With the proliferation of VHDL, the reference material also grew in the same order. Today there is good amount of scholarly literature including many books describing various aspects of VHDL. However, an in-depth review of these books reveals a different story. Many of them have emerged simply as an improved version of the manual. While some of them deal with the system design issues, they lack appropriate exemplifying to illustrate the concepts. Others give large number of examples, but lack the VLSI system design issues. In nutshell, the fact which gone unnoticed by most of the books, is the growth of the VLSI is not merely due to the language itself, but more due to the development of large number of third party tools useful from the FPGA or semicustom ASIC realization point of view. In the proposed book, the authors have synergized the VHDL programming with appropriate EDA tools so as to present a full proof system design to the readers. In this book along with the VHDL coding issues, the simulation and synthesis with the various tool sets enables the potential reader to visualize the final design. The VHDL design codes have been synthesized using different third party tools such as Xilinx Web pack Ver.11, Modelsim PE, Leonrado Spectrum and Synplify Pro. Mixed flow illustrated by using the above mentioned tools presents an insight to optimize the design with reference to the spatial, temporal and power metrics.
Surrogate models expedite the search for promising designs by standing in for expensive design evaluations or simulations. They provide a global model of some metric of a design (such as weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, etc.), which can then be optimized efficiently. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is a self-contained guide to surrogate models and their use in engineering design. The fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate are presented in a manner accessible to novices in the field. Figures are used liberally to explain the key concepts and clearly show the differences between the various techniques, as well as to emphasize the intuitive nature of the conceptual and mathematical reasoning behind them. <p> More advanced and recent concepts are each presented in stand-alone chapters, allowing the reader to concentrate on material pertinent to their current design problem, and concepts are clearly demonstrated using simple design problems. This collection of advanced concepts (visualization, constraint handling, coping with noisy data, gradient-enhanced modelling, multi-fidelity analysis and multiple objectives) represents an invaluable reference manual for engineers and researchers active in the area. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is complemented by a suite of Matlab codes, allowing the reader to apply all the techniques presented to their own design problems. By applying statistical modelling to engineering design, this book bridges the wide gap between the engineering and statistics communities. It will appeal to postgraduates and researchers across the academic engineering design community as well as practising design engineers. <p> <ul> <li>Provides an inclusive and practical guide to using surrogates in engineering design. <li>Presents the fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate model. <li>Guides the reader through the practical implementation of a surrogate-based design process using a set of case studies from real engineering design challenges. </ul> <p> <b>Accompanied by a companion website featuring Matlab software at</b> <b><u><a href="http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester">http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester</a></u></b>
Practicing designers, students, and educators in the semiconductor field face an ever expanding portfolio of MOSFET models. In "Compact MOSFET Models for VLSI Design," A.B. Bhattacharyya presents a unified perspective on the topic, allowing the practitioner to view and interpret device phenomena concurrently using different modeling strategies. Readers will learn to link device physics with model parameters, helping to close the gap between device understanding and its use for optimal circuit performance. Bhattacharyya also lays bare the core physical concepts that will drive the future of VLSI development, allowing readers to stay ahead of the curve, despite the relentless evolution of new models.
Adopts a unified approach to guide students through the confusing array of MOSFET models Links MOS physics to device models to prepare practitioners for real-world design activities Helps fabless designers bridge the gap with off-site foundries Features rich coverage of: quantum mechanical related phenomena Si-Ge strained-Silicon substrate non-classical structures such as Double Gate MOSFETs Presents topics that will prepare readers for long-term developments in the field Includes solutions in every chapter Can be tailored for use among students and professionals of many levels Comes with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice and advanced study
This book is essential for students specializing in VLSI Design and indispensible for design professionals in the microelectronics and VLSI industries. Written to serve a number of experience levels, it can be used either as a course textbook or practitioner's reference.
Access the MATLAB code, solution manual, and lecture materials at the companion website: www.wiley.com/go/bhattacharyya
Resources starting at page 49 are from experts who have experience in the use of projects. Those projects can be displayed in portfolios.This presentation is available in person. Call (954) 646 8246 and we'll show you what your teachers could do with their students. If you prefer, we can guide your teachers by phone...no charge. The aim is to get more schools using portfolios. Free ebook TinyURL.com/sunportfolios5Tony Wagner (Harvard University, author of books about innovations in education) put it simply: The world doesn't care about what students know. It wants to see what students have done with what they have learned.Students at High Tech High put their work on display. Your school could do better: Add links to video presentations by your students explaining their work. I want to hear the students at High Tech High describing the process that they went through. Their portfolios are flat, two-dimensional, and static. Even the best digital portfolios simply sit there on the screen, waiting to be read. Why not add a video link so that future employers and college admission officers can hear the voices of your students? Why not "one-up" the High Tech High standard for Digital Portfolios?We look forward to searching your school's website and finding a link to Digital Portfolios ("a list of websites made by our students")We want to see what your teachers and students do with this idea. You can get this book summarized on YOUTUBE by going to TinyURL.com/sunTonyWagner
Designing structures to withstand the effects of fire is challenging, and requires a series of complex design decisions. This third edition of Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures provides practising fire safety engineers with the tools to design structures to withstand fires. This text details standard industry design decisions, and offers expert design advice, with relevant historical data.
It includes extensive data on materials' behaviour and modeling -- concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, timber, masonry, and aluminium. While weighted to the fire sections of the Eurocodes, this book also includes historical data to allow older structures to be assessed. It extensively covers fire damage investigation, and includes as far back as possible, the background to code methods to enable the engineer to better understand why certain procedures are adopted.
What's new in the Third Edition?
An overview in the first chapter explains the types of design decisions required for optimum fire performance of a structure, and demonstrates the effect of temperature rise on structural performance of structural elements. It extends the sections on less common engineering materials. The section on computer modelling now includes material on coupled heat and mass transfer, enabling a better understanding of the phenomenon of spalling in concrete. It includes a series of worked examples, and provides an extensive reference section.
Readers require a working knowledge of structural mechanics and methods of structural design at ambient conditions, and are helped by some understanding of thermodynamics of heat transfer. This book serves as a resource for engineers working in the field of fire safety, consultants who regularly carry out full fire safety design for structure, and researchers seeking background information.
Dr John Purkiss is a chartered civil and structural engineer/consultant and former lecturer in structural engineering at Aston University, UK.
Dr Long-Yuan Li is Professor of Structural Engineering at Plymouth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
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