Further Reading

1. Berlin L. The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley Oxford University Press 2005.

2. The fascinating biography of Robert Noyce, an inventor of the microchip and founder of Fairchild and Intel. For anyone thinking of working in Silicon Valley, this book gives insights into the culture of the region, a culture influenced more heavily by Noyce than any other individual.

3. Colwell R. The Pentium Chronicles: The People, Passion, and Politics Behind Intel’s Landmark Chips Wiley 2005.

4. An insider’s tale of the development of several generations of Intel’s Pentium chips, told by one of the leaders of the project. For those considering a career in the field, this book offers views into the managment of huge design projects and a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most significant commercial microprocessor lines.

5. Ercegovac M, Lang T. Digital Arithmetic Morgan Kaufmann 2003.

6. The most complete text on computer arithmetic systems. An excellent resource for building high-quality arithmetic units for computers.

7. Hennessy J, Patterson D. Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach 5th ed Morgan Kaufmann 2011.

8. The authoritative text on advanced computer architecture. If you are intrigued about the inner workings of cutting-edge microprocessors, this is the book for you.

9. Kidder T. The Soul of a New Machine Back Bay Books 1981.

10. A classic story of the design of a computer system. Three decades later, the story is still a page-turner and the insights on project managment and technology still ring true.

11. Pedroni V. Circuit Design and Simulation with VHDL 2nd ed MIT Press 2010.

12. A reference showing how to design circuits with VHDL.

13. Ciletti M. Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL 2nd ed Prentice Hall 2010.

14. A good reference for Verilog 2005 (but not SystemVerilog).

15. SystemVerilog IEEE Standard (IEEE STD 1800).

16. The IEEE standard for the SystemVerilog Hardware Description Language; last updated in 2009. Available at ieeexplore.ieee.org.

17. VHDL IEEE Standard (IEEE STD 1076).

18. The IEEE standard for VHDL; last updated in 2008. Available from IEEE. Available at ieeexplore.ieee.org.

19. Wakerly J. Digital Design: Principles and Practices 4th ed Prentice Hall 2006.

20. A comprehensive and readable text on digital design, and an excellent reference book.

21. Weste N, Harris D. CMOS VLSI Design 4th ed Addison-Wesley 2011.

22. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design is the art and science of building chips containing oodles of transistors. This book, coauthored by one of our favorite writers, spans the field from the beginning through the most advanced techniques used in commercial products.

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