Books and Book Chapters

Modern Standard-cell Placement Techniques

X. Yang, E. Bozorgzadeh, M. Sarrafzadeh, and M. Wang, “Modern Standard-cell Placement Techniques.” Layout Optimization in VLSI Design, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Modern Standard-cell Placement Techniques

X. Yang, E. Bozorgzadeh, M. Sarrafzadeh, and M. Wang, “Modern Standard-cell Placement Techniques”. Layout Optimization in VLSI Design, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Frank Vahid and Tony Givargis. Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction

Embedded System Design:  A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction


“Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction” authored by Professor. Frank Vahid and Professor Tony Givargis was published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in October 2001. In today’s world, embedded systems are everywhere – homes, offices, cars, factories, hospitals, planes, and consumer electronics. The huge numbers and new complexity call for a new design approach, one that emphasizes high-level assembly language programming and logic design. This exciting new book presents the traditional distinct fields of software and hardware design in a new unified approach. It covers trends and challenges, introduces the design and use of single-purpose processors (hardware) and general-purpose processors (software), describes memories and buses, illustrates hardware/software tradeoffs using a digital camera example, and discusses advanced computation models, control systems, chip technologies, and modern design tools.

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The Specification Language SpecC within the PARADISE Design Environment

A. Rettberg, F. Rammig, A. Gerstlauer, D. D. Gajski, W. Hardt, and B. Kleinjohann, “The Specification Language SpecC within the PARADISE Design Environment,” Architecture and Design of Distributed Embedded Systems, edited by B. Kleinjohann, Kluwer Academic Publishers, April 2001.

Strategically Programmable Systems

E. Bozorgzadeh, R. Kastner, S. Ogrenci Memik, and M. Sarrafzadeh, “Strategically Programmable Systems,” The Computer Engineering Handbook, CRC Press, December 2001.

Andreas Gerstlauer, Rainer Doemer, Junyu Peng, and Daniel Gajski. System Design: A Practical Guide with SpecC

System Design: A Practical Guide with SpecC

Kluwer Academic Publishers has recently published a new book titled “System Design: A Practical Guide with SpecC”, authored by Gerstlauer, Dömer, Peng, and Gajski. This book will benefit designers and d
esign managers of complex SoCs, or embedded systems in general, by allowing them to develop new methodologies from these results, in order to increase design productivity by orders of magnitude. The design models in the book define IP models and functions for IP exchange between IP providers and their users. A well-defined design methodology, like the one presented in the book, will help product planning divisions to quickly develop new products or derive completely new business models, like e-design or product-on-demand.

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Daniel Gajski. Principles of Digital Design

Principles of Digtal Design


Editorial Review From Book News, Inc.

Provides an understanding of design’s fundamental principles, without requiring students to memorize a lot of technological details. Chapters 1 through 7 emphasize the traditional combinatorial and sequential design covered in most computer science and computer engineering curricula. Material on register-transfer design of general-purpose and application-specific processors–generally covered in a second course in digital design or in an introductory course in computer architecture–is also presented.

This text is designed to facilitate an understanding of the fundamental principles of design without requiring readers to memorize an excess of confusing technological details. It integrates fundamentals with state-of-the-art techniques in computer design to demonstrate the complete design process, from specification to manufacturing. The book progresses through the design process, ranging in complexity from logic and sequential levels to the levels of RISC processors and complete ASICs. It introduces a generic component library that includes practical design constraints in order to explain concepts and implement worked-out examples. The work takes a contemporary approach to logic and sequential design, emphasizing a coherent design process instead of manual design techniques. An ASIC design process is introduced based on the sequential and behavioural synthesis used in modern CAD tools.

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