The evolution of solid-state circuit technology has a long history within a relatively
short period of time. This technology has leaded to: the modern information society that
connects us and tools; a large market; and, many types of products and applications. The
solid-state circuit technology continuously evolves via breakthroughs and improvements
every year. This book is devoted to review and present novel approaches for some of the
main issues involved in this exciting and vigorous technology....
The generation, delivery, and utilization of electric power and energy remain among the most challenging
and exciting fields of electrical engineering. The astounding technological developments of our age are
highly dependent upon a safe, reliable, and economic supply of electric power. The objective of The
Electric Power Engineering Handbook is to provide a contemporary overview of this far-reaching field as
well as a useful guide and educational resource for its study.
Invention of solid-state transistors and integrated circuits has spawned the information
age and the growth in the past 50 years has been phenomenal and unrivaled. Nowadays,
information is at people’s fingertips and communications take seconds rather than days like
20 years ago. Such rapid development stems from tremendous developments in both
hardware and software such as solid-state circuits.
While this book was being written, digital sound synthesis reached something of a milestone—its
50th birthday. Set against the leisurely pace of the development and evolution of acoustic musical
instruments in previous years, a half century is not a long time. But given the rate at which
computational power has increased in the past decades, it is fair to say that digital sound is, if
not old, at least enjoying a robust middle age.
Systems should be as simple as possible but not simpler Albert Einstein
Many people are familiar with the ﬁrst widely used service of the datacomms era—X.25. As a mature product of the ‘analogue era’, it is a complex protocol. Much of this complexity arose from the need to protect against errors introduced by noisy analogue transmission circuits and the comparatively long round-trip delay caused by their low transmission speeds.