The scaling of silicon technology has been ongoing for over forty years. We
are on our way to commercializing devices having a minimum feature size of
one-tenlh of a micron. The push for miniaturization comes from the demand
for higher functionality and higher performance at a lower cost. As a result,
successively higher levels of integration have been driving up the power
consumption of chips. Today heat removal and power distribution are at the
forefront of the problems faced by chip designers.
In recent years portability has become important. Historically, portable
applications were characterized by low throughput requirements such as for a
wristwatch. This is no longer true. Among the new portable applications are
hand-held multimedia terminals with video display and capture, audio repro-
duction and capture, voice recognition, and handwriting recognition capabili-
ties. These capabilities call for a tremendous amount of computational
capacity. This computational capacity has to be realized with very low power
requirements in order for the battery to have a satisfactory life span. This
book is an attempt to provide the reader with an in depth understanding of
the sources of power dissipation in digital CMOS circuits and to provide
techniques for the design of low-power circuit chips with high computational
Frommer's Peru (Frommer's Complete Guides)
Insider advice on navigating Peru’s stunning natural and cultural attractions, like witnessing giant condors soar through the Colca Canyon, trekking through the Amazon jungle, exploring Cusco’s lively Mercado Central, and, of course, hiking the Inca trail to the gates of Machu Picchu.
Perl Cookbook, Second Edition Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy of Perl Cookbook nearby. Perl Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in Perl. The book contains hundreds of rigorously reviewed Perl "recipes" and thousands...
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Open Source Applications
Springer Book Series
Editor: Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
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A Theory of Distributed Objects
Distributed and communicating objects are becoming ubiquitous. In global, Grid and Peer-to-Peer computing environments, extensive use is made of objects interacting through method calls. So far, no general formalism has been proposed for the foundation of such systems.
Caromel and Henrio are the first to define a calculus for distributed...
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The power to build visually stunning web sites is now at your fingertips. This comprehensive introduction clearly shows you how to combine Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with HTML, XHTML, or XML to create rich, aesthetically compelling web designs. It follows a browser-neutral point of view so you can easily develop sites that are compatible with...