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MicroCMOS Design

Starting at the transistor level, this book covers basic system-level CMOS design concepts applicable to modern SoCs. The text uses practical design examples to illustrate circuit design so that readers can develop an intuitive rather than conventional analytic understanding. System-level knowledge is built upon understanding fundamental concepts of noise, jitter, and frequency and phase noise. This material addresses basic abstract concepts of transistor circuits, as well as advanced topics such as ADCs and PLLs, providing a proper perspective on this advanced SoC design. Other topics include DAC, phase locked loop, frequency synthesizer, clock recovery, and digital assisting.
Author: Bang-Sup Song
CRC Press
ISBN: 1439818959
Release: 09/14/11

On Optimal Interconnections for VLSI

On Optimal Interconnections for VLSIOn Optimal Interconnections for VLSI describes, from a geometric perspective, algorithms for high-performance, high-density interconnections during the global and detailed routing phases of circuit layout. First, the book addresses area minimization, with a focus on near-optimal approximation algorithms for minimum-cost Steiner routing. In addition to practical implementations of recent methods, the implications of recent results on spanning tree degree bounds and the method of Zelikovsky are discussed. Second, the book addresses delay minimization, starting with a discussion of accurate, yet algorithmically tractable, delay models. Recent minimum-delay constructions are highlighted, including provably good cost-radius tradeoffs, critical-sink routing algorithms, Elmore delay-optimal routing, graph Steiner arborescences, non-tree routing, and wiresizing. Third, the book addresses skew minimization for clock routing and prescribed-delay routing formulations. The discussion starts with early matching-based constructions and goes on to treat zero-skew routing with provably minimum wirelength, as well as planar clock routing. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of multiple (competing) objectives, i.e., how to optimize area, delay, skew, and other objectives simultaneously. These techniques are useful when the routing instance has heterogeneous resources or is highly congested, as in FPGA routing, multi-chip packaging, and very dense layouts. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on practical algorithms and a complete self-contained development. On Optimal Interconnections for VLSI will be of use to both circuit designers (CAD tool users) as well as researchers and developers in the area of performance-driven physical design.

Authors: Andrew B. Kahng and Gabriel Robins
ISBN: 978-1441951458
Release: December 7, 2010

Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices

Fundamentals of Modern VLSI DevicesLearn the basic properties and designs of modern VLSI devices, as well as the factors affecting performance, with this thoroughly updated second edition. The first edition has been widely adopted as a standard textbook in microelectronics in many major US universities and worldwide. The internationally-renowned authors highlight the intricate interdependencies and subtle tradeoffs between various practically important device parameters, and also provide an in-depth discussion of device scaling and scaling limits of CMOS and bipolar devices. Equations and parameters provided are checked continuously against the reality of silicon data, making the book equally useful in practical transistor design and in the classroom. Every chapter has been updated to include the latest developments, such as MOSFET scale length theory, high-field transport model, and SiGe-base bipolar devices.

Authors: Yuan Taur and Tak H. Ning
ISBN: 9780521832946
Release: September 30, 2009

Nano-CMOS Design for Manufacturability: Robust Circuit and Physical Design for Sub-65nm Technology Nodes

Nano-CMOS Design for ManufacturabilityNano-CMOS Design for Manufacturability examines the challenges that design engineers face in the nano-scaled era, such as exacerbated effects and the proven design for manufacturability (DFM) methodology in the midst of increasing variability and design process interactions. In addition to discussing the difficulties brought on by the continued dimensional scaling in conformance with Moore's law, the authors also tackle complex issues in the design process to overcome the difficulties, including the use of a functional first silicon to support a predictable product ramp. Moreover, they introduce several emerging concepts, including stress proximity effects, contour-based extraction, and design process interactions. This book is the sequel to Nano-CMOS Circuit and Physical Design, taking design to technology nodes beyond 65nm geometries. Throughout the book, real-world examples simplify complex concepts, helping readers see how they can successfully handle projects on Nano-CMOS nodes. It provides a bridge that allows engineers to go from physical and circuit design to fabrication processing and, in short, make designs that are not only functional, but that also meet power and performance goals within the design schedule.

