CS & EEE NEW BOOKS: AUGUST 2008 (part 3)



Radio access networks for UMTS : principles and practice

Author Chris Johnson
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This book provides a comprehensive description of “Radio Access Networks for UMTS” . The main content is based upon the release 6 version of the 3GPP specifications. Changes since the release 99 version are described while some of the new features from the release 7 version are introduced.

“Radio Access Networks for UMTS” is ideal for mobile telecommunications engineers working for equipment vendors, operators and regulators. It will also appeal to system designers, technical managers and students.

Radio-frequency and microwave communication circuits : analysis and design

Author Devendra Misra
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Wiley

A unique and accessible treatment of the design and analysis of radio-frequency and microwave circuits in modern communications systems

Extensive appendices include logarithmic units, design equations for selected transmission lines, and a list of useful abbreviations. The author provides 130 solved examples with step-by-step explanations and nearly 200 class-tested problems, which allow easy study and quick reference. A comprehensive introduction for students and an up-to-date reference source for practitioners, Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design provides total coverage of this fast-growing and vital technology.

Reliability modeling, analysis and optimization

Author [edited by] Hoang Pham
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher World Scientific

As our modern information-age society grows in complexity both in terms of embedded systems and applications, the problems and challenges in reliability become ever more complex. Bringing together many of the leading experts in the field, this volume presents a broad picture of current research on system modeling and optimization in reliability and its applications. The book comprises twenty-three chapters organized into four parts: Reliability Modeling, Software Quality Engineering, Software Reliability, and Maintenance and Inspection Policies. These sections cover a wide range of important topics, including system reliability modeling, optimization, software reliability and quality, maintenance theory and inspection, reliability failure analysis, sampling plans and schemes, software development processes and improvement, stochastic process modeling, statistical distributions and analysts, fault-tolerant performance, software measurements and cost effectiveness, queueing theory and applications, system availability, reliability of repairable systems, testing sampling inspection, software capability maturity model, accelerated life modeling, statistical control, and HALT testing.

RF and microwave transistor oscillator design

Author Andrei Grebennikov
Place of Publication Chichester ; Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

The increase of consumer electronics and communications applications using Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave circuits has implications for oscillator design. Applications working at higher frequencies and using novel technologies have led to a demand for more robust circuits with higher performance and functionality, but decreased costs, size and power consumption. As a result, there is also a need for more efficient oscillators.

RFID : a guide to radio frequency identification

Author V. Daniel Hunt, Albert Puglia, Mike Puglia
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This book provides an introduction to RFID technology. It describes and addresses the following: How RFID works, how it is and can be used in current and future applications. The History of RFID technology, the current state of practice and where RFID is expected to be taken in the future. The role of middleware software to route data between the RFID network and the information technology systems within an organization. Commercial and government use of RFID technology with an emphasis on a wide range of applications including retail and consumer packaging, transportation and distribution of products, industrial and manufacturing operations, security and access control. Industry standards and the regulatory compliance environment and finally, the privacy issues faced by the public and industry regarding the deployment of RFID technology.

Scientific writing : a reader and writer’s guide

Author Jean-Luc Lebrun
Place of Publication Hackensack, N. J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific

Given that scientific material can be hard to comprehend, sustained attention and memory retention become major reader challenges. Scientific writers must not only present their science, but also work hard to generate and sustain the interest of readers. Attention-getters, sentence progression, expectation-setting, and “memory offloaders” are essential devices to keep readers and reviewers engaged. The writer needs to have a clear understanding of the role played by each part of a paper, from its eye-catching title to its eye-opening conclusion. This book walks through the main parts of a paper; that is, those parts which create the critical first impression. The unique approach in this book is its focus on the reader rather than the writer. Senior scientists who supervise staff and postgraduates can use the book to review drafts and to help with the writing as well as the science. Young researchers can find solid guidelines that reduce the confusion all new writers face. Published scientists can finally move from what feels right to what is right, identifying mistakes they thought were acceptable, and fully appreciating their responsibility: to guide the reader along carefully laid-out reading tracks.

Skew-tolerant circuit design

Author David Harris
Place of Publication San Francisco
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

As advances in technology and circuit design boost operating frequencies of microprocessors, DSPs and other fast chips, new design challenges continue to emerge. One of the major performance limitations in today’s chip designs is clock skew, the uncertainty in arrival times between a pair of clocks. Increasing clock frequencies are forcing many engineers to rethink their timing budgets and to use skew-tolerant circuit techniques for both domino and static circuits. While senior designers have long developed their own techniques for reducing the sequencing overhead of domino circuits, this knowledge has routinely been protected as trade secret and has rarely been shared. Skew-Tolerant Circuit Design presents a systematic way of achieving the same goal and puts it in the hands of all designers.

