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Principles of Digital Design [Paperback]

Daniel D. Gajski

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9 Sep 1996 0133011445 978-0133011449 1

Appropriate for introductory courses in digital design, computer design, computer design and computer architecture in computer engineering and computer science curricula.

This text is designed to facilitate a thorough 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.


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This book is designed to facilitate a thorough 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.

FEATURES:

  • Presents clear connections between principles and practice. (Throughout)
  • Progresses naturally and patiently through the design process, ranging in complexity from logic and sequential levels to the levels of RISC processors and complete ASICs. (Throughout)
  • Introduces a generic component library that reflects practical design constraints to help explain concepts and implement worked-out examples. (Ch. 5, 7)
  • Takes a contemporary approach to logic and sequential design, emphasizing a coherent design process instead of manual design techniques. (Throughout)
  • Introduces an ASIC design process based on the sequential and behavioral synthesis used in modern CAD tools. (Ch. 8)
  • De-mystifies the art of processor design by extending synthesis techniques to microprocessor design. (Ch. 9)
  • Demonstrates processor design on CISC and RISC processors including instruction set design and datapath design with data-forwarding and branch prediction. (Ch. 9)
  • The book features:
    • Step-by-step design procedures in each chapter.
    • Comprehensive worked examples that demonstrate designer's options and choices. (Throughout)
    • Over 300 color illustrations that use color to enhance learning and material retention.

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Amazon.com: 3.1 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's not just bad, it's terrible. 2 Dec 2006
By S. Akopov - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is just a mess. It doesn't explain a list of concepts per every chapter and what it does discuss is just hard to follow. There are too many typos in the Exercise section and even some example problems are incorrect. Then you go to check the back of the book for answers and you won't find any. So you're essentially stuck with a crappy material that is faulty in the explanation of concepts and that won't let you even check your work. As the other reviewer pointed out, the money was clearly spent on making the book look good rather than trying to proof-read it and focus on the content.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars complete ripp off!! 13 Sep 2010
By Sean Neruda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Well as i have already looked through the book it not great. It doesn't give enough examples and explain some of the concepts very briefly. Hardly a good book to learn from.

To top it off this is supposed to be the hardcover version and amazon continues to sell it as hardcover and with the price tag for a hardcover. In fact they sent me the softcover version, which has ONLY black and white pages which seem to be from recycled paper. I would expect this from an international edition but it doesn't seem to be one. I checked my invoice and sure enough it says hardcover. I called and asked for a replacement and they assured me they would send me a hardcover. They took about 15 days just to get the replacement shipped but were quick to suggest i ship the book i have immediately. Today i received the book (overnight shipping) and to my amazement it is in fact the exact same book i received before a SOFTCOVER. So now i have to call again complain again and waste my time shipping two books(for a student its valuable and not being able to study from a book is even work with an exam already next week)

I have never had this experience with amazon and even being a prime member i am disgusted with how they are ripping people off this is truly appalling and i think i will cancel my prime membership and take it else ware even if it means paying a little more but actually getting what i pay for...

My opinion don't buy it here.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice intro. to digital design 17 Feb 2001
By Todd Ebert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is very suitable for a 10 week intro. course to digital design. In fact, the author wrote the book with this in mind, since he teaches ICS 151 at UC Irvine which is a 10 week introductory course on the subject. As an instructor, I was thankful that the book came with transparency templates and a solutions manual (although the publisher does not sell it to students). Using this book is also advantageous for the computer science major who needs a solid foundation in digital design for learning computer architecture, but does not need to be overburdened by an indepth analysis of issues such as timing, hazard-free designs, etc. (although these subjects are discussed, but not in much detail). Moreover, the final chapter discusses design and synthesis issues for developing a cpu. Thus, this book is very appropriate for computer scientists and computer engineers...but may be not the best book for a design engineer who may need a reference with more information.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not that great 11 July 2000
By Abhik Roy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book doesn't have the greatest examples for the students. It also lacks a solutions manual. Not worth a 100 bucks to say the least.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good enough for students 13 Feb 2014
By CHENG-CHUN-WANG - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Personally, I agree with the author’s idea to introduce the needed principles of digital design. I am sure that modern CAD Tools may replace many detail implementation techniques. Nowadays, there is a variety of CPU on the market. It is difficult to have a book to cover so many details inside.
However, I strongly suggest the author to update as the following :
1. Use Smart Meter instead of Alarm Clock in section 1.1
2. Introduce SystemC and Logisim in section 1.4 and having some experiments in Appendix
3. Transection level modeling shall be mentioned at the end of chapter 8
4. Introduce RX21A MCU in section 9.
After all, it represents a concept for the embedded system instead of the computer architecture.
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