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Managing Power Electronics: VLSI and DSP-Driven Computer Systems by Nazzareno Rossetti

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Preface

How to Use This Book

This book discusses state-of-the-art power management techniques of modern electronic appliances relying on such Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) chips as CPUs and DSPs.

It also covers specific circuit design issues and their implications, including original derivation of important expressions.

This book is geared toward systems and applications, although it also gets into the specific technical aspects of discrete and integrated solutions, like the analysis of circuits within the power chips which power PCs and other modern electronics.

The first half of this book is a good complement to classic semiconductor text books because it deals with the same complex issues in a more conversational way. It avoids completely the use of complex expressions and minimizing the use of formulas to useful ones, that allow us to plug values in and get an actual result.

The second half of the book is a broad review of the modern technology landscape seen through the eyes of the power management engineer, continually challenged by the rising complexity of modern electronic appliances.

Scope

In this book, power management is covered in its many facets, including semiconductor manufacturing processes, packages, circuits, functions, and systems. The first chapter is a general overview of the semiconductor industry and gives a glimpse of its many accomplishments in a relatively short time. Semiconductor processes and packages are discussed in the second chapter. Great ...

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