Smart MEMS and sensor systems

Author Elena Gaura & Robert Newman ; with contributions from Michael Kraft, Andrew Flewitt, Davies William de Lima Monteiro.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Imperial College Press

The emphasis on research into sensor microsystems has been driven by bottom-up concerns, but in a world where systems using millions of sensors are proposed, engineers need to adopt a top-down systems engineering perspective to address the design problems posed. Smart MEMS and Sensor Systems provides this perspective. Sensor-level design is discussed in some detail to inform this top-down treatment, including a study of some state-of-the-art fabrication and integration technologies, the use of AI and ANN techniques for sensor enhancement, control/identification techniques and a case study in advanced optical MEMS. At the system level, the discussion centers on how a generic, intelligent or “cogent” sensor forms a building block for higher-level systems, including advanced multi-function arrays and networks. A design methodology for these networks is developed. The book concludes with a discussion on the continuing development of advanced intelligent sensor systems.

Software radio architecture : object-oriented approaches to wireless systems engineering

Author Joseph Mitola III
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wiley

Coverage includes:

* Market-oriented technology trends on how software radio fits in with the larger telecommunications marketplace
* Complexity drivers and their influence on hardware and software components
* System integration, emphasizing the management of processing capacity available on heterogeneous ASIC, FPGA, and DSP hardware
* Subsystem material and the unique requirements that software radio brings to the hardware and software segments?antennas, RF conversion, ADC/DAC, pooled DSP, real-time operating systems, CORBA middleware, and radio software objects
* Relevant areas of systems engineering, including design tools, cost-benefit analysis, and an extended case study, “Mobile Infrastructure for Joint Military-Civilian Disaster Relief”
* Hundreds of graphs, case studies, and Internet access to software design tools (email: jmitola@compuserve.com)

Software VNA and microwave network design and characterisation

Author Zhipeng Wu
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

Advances in computer technology and in the development of modern microwave test instruments over the past decade have given electrical engineers, researchers and university students a number of new approaches to study microwave components, devices and circuits. Vector network analyser (VNA) is a valuable tool for providing fast and accurate characterisation of microwave components and devices for other circuits working at high frequencies.

Switchmode RF power amplifiers

Author Andrei Grebennikov, Nathan O. Sokal
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

A majority of people now have a digital mobile device whether it be a cell phone, laptop, or blackberry. Now that we have the mobility we want it to be more versatile and dependable; RF power amplifiers accomplish just that. These amplifiers take a small input and make it stronger and larger creating a wider area of use with a more robust signal.
Switching mode RF amplifiers have been theoretically possible for decades, but were largely impractical because they distort analog signals until they are unrecognizable. However, distortion is not an issue with digital signals-like those used by WLANs and digital cell phones-and switching mode RF amplifiers have become a hot area of RF/wireless design. This book explores both the theory behind switching mode RF amplifiers and design techniques for them.
*Provides essential design and implementation techniques for use in cma2000, WiMAX, and other digital mobile standards
*Both authors have written several articles on the topic and are well known in the industry
*Includes specific design equations to greatly simplify the design of switchmode amplifiers

The theory and technique of electronic music

Author Miller Puckette
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co.

This is the first book to develop both the theory and the practice of synthesizing musical sounds using computers. Each chapter starts with a theoretical description of one technique or problem area and ends with a series of working examples (over 100 in all), covering a wide range of applications. A unifying approach is taken throughout; chapter two, for example, treats both sampling and wavetable synthesis as special cases of one underlying technique. Although the theory is presented quantitatively, the mathematics used goes no further than trigonometry and complex numbers. The examples and supported software — along with a machine-readable version of the text — are available on the web and maintained by a large online community. The Theory and Techniques of Electronic Music is valuable both as a textbook and as professional reading for electronic musicians and computer music researchers.

VLSI test principles and architectures : design for testability

Author edited by Laung-Terng Wang, Cheng-Wen Wu, Xiaoqing Wen
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Elsevier Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

This book is a comprehensive guide to new DFT methods that will show the readers how to design a testable and quality product, drive down test cost, improve product quality and yield, and speed up time-to-market and time-to-volume.
- Most up-to-date coverage of design for testability.
- Coverage of industry practices commonly found in commercial DFT tools but not discussed in other books.
- Numerous, practical examples in each chapter illustrating basic VLSI test principles and DFT architectures.
- Lecture slides and exercise solutions for all chapters are now available.
- Instructors are also eligible for downloading PPT slide files and MSWORD solutions files from the manual website.

Web application design and implementation: Apache 2, PHP5, MySQL, JavaScript, and Linux/Unix

Author Steven A. Gabarró
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

“Web Application Design and Implementation” uses a hands-on approach of the major technologies and programming languages to teach readers web development. Providing an understanding of all major aspects of web programming in order to achieve the construction of a database-driven website, the book features state-of-the-art programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Apache, Linux/Unix.

Wireless networking

Author Praphul Chandra … [et al.]
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer’s first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Wireless Networking: Design, Optimize, Implement delivers readers from the basics of a wireless system such as antennas and transmitters to current hot topic wireless systems and technologies. The backbone to technologies and applications such as mobile, untethered Internet access, Internet telephony, and high-quality multimedia content via the Web is completely covered in this reference.


Rich client programming : plugging into the NetBeans platform

Author Tim Boudreau, Jaroslav Tulach, Geertjan Wielenga
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Prentice Hall


The open-source NetBeans Platform is an extraordinarily powerful framework for building “write once, run anywhere” rich client applications. Now, for the first time since the release of NetBeans IDE 5.0, there’ s a comprehensive guide to rich client development on the NetBeans Platform.Written for Java developers and architects who have discovered that basic Swing components are not enough for them, this book will help you get started with NetBeans module development, master NetBeans’ key APIs, and learn proven techniques for building reliable desktop software. Each chapter is filled with practical, step-by-step instructions for creating complete rich client applications on top of the NetBeans Platform and plugins for NetBeans IDE.

Sourcebook of parallel computing

Author Jack Dongarra … [et al.]
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Parallel Computing is a compelling vision of how computation can seamlessly scale from a single processor to virtually limitless computing power. Unfortunately, the scaling of application performance has not matched peak speed, and the programming burden for these machines remains heavy. The applications must be programmed to exploit parallelism in the most efficient way possible. Today, the responsibility for achieving the vision of scalable parallelism remains in the hands of the application developer.

Systems analysis and design in a changing world, 4th ed.

Author John W. Satzinger, Robert B. Jackson, Stephen D. Burd
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

This groundbreaking title presents a balanced focus on concepts and techniques from both traditional systems analysis and the newer object-oriented approach, to provide the most complete, up-to-date coverage of systems analysis and design with a minimum of extraneous information and outdated theory. The emphasis is therefore placed on fundamentals of lasting value rather than on details of only one specific analysis and design method. At the same time, because of the diversity of development environments in the real world, coverage of all major approaches to both analysis and design are included. The importance of system models is emphasized, whether they are traditional models or object-oriented models.

Systems architecture, 5th ed.

Author Stephen D. Burd
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Thomson/Course Technology

Systems Architecture, Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for IS students. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changing nature of new technologies, and all of the end-of-chapter material has been enhanced and expanded.

Thesis projects : a guide for students in computer science and information systems, 2nd ed.

Author Mikael Berndtsson … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This second edition guides the reader through successful planning and implementation of a thesis project and provides students in computer science and information systems with all the advice they need. The reader-friendly text offers a simple step-by-step guide to the key processes involved using an approach that has been tried and tested by the authors over a number of years.

Unleashing Web 2.0 : from concepts to creativity

Author Gottfried Vossen, Stephan Hagemann
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann

The emergence of Web 2.0 is provoking challenging questions for developers: What products and services can our company provide to customers and employees using Rich Internet Applications, mash-ups, Web feeds or Ajax? Which business models are appropriate and how do we implement them? What are best practices and how do we apply them?
If you need answers to these and related questions, you need this book-a comprehensive and reliable resource that guides you into the emerging and unstructured landscape that is Web 2.0.
Gottfried Vossen is a professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Muenster in Germany. He is the European Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Information Systems-An International Journal. Stephan Hagemann is a PhD. Student in Gottfried’s research group focused on Web technologies.
* Presents a complete view of Web 2.0 including services and technologies
* Discusses potential new products and services and the technology and programming ability needed to realize them
* Offers ‘how to’ basics presenting development frameworks and best practices
* Compares and contrasts Web 2.0 with the Semantic Web

Visual design fundamentals : a digital approach, 2nd ed.

Author Alan Hashimoto
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Charles River Media

Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach, Second Edition has been completely updated to provide new insights and hands-on tutorials using the latest technology, including AdobeA(R) IllustratorA(R) and PhotoshopA(R). The book teaches the foundational information that artists and designers need to know to understand the art of two-dimensional visual design. It explores the classic elements of design (line, shape, form, value, color, and texture) and their relationship to balance, harmony, variety, and other classic design principles. The theories presented are well-established ideas in all forms of two-dimensional art and design, including drawing, painting, printmaking, graphics, and general design. These principles may also be applied to interior design, architecture, and industrial design. As artists learn the theories taught throughout the book, they’ll put these ideas into practice using a variety of hands-on tutorials covering line & shape, type combinations, letters as design elements, color composition, drawing, photo collages, and more. The tutorials use basic computer skills and techniques, and address classic tools and procedures common to all drawing and paint programs, including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Voice and video conferencing fundamentals

Author Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, and Steve Fry
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Cisco Press


Master the fundamentals of building a voice and video conferencing network with guidance from industry leaders at Cisco

* Learn the fundamentals of building voice and video conferencing capabilities into your network infrastructure
* Understand the use of different protocols, including when to use them and how
* Master other essential system needs, including establishing adequate security safeguards
* Learn from industry leaders at Cisco

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