Portable Electronics: World Class Designs

Edited by

  • John Donovan, Editor-in-Chief, Portable Design, TX, USA

All the design and development inspiration and direction an electronics engineer needs in one blockbuster book! John Donovan, Editor-in Chief, Portable Design has selected the very best electronic design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of electronic design from design fundamentals to low-power approaches with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving electronic design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary electronic design issues. Contents:Chapter 1 System Resource Partitioning and Code OptimizationChapter 2 Low Power Design Techniques, Design Methodology, and ToolsChapter 3 System-Level Approach to Energy ConservationChapter 4 Radio Communication BasicsChapter 5 Applications and TechnologiesChapter 6 RF Design ToolsChapter 7 On Memory Systems and Their DesignChapter 8 Storage in Mobile Consumer Electronics DevicesChapter 9 Analog Low-Pass FiltersChapter 10 Class A AmplifiersChapter 11 MPEG-4 and H.264Chapter 12 Liquid Crystal Displays
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Electronics Designers and Programmers; Application Engineers; Hardware Engineers; Software Engineers


Book information

  • Published: February 2009
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-624-8


"Will help you learn quickly about a particular technology, because it provides clear descriptions along with practical design implementations and many examples."--IEEE Electrical Insulation

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Resource Partitioning and Code Optimization1.1 Introduction1.2 Event Generation and Handling1.3 Programming Methodology1.4 Architectural Features for Efficient Programming1.5 Compiler Considerations for Efficient Programming1.6 System and Core Synchronization1.7 Memory Architecture—The Need for Management1.8 Physics of Data Movement1.9 What’s Next?ReferencesChapter 2 Low Power Design Techniques, Design Methodology, and Tools2.1 Low Power Design Techniques2.2 Low Power Architectural and Subsystem Techniques2.3 Low Power SoC Design Methodology, Tools, and Standards2.4 SummaryReferencesChapter 3 System-Level Approach to Energy Conservation3.1 Introduction3.2 Low Power System Framework3.3 Low Power System/Software Techniques3.4 Software Techniques and Intelligent Algorithms3.5 Freescale’s XEC: Technology-Specific Intelligent Algorithms3.6 ARM’s Intelligent Energy Manager3.7 National Semiconductors: PowerWise® Technology3.8 Energy Conservation Partnership3.9 Texas Instruments: SmartReflex3.10 Intel SpeedStep3.11 Transmeta LongRun and LongRun23.12 Mobile Industry Processor Interface: System Power Management3.13 SummaryReferencesChapter 4 Radio Communication Basics4.1 The RF Spectrum4.2 Spread Spectrum Transmission4.3 Wireless Multiplexing and Multiple Access Techniques4.4 Digital Modulation Technique4.5 RF Signal Propagation and Reception4.6 Ultra Wideband Radio4.7 MIMO Radio4.8 Near Field CommunicationsChapter 5 Applications and Technologies5.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)5.2 Bluetooth5.3 Zigbee5.4 Conflict and Compatibility5.5 Ultra-wideband Technology5.6 SummaryReferencesChapter 6 RF Design Tools6.1 DESIGN TOOL BASICS6.2 DESIGN LANGUAGES6.3 RFIC DESIGN FLOW6.4 RFIC DESIGN FLOW EXAMPLE6.5 SIMULATION EXAMPLE 16.6 MODELING6.7 PCB DESIGN6.8 CASE STUDY6.9 SUMMARYChapter 7 On Memory Systems and Their Design7.1 Memory Systems7.2 Four Anecdotes on Modular Design7.3 Cross-Cutting Issues7.4 An Example Holistic Analysis7.5 What to ExpectChapter 8 Storage in Mobile Consumer Electronics Devices8.1 Introduction8.2 Automobile Consumer Electronics Storage8.3 Mobile Media Players8.4 Cameras and Camcorders8.5 Mobile Phones8.6 Other Consumer Devices8.7 Chapter SummaryReferencesChapter 9 Analog Low-Pass Filters9.1 Introduction9.2 Review of Low-Pass Filter Basics9.3 Butterworth Filter9.4 Chebyshev Filter9.5 Bessel Filter9.6 Comparison of Responses of Different Filter Types9.7 Filter ImplementationExample 9.1: Design example: Fifth-order Chebyshev filter with 0.5dB passband rippleExample 9.2: Design Example: 40-Hz Sallen-Key with Adjustable QExample 9.3: Design case study: 1-MHz low-pass filterExample 9.4: Alternate design using Butterworth filterReferencesChapter 10 Class A Amplifiers10.1 An introduction to class-A10.2 Class-A configurations and efficiency10.3 Output stages in Class-A10.4 Quiescent current control systems10.5 A novel quiescent current controller10.6 A Class-A design10.7 The trimodal amplifier10.8 Load impedance and operating mode10.9 Efficiency10.10 On Trimodal biasing10.11 Class-A/AB mode10.12 Class-B mode10.13 The mode-switching system10.14 Thermal design10.15 A complete Trimodal amplifier circuit10.16 The power supply10.17 The performance10.18 Further possibilitiesReferencesChapter 11 MPEG-4 and H.26411.1 Audio Overview11.2 Visual Overview11.3 Graphics Overview11.4 Visual Layers11.5 Object Description Framework11.6 Scene Description11.7 Synchronization of Elementary Streams11.8 Multiplexing of Elementary Streams11.9 Intellectual Property Management and Protection (IPMP)11.10 MPEG-4.10 (H.264) VideoReferencesChapter 12 Liquid Crystal Displays12.1 Polarisation12.2 Principles of operation of LC cell12.3 Reflective and transmissive12.4 The TN transmissive LCD12.5 Normally white and normally black12.6 Passive- and active-matrix LCDs12.7 TFT cell drive12.8 Response time12.9 Polarity inversion12.10 Greyscale and colour generation12.11 Panel drive12.12 The backlight assembly12.13 CCFT parameters12.14 Tube brightness control12.15 The d.c.–a.c. inverter12.16 Lamp error detection12.17 Adaptive transmissive scaling12.18 LCD panel faults12.19 Drive faults