Faranak Nekoogar, Ph.D., is coauthor of From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach, published by Prentice Hall PTR. She has worked for many years researching UWB topics in the Department of Applied Science at University of California, Davis. Faranak has published several patent applications and technical papers in the following areas of UWB research: multiple-access techniques, channel estimation, synchronization, and secure wireless sensor networks using UWB radios. She currently conducts research on UWB-RFIDs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She also has several years of industry experience in functional and timing verification of application-specific integrated circuits and systems-on-a-chip.