated with the design, construction, application, and analysis of transformers. This book is divided into three sections to address contemporary economic, design, diagnostic, and maintenance aspects associated with power, instrument, and high-frequency transformers.

Topics covered include:

  • Design considerations
  • Capability to withstand short circuits
  • Insulation problems
  • Stray losses, screening, and local excessive heating hazard
  • Shell type and superconducting transformers
  • Links between design and maintenance
  • Component-related diagnostics and reliability
  • Economics of life-cycle cost, design review, and risk-management methods
  • Parameter measurement and prediction

This book is an essential tool for understanding and implementing solutions that will ensure improvements in the development, maintenance, and life-cycle management of optimized transformers. This will lead to enhanced safety and reliability and lower costs for the electrical supply. Illustrating the need for close cooperation between users and manufacturers of transformers, this book outlines ways to achieve many crucial power objectives. Among these, the authors focus on the growing demand for transformer miniaturization, increased transmitted power density, and use of advanced materials to meet the requirements of power materials running under higher operational frequencies.

Suggesting ways to redirect resources and exploit new technologies―such as computational modeling software―this book presents relatively inexpensive, simple, ready-to-implement strategies to advance transformers, improve power system integrity, reduce environmental impact, and much more.

A theoretical introduction to numerical analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Manuel C. Ramos (EE 290)

Authors Victor S. Ryaben’kii, Semyon V. Tsynkov
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

A Theoretical Introduction to Numerical Analysis presents the general methodology and principles of numerical analysis, illustrating these concepts using numerical methods from real analysis, linear algebra, and differential equations. The book focuses on how to efficiently represent mathematical models for computer-based study.

An accessible yet rigorous mathematical introduction, this book provides a pedagogical account of the fundamentals of numerical analysis. The authors thoroughly explain basic concepts, such as discretization, error, efficiency, complexity, numerical stability, consistency, and convergence. The text also addresses more complex topics like intrinsic error limits and the effect of smoothness on the accuracy of approximation in the context of Chebyshev interpolation, Gaussian quadratures, and spectral methods for differential equations. Another advanced subject discussed, the method of difference potentials, employs discrete analogues of Calderon’s potentials and boundary projection operators. The authors often delineate various techniques through exercises that require further theoretical study or computer implementation.

By lucidly presenting the central mathematical concepts of numerical methods, A Theoretical Introduction to Numerical Analysis provides a foundational link to more specialized computational work in fluid dynamics, acoustics, and electromagnetism.

Introduction to the calculus of variations, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

Author Bernard Dacorogna
Place of Publication Covent Garden, London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Imperial College Press

The calculus of variations is one of the oldest subjects in mathematics, and it is very much alive and still evolving. Besides its mathematical importance and its links to other branches of mathematics, such as geometry or differential equations, it is widely used in physics, engineering, economics and biology.

This book serves both as a guide to the expansive existing literature and as an aid to the non-specialist — mathematicians, physicists, engineers, students or researchers — in discovering the subject’s most important problems, results and techniques. Despite the aim of addressing non-specialists, mathematical rigor has not been sacrificed; most of the theorems are either fully proved or proved under more stringent conditions.

In this new edition, several new exercises have been added. The book, containing a total of 119 exercises with detailed solutions, is well designed for a course at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Readership: Graduate and undergraduate students taking a course in analysis and differential equations.

Establishment of a regional program for the promotion of internship scheme for staff exchanges and visits for skills training : final report

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

Place of Publication Makati City
Date of Publication [2014]


This final report is documentation of the Establishment of a Regional Program for the Promotion of Internship Scheme for Staff Exchanges and Visits for Skills training Project which is an initiative under the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development (2010-20150 and one of the priority projects under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint for the period 2010-2014.

It is a pioneering undertaking in the region in light of the economic integration aimed at improving the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises in ASEAN Member States.  It describes the current internship practices and schemes in the four priority sectors:  Fashion, Furniture, Handicrafts and Interactive Digital Media in the region.

The Report likewise details the conduct and outcomes of the various methodologies employed in the process of developing and creating an ASEAN Internship Framework and a cooperation network within the region consisting of the various stakeholders including the industry players, the academe and government instrumentalities to strengthen their linkages and enhance their competencies exposure activities.

Guidebook on ASEAN SME staff exchanges and internships

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

Place of Publication Makati City
Date of Publication [2014]


As the ASEAN Region draws closer to the realization of its vision to establish a unified economic community, the need to crystallize the modes of engagement and definition of roles between and among Member States and their instrumentalities is becoming more evident.

This Guidebook is a response to such necessity.  It elucidates the processes involved to operationalize the Internship and Staff Exchange Program in the ASEAN Region.  It is a step-by-step manual that explains the process framework in the conduct of internship and staff exchanges by participating ASEAN Member States.  It also provides a menu of internship schemes available to micro, small and medium enterprises.

This Guidebook tries to explain as well the benefits that may be gained by all the participants in the Internship and Staff Exchange program: the intern, the host enterprise, the industry associations, the academic institutions, among others.  This Guidebook also proposes the creation of a Coordinating Body which would facilitate the effective and structured conduct of skills training and internship/staff exchanges.

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