Authors: Ban P. Wong, Anurag Mittal, Greg W. Starr, Franz Zach, Victor Moroz, and Andrew Kahng
ISBN: 978-0470112809
Release: October 20, 2008

Random Networks for Communication: From Statistical Physics to Information Systems

Random  Networks for CommunicationWhen is a random network (almost) connected? How much information can it carry? How can you find a particular destination within the network? And how do you approach these questions - and others - when the network is random? The analysis of communication networks requires a fascinating synthesis of random graph theory, stochastic geometry and percolation theory to provide models for both structure and information flow. This book is the first comprehensive introduction for graduate students and scientists to techniques and problems in the field of spatial random networks. The selection of material is driven by applications arising in engineering, and the treatment is both readable and mathematically rigorous. Though mainly concerned with information-flow-related questions motivated by wireless data networks, the models developed are also of interest in a broader context, ranging from engineering to social networks, biology, and physics.

Authors: Massimo Franceschetti and Ronald Meester
ISBN: 9780521854429
Release: January 28, 2008

Confabulation Theory: The Mechanism of Thought

Confabulation TheoryConfabulation theory offers the first complete detailed explanation of the mechanism of cognition, i.e., thinking, an essential information processing capability of all enbrained Earth animals (bees, octopi, trout, ravens, humans, et al.). Concentrating on the human case, this book offers an hypothesis for the neuronal implementation of cognition, and explores the mathematics and methods of application of its mechanism. Thinking turns out to be starkly alien in comparison with all known technological approaches to information processing. While probably not yet scientifically testable, confabulation theory seems consistent with the facts of neuroscience. Beyond science, any complete detailed explanation of cognition can be investigated by applying it technologically. Multiple experiments of this nature are described in this book in complete detail. The results suggest that confabulation theory can provide the universal platform for building intelligent machines. In short, this book explains how thinking works and establishes the foundation for building machines that think.

Author: Robert Hecht-Nielsen
ISBN: 9783540496038
Release: August 24, 2007

RF Photonic Technology in Optical Fiber Links

RF Photonic Technology in Optical Fiber LinksIn many applications, radio frequency (RF) signals need to be transmitted and processed without being digitalized. Optical fiber provides a transmission medium in which RF modulated optical carriers can be transmitted and distributed with very low loss, making it more efficient and less costly than conventional electronic systems. This volume presents a review of RF photonic components, transmission systems, and signal processing examples in optical fibers from leading academic, government, and industry scientists working in this field. It also introduces the reader to various related technologies such as direct modulation of laser sources, external modulation techniques, and detectors. The text is aimed at engineers and scientists engaged in the research and development of optical fibers and analog RF applications. With an emphasis on design, performance and practical application, this book will be of particular interest to those developing novel systems based on this technology.

Author: William S. C. Chang
ISBN: 0521037085
Release: May 14, 2007

Principles of Lasers and Optics

Principles of Lasers and OpticsThis book describes the fundamental principles of the laser and the propagation of laser radiation in bulk and guided wave components. All solid state, gas, and semiconductor lasers are analyzed as macroscopic devices with susceptibility originating from quantum mechanical interactions. Additional analysis of the unique properties of coherent laser light in optical components is derived from fundamental principles.

Author: William S.C. Chang
ISBN: 0521642299
Release: February 21, 2005

Symbolic Analysis and Reduction of VLSI Circuits

Symbolic Analysis and Reduction of VLSI CircuitsSymbolic analysis is an intriguing topic in VLSI designs. The analysis methods are crucial for the applications to the parasitic reduction and analog circuit evaluation. However, analyzing circuits symbolically remains a challenging research issue. Therefore, in this book, we survey the recent results as the progress of on-going works rather than as the solution of the field.

