- Architectures for Digital Signal Processing
This book addresses hardware architectures for implementations of Digital Signal Processing algorithms. Depending on software requirements, DSP may be implemented as dedicated hardware or as software programmable devices, and architectures for implementations of basic operations and basic functions are relevant for both implementation types. The mapping of signal processing algorithms onto specific array processors is covered, as are special applications digital filters and linear transforms. The architectures of programmable DSPs are integral to the book, and architectural measures to increase signal processing performance are explained. Both basic architectures of standard processors, and more specialist means such as SIMD, VLIW, and superscalar architectures are included. Significant developments in technology since the previous edition will receive particular focus: these include semiconductor technologies enabling the implementation of several programmable cores on one chip; multiprocessors with homogenous and heterogeneous structures; and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) allowing rapid prototyping. A concluding chapter looks at alternative DSP design styles (dedicated digital design, implementations using commercial DSP processors, application specific programmable processors, FPGA implementations) driven by application demands and implementation constraints.
The focus of the book is the transition of signal processing algorithms to hardware architectures for VLSI implementations.
- SolidWorks 2010 Bible
The only guide you need to learn the leading 3D solid modeler program, SolidWorks.
This in-depth guide goes into extensive detail, not just on "how" the software works, but in many cases "why" it works the way it does.
- SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular with CAD users everywhere, but to become really proficient at the more involved functionality in SolidWorks one really needs specialized training or a comprehensive book like the SolidWorks Bible
- Thoroughly covers SolidWork features using real-world examples
- Author, Matt Lombard, is well known and well respected in the SolidWorks community and host a popular SolidWorks blog called dezignstuff
Get the guidance you need to efficiently learn and master SolidWorks.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
- BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice
Ready or not, it s high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software.
The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology s impact and transformative effect both potentially disruptive and liberating on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace.
BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn:
- Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use
- Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team
- How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing field
- How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team
- How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications
Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.
- Introduction to Flat Panel Displays
Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) are a frequent feature in our dailylives, used in mobile phones, laptop computers, desktop computermonitors and TVs. Several display technologies have been developedfor FPDs, such as liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma displaypanel (PDP), light emitting diode (LED), organic light emittingdevice (OLED) and field emission display (FED).
Introduction to Flat Panel Displays describes thefundamental sciences behind each display technology: LCD, PDP, LED,OLED and FED including carbon nanotubes. It contains a comparativeanalysis of the different display technologies in which detailedoverviews of each technology are linked together so as to provide acomprehensive reference for students and display engineers, alike.Solved problems as well as homework problems are provided in eachchapter to help consolidate students reading, as well assolutions hosted on an accompanying website.
the classifications and specifications of display technologiesas guidelines for developing a display and judging theirperformances;
principles for designing color displays with good colorsaturation and wide color gamut;
basic operating principles of thin-film transistors (TFTs) andtheir applications to state-of-the-art TFT-LCD and TFT-OLED;
- an overview of FED fundamentals comprising the physics offield emission, as well as FED structure and displaymechanism.
Senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses inengineering, physics and chemistry will benefit from the systematicapproach used throughout the book, which will help to preparestudents for entry into a display profession. Display engineers,research scientists and technicians working on the development offlat panel display technology will also find this book aninvaluable resource. Comparisons of the strengths and weaknesses ofeach of the display technologies will help professionals to decidewhich to use for their applications.
The Society for Information Display (SID) is an internationalsociety, which has the aim of encouraging the development of allaspects of the field of information display. Complementary to theaims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explainthe latest developments in information display technology at aprofessional level. The broad scope of the series addresses allfacets of information displays from technical aspects throughsystems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics
- Drawing For Dummies
The fast and easy way to learn to draw
Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpectedways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you andothers see the world, while drawing from your imagination can giverise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe,it?s something just about anyone can learn to do.
Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learnthe drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that onlyyou can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need toexplore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. Thisrevised edition of one of the most successful For Dummiesguides includes
- Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people,animals, still life, and more
- Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective
- How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawingsfrom simple geometric shapes to finished artwork
It?s never too late to unleash the artist within. Let DrawingFor Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery andself-expression through drawing.