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Digital Systems Engineering William J. Dally

Digital Systems Engineering

William J. Dally

Published April 24th 2008
ISBN : 9780521061759
Paperback
696 pages
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 About the Book 

What makes some computers fast and others slow? What makes some digital systems operate reliably for years while others fail mysteriously every few hours? Why do some systems dissipate kilowatts whereas others operate from batteries? The answers toMoreWhat makes some computers fast and others slow? What makes some digital systems operate reliably for years while others fail mysteriously every few hours? Why do some systems dissipate kilowatts whereas others operate from batteries? The answers to these questions of speed, reliability, and power are all determined by the system-level electrical design of a digital system: issues of power distribution, noise management, signaling, timing, and synchronization. Digital Systems Engineering presents a comprehensive treatment of these topics. It combines a rigorous development of the fundamental principles in each area with down-to-earth examples of circuits and methods that work in practice. The book not only can serve as an undergraduate textbook, filling the gap between circuit and logic design, but also can help practicing digital designers keep up with the speed and power of modern integrated circuits. The techniques described in this book, which were once used only in supercomputers, are now essential to the correct and efficient operation of any type of digital system.