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Smarter Homes: (Design Thinking)

Really enjoyed reading this book! Great insight from a designer and human perspective, presented in an easy to read way, well researched and with tons of valuable original references. Highly recommended to anybody interested in IoT and the future home beyond the glossy surface.

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Smart Charging and Anti-Idling Systems

As public attention on energy conservation and emission reduction has increased in recent years, engine idling has become a growing concern due to its low efficiency and high emissions. Service vehicles equipped with auxiliary systems, such as refrigeration, air conditioning, PCs, and electronics, usually have to idle to power them. The number of service vehicles (e.g. public-school-tour buses, delivery-refrigerator trucks, police ca...

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Fast Circuit Boards: Energy Management

An essential guide to modern circuit board design based on simple physics and practical applications The fundamentals taught in circuit theory were never intended to work above a few megahertz, let alone at a gigahertz. While electronics is grounded in physics, most engineers’ education in this area is too general and mathematical to be easily applied to the problem of high speed circuits. Left to their own devices, many engineers pr...

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PIC Microcontrollers: 50 Projects for Beginners and Experts

This book starts with a very simple tutorial and quickly picks up speeds as more complex projects are discussed. Clear language, clear schematics and (a bit less clear) pictures help you along. It's very easy to built the projects yet it also clearly explains all the technicalities involved. Highly recommended.

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ROS Robotics By Example - Second Edition

A superb and concise book on the Robot Operating System and its applications. With many 'how to' examples I have found this book to be a very useful addition to my library. This book is particularly useful for applications using mobile robots, but the principles apply as well to fixed base robots and complex applications. I recommend it for anyone starting to learn ROS or as a reference for the more experienced programmer. ROS Roboti...

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High Performance Computing for Big Data (Chapman & Hall/CRC Big Data Series)

Prof. Chao Wang received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from School of Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He has been a postdoctoral researcher in USTC from 2011 to 2013. He also worked with Infineon Technologies A.G. in 2007-2008. He is the associate editor of Microprocessors and Microsystems, IET Computers & Digital Techniques, and International Journal of Electronics.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY IPad, 6th Edition

Learn the basics and beyond with this visual guide to the iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad is a clear, concise, image-rich guide to getting the most out of your iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro running iOS 11. Designed to quickly get you the answers you need, it cuts to the chase by skipping the long-winded explanations and breaking each task down into bite-sized pieces. You'll find step-by-step instruction for ...

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Free Range VHDL. The no-frills guide to writing powerful code for your digital implementations

Free Range VHDL is a fundamental guide to develop the skills necessary to write powerful VHDL code. The approach taken by this book is to provide only what you need to know to get up and running quickly in VHDL. As with all learning, once you have obtained and applied some useful information, it is much easier to build on what you know as opposed to continually adding information that is not directly applicable to the subjects at han...

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Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores examines the evolution of computer systems architecture based on two evolutionary developments: memory technology magnetic drums to magnetic cores and CPU technology transistors. This evolution, exemplified by a number of academic and commercial computing machines, yielded significant performance improvements and more storage leading to more effective utilization. These features would drive ...