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Heads up to digital designers who want to excel -- this book is for you! After years of working in the field, Howard Johnson and Martin Graham convey their extensive knowledge in a straightforward way and have packed their work full of practical insights gained from experience. This is the reference that will keep you up-to-speed in the fast-moving world of digital design.
Each chapter in this book treats a specialized topic having to do with high-speed signal propagation. The authors have written the chapters in such a way that they may be studied in any order. For instance, Chapters 1 and 2 present the underlying physical theory of various transmission-line parameters, including the skin effect, proximity effect, dielectric loss, and surface roughness. Next, Chapter 3 develops a generated frequency-response model common to all conductive media. Chapter 4 outlines the calculation of time-domain waveforms from frequency-domain transfer functions. And, Chapters 5 through 11 discuss specific transmission media, including single-ended printed circuit board (PCB) traces, differential media, general building wiring standards, unshielded twisted-pair wiring, shielded twisted-pair wiring, coaxial cables, and fiber. Chapter 12 addresses miscellaneous issues concerning clock distribution. Finally, Chapter 13 explores the limitations of Spice and I/O Buffer Information Specification (IBIS) simulation methods.
Filled with information and enlivened with experience, this outstanding manual is just right for keeping your skills up-to-date in the rapidly growing field of digital design. A must. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.