New Books: January 2009 Part II


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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