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CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

LTE, the UMTS long term evolution: from theory to practice
(ECE 198)

Authors Stefania Sesia, Issam Toufik, Matthew Baker
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

LTE – The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice provides the reader with a comprehensive system-level understanding of LTE, built on explanations of the theories which underlie it. The book is the product of a collaborative effort of key experts representing a wide range of companies actively participating in the development of LTE, as well as academia. This gives the book a broad, balanced and reliable perspective on this important technology. Lucid yet thorough, the book devotes particular effort to explaining the theoretical concepts in an accessible way, while retaining scientific rigour. It highlights practical implications and draws comparisons with the well-known WCDMA/HSPA standards. The authors not only pay special attention to the physical layer, giving insight into the fundamental concepts of OFDMA, SC-FDMA and MIMO, but also cover the higher protocol layers and system architecture to enable the reader to gain an overall understanding of the system.

Key Features:

  • Draws on the breadth of experience of a wide range of key experts from both industry and academia, giving the book a balanced and broad perspective on LTE
  • Provides a detailed description and analysis of the complete LTE system, especially the ground-breaking new physical layer
  • Offers a solid treatment of the underlying advances in fundamental communications and information theory on which LTE is based
  • Addresses practical issues and implementation challenges related to the deployment of LTE as a cellular system
  • Includes an accompanying website containing a complete list of acronyms related to LTE, with a brief description of each (http://www.wiley.com/go/sesia_theumts)

This book is an invaluable reference for all research and development engineers involved in LTE implementation, as well as graduate and PhD students in wireless communications. Network operators, service providers and R&D managers will also find this book insightful.

 

Introduction to digital filters: with audio applications.

Author Julius O. Smith III
Place of Publication [S.I.]
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher W3K


A digital filter can be pictured as a “black box” that accepts a sequence of numbers and emits a new sequence of numbers. In digital audio signal processing applications, such number sequences usually represent sounds. For example, digital filters are used to implement graphic equalizers and other digital audio effects. This book is a gentle introduction to digital filters, including mathematical theory, illustrative examples, some audio applications, and useful software starting points. The theory treatment begins at the high-school level, and covers fundamental concepts in linear systems theory and digital filter analysis. Various “small” digital filters are analyzed as examples, particularly those commonly used in audio applications. Matlab programming examples are emphasized for illustrating the use and development of digital filters in practice.

Principles of digital audio, 6th ed.
(EE 221)

Author Ken C. Pohlmann
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill


This definitive text provides comprehensive coverage of today’s leading digital audio technologies as well as a thorough survey of fundamentals and theory. Written by well-known audio engineering expert and best-selling author Ken Pohlmann, four previous editions have been valued for their clear explanations and have been widely used as college texts and professional references. The fifth edition of Principles of Digital Audio has been extensively updated and revised to reflect ongoing widespread changes in the audio industry.

Beginning with an in-depth discussion of digital audio recording and reproduction, the text then details perceptual low bit-rate coding, CD and DVD disc formats, digital audio broadcasting, internet and network audio, and DSP. From the basic theory to the latest technological advancements, Principles of Digital Audio completely covers this multifaceted field, including topics such as:

  • MP3, AAC, and Dolby Digital audio coding
  • DVD playback and recording formats
  • PC-based desktop audio systems
  • 5.1-channel surround-sound coding
  • HD Radio and satellite radio
  • Music downloading and streaming
  • Digital signal processing

Physical audio signal processing for virtual musical instruments and digital audio effects

Author Julius O. Smith III
Place of Publication [Stanford?]
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher W3K Publishing


This book describes signal-processing models and methods that are used in constructing virtual musical instruments and audio effects. Specific topics considered include delay effects such as phasing, flanging, the Leslie effect, and artificial reverberation; virtual acoustic musical instruments such as guitars, pianos, bowed strings, woodwinds, and brasses; and various component technologies such as digital waveguide modeling, wave digital modeling, commuted synthesis, resonator factoring, feedback delay networks, digital interpolation, Doppler simulation, nonlinear elements, finite difference schemes, passive signal processing, and associated software.