For parasitic reduction, we approximate a huge amount of electrical parameters into a simplified RLC network. This reduction allows us to handle very large integrated circuits with given memory capacity and CPU time. A symbolic analysis approach reduces the circuit according to the network topology. Thus, the designer can maintain the meaning of the original network and perform the analysis hierarchically.

For analog circuit designs, symbolic analysis provides the relation between the tunable parameters and the characteristics of the circuit. The analysis allows us to optimize the circuit behavior.

Authors: Zhanhai Qin, Sheldon X.D. Tan, and Chung-Kuan Cheng
ISBN: 0387239049
Release: December 15, 2004

Formal Methods and Models for System Design

Formal Methods and  Models for System DesignThe gap between the size of microelectronic design/validation task and our ability to design these in a reasonable time is steadly increasing. We need tools and techniques to bridge this gap. Formal models and methods hold this promise by their focus on scalability, efficiency and design optimization. In additional, we need methodological innovations to bring formal techniques into practice. Exploiting the structure of the systems to decompose the problems into smaller ones, discovering the hierarchy and proper decomposition, abstraction, refinement, and other behavioral and structural properties of system are important for successful use of formal methods.

Authors: Rajesh Gupta, Paul Le Guernic, and Sandeep K. Shukla
ISBN: 1402080514
Release: October 1, 2004

SPARK:: A Parallelizing Approach to the High-Level Synthesis of Digital Circuits

SPARKSPARK: A Parallelizing Approach to the High - Level Synthesis of Digital Circuits presents a novel approach to the high-level synthesis of digital circuits -- that of parallelizing high-level synthesis (PHLS). This approach uses aggressive code parallelizing and code motion techniques to discover circuit optimization opportunities beyond what is possible with traditional high-level synthesis. This PHLS approach addresses the problems of the poor quality of synthesis results and the lack of controllability over the transformations applied during the high-level synthesis of system descriptions with complex control flows, that is, with nested conditionals and loops.

Authors: Sumit Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, and Nikil Dutt
ISBN: 1402078374
Release: May 2004

Design of Linear RF Outphasing Power Amplifiers

Design of Linear RF Outphasing Power AmplifiersDevoted exclusively to the outphasing power amplifier, text covers the most recent research in practical design and applications. Introduces wireless communication standards and the requirements they impose on power amplifiers. Investigates various factors contributing to outphasing system linearity degradation. DLC: Power amplifiers--Design.

Authors: Xuejun Zhang, Lawrence E. Larson, and Peter Asbeck
ISBN: 1580533744
Release: March 2003

RF MEMS: Theory, Design, and Technology

RF MEMSUltrasmall Radio Frequency and Micro-wave Microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMs), such as switches, varactors, and phase shifters, exhibit nearly zero power consumption or loss. For this reason, they are being developed intensively by corporations worldwide for use in telecommunications equipment. This book acquaints readers with the basics of RF MEMs and describes how to design practical circuits and devices with them. The author, an acknowledged expert in the field, presents a range of real-world applications and shares many valuable tricks of the trade.

Author: Gabriel M. Rebeiz
ISBN: 0471201693
Release: June 15, 2002

Interconnect Analysis and Synthesis

Interconnect Analysis and SynthesisProvides CAD researchers and engineers with powerful, state-of-the-art tools for the analysis, design, and optimization of interconnect. DLC: Interface circuits--Computer simulation.

Authors: Chung-Kuan Cheng, John Lillis, and Shen Lin
ISBN: 0471293660
Release: November 3, 1999

Codes, Curves, and Signals: Common Threads in Communications

Codes, Curves, and SignalsCodes, Curves, and Signals: Common Threads in Communications is a collection of seventeen contributions from leading researchers in communications. The book provides a representative cross-section of cutting edge contemporary research in the fields of algebraic curves and the associated decoding algorithms, the use of signal processing techniques in coding theory, and the application of information-theoretic methods in communications and signal processing. The book is organized into three parts: Curves and Codes, Codes and Signals, and Signals and Information.

