Digital Design: A Systems Approach

Digital Design: A Systems Approach

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William J. Dally, R. Curtis Harting
Cambridge University Press, 9/17/2012
EAN 9780521199506, ISBN10: 0521199506

Hardcover, 636 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 3.1 cm
Language: English

This introductory textbook provides students with a system-level perspective and the tools they need to understand, analyze and design digital systems. Going beyond the design of simple combinational and sequential modules, it shows how such modules are used to build complete systems, reflecting real-world digital design. All the essential topics are covered, including design and analysis of combinational and sequential modules, as well as system timing and synchronization. It also teaches how to write Verilog HDL in a productive and maintainable style that enables CAD tools to do much of the tedious work. A complete introduction to digital design is given through clear explanations, extensive examples and online Verilog files. The teaching package is completed with lecture slides, labs and a solutions manual for instructors. Assuming no previous digital knowledge, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate digital design courses that will prepare students for modern digital practice.

Part I. Introduction
1. The digital abstraction
2. The practice of digital system design
Part II. Combinational Logic
3. Boolean algebra
4. CMOS logic circuits
5. Delay and power of CMOS circuits
6. Combinational logic design
7. Verilog descriptions of combinational logic
8. Combinational building blocks
9. Combinational examples
Part III. Arithmetic Circuits
10. Arithmetic circuits
11. Fixed- and floating-point numbers
12. Fast arithmetic circuits
13. Arithmetic examples
Part IV. Synchronous Sequential Logic
14. Sequential logic
15. Timing constraints
16. Datapath sequential logic
17. Factoring finite-state machines
18. Microcode
19. Sequential examples
Part V. Practical Design
20. Verification and test
Part VI. System Design
21. System-level design
22. Interface and system-level timing
23. Pipelines
24. Interconnect
25. Memory systems
Part VII. Asynchronous Logic
26. Asynchronous sequential circuits
27. Flip-flops
28. Metastability and synchronization failure
29. Synchronizer design
Appendix A. Verilog coding style
Index of Verilog modules
Subject index.

Advance praise: 'Dally and Harting blend circuit and architecture design in a clear and constructive manner on the basis of their exceptional experience in digital design. Students will discover a modern and effective way to understand the fundamental underpinning of digital design, by being exposed to the different abstraction levels and views of computing systems.' Giovanni De Micheli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne