The Essence of Logic Circuits. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2244744
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering The Essence of Logic Circuits Second Edition Today, designing state–of–the–art circuits means packing more and more logic on a chip while avoiding timing faults. Featuring extensive introductory material, this complete, carefully organized guide brings you valuable information on designing logic circuits to meet the rising demands on modern circuit technology. The Essence of Logic Circuits allows computer engineers, computer scientists, and students to start from scratch and gain a comprehensive understanding of the most important topics in the field:
  • Boolean algebra and Karnaugh maps
  • Fault detection
  • Hazards and metastability
  • CMOS circuits
  • Computer–aided design
  • Symmetric and iterative functions
  • Arbiters and synchronizers
  • Self–timed circuits and handshaking methods
  • Latches and C–elements
  • And more!
Complete with examples throughout, this book is ideal for engineers and students who want to achieve competence in modern logic circuit technology and a greater knowledge of the implementation of digital computers.
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Boolean Algebra Applied to Logic Circuits.

Designing Combinational Logic Circuits.

Combinational Logic Circuits in Regular Forms.

Symmetric and Iterative Circuits.

Sequential Logic Circuits.

Software Tools.

Postscript on Professionalism.

Appendix A1: Number Systems and Codes.

Appendix A2: Simple Electrical Circuits.

Appendix A3: MOS–Based Technologies.

Appendix A4: Bipolar Families.


Solutions to Selected Problems.

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Biographical Sketch Dr. Stephen H. Unger has made important contributions to logic circuit design theory over a period of many years. This has included significant work on hazards, flow table reduction, iterative circuits, clocking schemes, and self–timed systems. His book Asynchronous Sequential Switching Circuits is a basic reference in that field. Dr. Unger′s graduate work was at MIT, and he subsequently was a member of the technical staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories for almost 5 years. His industrial experience also includes work at RCA Laboratories and IBM. He is a professor of both Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, where he recently was instrumental in organizing a degree program in computer engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the AAAS. Mostly through the IEEE (as a member of the Board of Directors and former president of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology), Dr. Unger has also been active in the areas of engineering ethics and technology policy.
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