Codes, Curves, and Signals: Common Threads in Communications is a tribute to the broad and profound influence of Richard E. Blahut on the fields of algebraic coding, information theory, and digital signal processing. All the contributors have individually and collectively dedicated their work to R. E. Blahut.

Codes, Curves, and Signals: Common Threads in Communications is an excellent reference for researchers and professionals.

Author: Alexander Vardy
ISBN: 0792383745
Release: December 31, 1998

Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices

Fundamentals of Modern VLSI DevicesThis book examines in detail the basic properties and design, including chip integration, of CMOS and bipolar VLSI devices and discusses the various factors that affect their performance. The authors begin with a thorough review of the relevant aspects of semiconductor physics, and proceed to a description of the design of CMOS and bipolar devices. The optimization of these devices for VLSI applications is also covered. The authors highlight the intricate interdependencies and subtle tradeoffs between those device parameters, such as power consumption and packing density, that affect circuit performance and manufacturability. They also discuss in detail the scaling, and physical limits to the scaling, of CMOS and bipolar devices. The book contains many exercises, and can be used as a textbook for senior undergraduate or first-year graduate courses on microelectronics or VLSI devices. It will also be a valuable reference volume for practicing engineers involved in research and development in the electronics industry.

Authors: Yuan Taur and Tak H. Ning
ISBN: 0521559596
Release: October 13, 1998

Wavelets and Filter Banks

Wavelets and Filter BanksThis text has had an overwhelming response from readers. Lauded by some as a marriage between math and engineering, the text features useful and balanced explanations of wavelets for both engineers and mathematicians. The explanations of difficult topics are informal and very approachable, yet rigor is not sacrificed in the process. Also included in Wavelets and Filter Banks are many examples from the MATLAB Wavelet® Toolbox.

Authors: Gilbert Strang and Truong Nguyen
ISBN: 0961408871
Release: October 1, 1996

CDMA: Principles of Spread Spectrum Communication

CDMAWritten by a leader in the creation of CDMA and an internationally recognized authority on wireless digital communication, this book gives you the technical information you need. Covers all aspects of commercial direct-sequence spread spectrum technology. DLC: Code div mult access.

Author: Andrew J. Viterbi
ISBN: 0201633744
Release: April 27, 1995

Theory of Magnetic Recording

Theory of Magnetic RecordingThis book is designed to give the student a fundamental, in-depth understanding of all the essential features of the magnetic recording process for both high density disk and tape recording. The book provides a thorough grounding in four basic areas of magnetic recording: structure and fields of heads and media, the replay process, the recording process, and medium noise analysis. Besides the fundamental issues, key systems questions of nonlinearities, overwrite, side track phenomena, error rate estimates as well as comparisons of MR and inductive heads will be discussed. The student will be able to use the information presented to design and analyze key experiments for head and medium evaluation as well as for overall system performance decisions. A parallel treatment of time and frequency response will enable the student to evaluate signal processing schemes. The book is intended either for senior-year undergraduates or first-year graduates. It assumes that the reader has had basic introductory electrical engineering or physics courses such as electricity and magnetism and applied mathematics.

Author: H. Neal Bertram
ISBN: 0521445124
Release: April 29, 1994

Electronic Materials Science: For Integrated Circuits in SI and GaAs

Electronic Materials  Science
Authors: James W. Mayer and Sylvanus S. Lau
ISBN: 0023781408
Release: August 31, 1989

Energy in Electromagnetism (Ieee Electromagnetic Waves Series)

Energy in  Electromagnetism
Author: Henry G. Booker
ISBN: 0906048591
Release: July 1982

Principles of Lasers & Optics

Author: William S.C. Chang
Release: 1980

Principles of quantum electronics: lasers;: Theory and applications (Addison-Wesley series in electrical engineering)

Author: William S.C. Chang
Release: 1969

A Vector Approach to Oscillations

Author: Henry G. Booker
Release: 1965

A theoretical analysis of the optical Faraday rotation and its application (ASD technical report)

Author: William S.C. Chang
Release: 1961