Portable Electronics: World Class Designs

Portable Electronics: World Class Designs

1st Edition - February 18, 2009

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  • Editor: John Donovan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080950839
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856176248

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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

Key Features

*Hand-picked content selected by John Donovan, Editor-in Chief, Portable Design
*Proven best design practices for low-power, storage, and streamlined development
*Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project


Electronics Designers and Programmers; Application Engineers; Hardware Engineers; Software Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 System Resource Partitioning and Code Optimization
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Event Generation and Handling
    1.3 Programming Methodology
    1.4 Architectural Features for Efficient Programming
    1.5 Compiler Considerations for Efficient Programming
    1.6 System and Core Synchronization
    1.7 Memory Architecture—The Need for Management
    1.8 Physics of Data Movement
    1.9 What’s Next?

    Chapter 2 Low Power Design Techniques, Design Methodology, and Tools
    2.1 Low Power Design Techniques
    2.2 Low Power Architectural and Subsystem Techniques
    2.3 Low Power SoC Design Methodology, Tools, and Standards
    2.4 Summary

    Chapter 3 System-Level Approach to Energy Conservation
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Low Power System Framework
    3.3 Low Power System/Software Techniques
    3.4 Software Techniques and Intelligent Algorithms
    3.5 Freescale’s XEC: Technology-Specific Intelligent Algorithms
    3.6 ARM’s Intelligent Energy Manager
    3.7 National Semiconductors: PowerWise® Technology
    3.8 Energy Conservation Partnership
    3.9 Texas Instruments: SmartReflex
    3.10 Intel SpeedStep
    3.11 Transmeta LongRun and LongRun2
    3.12 Mobile Industry Processor Interface: System Power Management
    3.13 Summary

    Chapter 4 Radio Communication Basics
    4.1 The RF Spectrum
    4.2 Spread Spectrum Transmission
    4.3 Wireless Multiplexing and Multiple Access Techniques
    4.4 Digital Modulation Technique
    4.5 RF Signal Propagation and Reception
    4.6 Ultra Wideband Radio
    4.7 MIMO Radio
    4.8 Near Field Communications

    Chapter 5 Applications and Technologies
    5.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
    5.2 Bluetooth
    5.3 Zigbee
    5.4 Conflict and Compatibility
    5.5 Ultra-wideband Technology
    5.6 Summary

    Chapter 6 RF Design Tools
    6.6 MODELING
    6.7 PCB DESIGN
    6.8 CASE STUDY
    6.9 SUMMARY

    Chapter 7 On Memory Systems and Their Design
    7.1 Memory Systems
    7.2 Four Anecdotes on Modular Design
    7.3 Cross-Cutting Issues
    7.4 An Example Holistic Analysis
    7.5 What to Expect

    Chapter 8 Storage in Mobile Consumer Electronics Devices
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Automobile Consumer Electronics Storage
    8.3 Mobile Media Players
    8.4 Cameras and Camcorders
    8.5 Mobile Phones
    8.6 Other Consumer Devices
    8.7 Chapter Summary

    Chapter 9 Analog Low-Pass Filters
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Review of Low-Pass Filter Basics
    9.3 Butterworth Filter
    9.4 Chebyshev Filter
    9.5 Bessel Filter
    9.6 Comparison of Responses of Different Filter Types
    9.7 Filter Implementation
    Example 9.1: Design example: Fifth-order Chebyshev filter with 0.5dB passband ripple
    Example 9.2: Design Example: 40-Hz Sallen-Key with Adjustable Q
    Example 9.3: Design case study: 1-MHz low-pass filter
    Example 9.4: Alternate design using Butterworth filter

    Chapter 10 Class A Amplifiers
    10.1 An introduction to class-A
    10.2 Class-A configurations and efficiency
    10.3 Output stages in Class-A
    10.4 Quiescent current control systems
    10.5 A novel quiescent current controller
    10.6 A Class-A design
    10.7 The trimodal amplifier
    10.8 Load impedance and operating mode
    10.9 Efficiency
    10.10 On Trimodal biasing
    10.11 Class-A/AB mode
    10.12 Class-B mode
    10.13 The mode-switching system
    10.14 Thermal design
    10.15 A complete Trimodal amplifier circuit
    10.16 The power supply
    10.17 The performance
    10.18 Further possibilities

    Chapter 11 MPEG-4 and H.264
    11.1 Audio Overview
    11.2 Visual Overview
    11.3 Graphics Overview
    11.4 Visual Layers
    11.5 Object Description Framework
    11.6 Scene Description
    11.7 Synchronization of Elementary Streams
    11.8 Multiplexing of Elementary Streams
    11.9 Intellectual Property Management and Protection (IPMP)
    11.10 MPEG-4.10 (H.264) Video

    Chapter 12 Liquid Crystal Displays
    12.1 Polarisation
    12.2 Principles of operation of LC cell
    12.3 Reflective and transmissive
    12.4 The TN transmissive LCD
    12.5 Normally white and normally black
    12.6 Passive- and active-matrix LCDs
    12.7 TFT cell drive
    12.8 Response time
    12.9 Polarity inversion
    12.10 Greyscale and colour generation
    12.11 Panel drive
    12.12 The backlight assembly
    12.13 CCFT parameters
    12.14 Tube brightness control
    12.15 The d.c.–a.c. inverter
    12.16 Lamp error detection
    12.17 Adaptive transmissive scaling
    12.18 LCD panel faults
    12.19 Drive faults

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2009
  • Published: February 18, 2009
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080950839
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856176248

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John Donovan

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Editor-in-Chief, Portable Design, TX, USA

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