Recommended By Prof. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Grid converters for photovoltaic and wind power systems.

Authors Remus Teodorescu, Marco Liserre, Pedro Rodriguez
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Grid converters are the key player in renewable energy integration. The high penetration of renewable energy systems is calling for new more stringent grid requirements. As a consequence, the grid converters should be able to exhibit advanced functions like: dynamic control of active and reactive power, operation within a wide range of voltage and frequency, voltage ride-through capability, reactive current injection during faults, grid services support.

This book explains the topologies, modulation and control of grid converters for both photovoltaic and wind power applications. In addition to power electronics, this book focuses on the specific applications in photovoltaic wind power systems where grid condition is an essential factor.
With a review of the most recent grid requirements for photovoltaic and wind power systems, the book discusses these other relevant issues:

  • modern grid inverter topologies for photovoltaic and wind turbines
  • islanding detection methods for photovoltaic systems
  • synchronization techniques based on second order generalized integrators (SOGI)
  • advanced synchronization techniques with robust operation under grid unbalance condition grid filter design and active damping techniques
  • power control under grid fault conditions, considering both positive and negative sequences

Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems is intended as a coursebook for graduated students with a background in electrical engineering and also for professionals in the evolving renewable energy industry.

Electric distribution systems

Authors Abdelhay A. Sallam, Om P. Malik
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-IEEE Press


This book provides a comprehensive treatment of electric distribution systems. Few books cover specific topics in more depth and there is hardly any book that deals with the key topics of interest to distribution system engineers. The book introduces these topics from two points of view:

  1. The practical point of view by providing practical examples and the problems which can be solved.
  2. The academic point of view where the analysis and various techniques used for distribution system planning are explained.

The most outstanding feature of this book is a combination of practical and academic explanation of its contents. Another outstanding feature is a collection of the traditional and current topics of distribution systems condensed into one book.

The reader will gain an understanding of distribution systems from both practical and academic aspects, will be able to outline and design a distribution system for specific loads, cities, zones, etc.. Readers will also be able to recognize the problems which may occur during the operation of distribution systems and be able to propose solutions for these problems.


Recommended By Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

PSPICE and MATLAB for electronics: an integrated approach, 2nd ed.
(EE 241, EEE 53)

Author John Okyere Attia
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press


Used collectively, PSPICE and MATLAB® are unsurpassed for circuit modeling and data analysis. PSPICE can perform DC, AC, transient, Fourier, temperature, and Monte Carlo analysis of electronic circuits with device models and subsystem subcircuits. MATLAB can then carry out calculations of device parameters, curve fitting, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, statistical analysis, and two- and three-dimensional plots. PSPICE and MATLAB® for Electronics: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition illustrates how to use the strong features of PSPICE and the powerful functions of MATLAB for electronic circuit analysis.

After introducing the basic commands and advanced features of PSPICE as well as ORCAD schematics, the author discusses MATLAB fundamentals and functions. He then describes applications of PSPICE and MATLAB for problem solving. Applications covered include diodes, operational amplifiers, and transistor circuits.

New to the Second Edition

  • Updated MATLAB topics
  • Schematic capture and text-based PSPICE netlists in several chapters
  • New chapter on PSPICE simulation using the ORCAD schematic capture program
  • New examples and problems, along with a revised bibliography in each chapter

This second edition continues to provide an introduction to PSPICE and a simple, hands-on overview of MATLAB. It also demonstrates the combined power of PSPICE and MATLAB for solving electronics problems. The book encourages readers to explore the characteristics of semiconductor devices using PSPICE and MATLAB and apply the two software packages for analyzing electronic circuits and systems.


Recommended By Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Computer systems: an integrated approach to architecture and operating systems
(EEE 105, CoE 113)

Authors Umakishore Ramachandran, William D. Leahy
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson

In the early days of computing, hardware and software systems were designed separately. Today, as multicore systems predominate, this separation is becoming impractical. Computer Systems examines the key elements of all computer systems using an integrated approach that treats hardware and software as part of the same, larger system. Students gain important insights into the interplay between hardware and software and leave the course with a better understanding of a modern computer system.

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