Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach (Hardback)
  • Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach (Hardback)

Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach (Hardback)

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Hardback 365 Pages / Published: 08/10/2012
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This textbook, based on the author's fifteen years of teaching, is a complete teaching tool for turning students into logic designers in one semester. Each chapter describes new concepts, giving extensive applications and examples. Assuming no prior knowledge of discrete mathematics, the authors introduce all background in propositional logic, asymptotics, graphs, hardware and electronics. Important features of the presentation are: * All material is presented in full detail. Every designed circuit is formally specified and implemented, the correctness of the implementation is proved, and the cost and delay are analyzed * Algorithmic solutions are offered for logical simulation, computation of propagation delay and minimum clock period * Connections are drawn from the physical analog world to the digital abstraction * The language of graphs is used to describe formulas and circuits * Hundreds of figures, examples and exercises enhance understanding. The extensive website ( includes teaching slides, links to Logisim and a DLX assembly simulator.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107027534
Number of pages: 365
Weight: 790 g
Dimensions: 260 x 183 x 22 mm

'I highly recommend this book for academic courses on digital design.' Vladimir Botchev, Computing Reviews
'... a very useful textbook ... Throughout the book, the mathematical approach, the gradually presented notions and the very rigorous proofs are remarkable.' Zentralblatt MATH
"The book is a refreshing and carefully written introduction to the design and analysis of digital logic circuits, culminating in the design of a simple microprocessor. The book aims to give a mathematical foundation and presentation of the field at an introductory level, and it succeeds well: the level of presentation and proof is very consistent and complete, essentially self-contained, and proofs are easy to follow, with essentially all details given, which is a huge bonus if the book is used in class. For the interested, perhaps mathematically inclined, non-student researcher, the book is a very enjoyable read." Jesper Larsson Traff, Vienna University of Technology
"I am very taken by their approach, which emphasizes mathematical rigor and the "ritual," as Even and Medina call it, of formal specification, design, correctness proof, and analysis of delay and cost. Teaching students how to design correctly from the start is the only long-term solution to poor system design. I like very much that they end with an instruction-set architecture description of a simplified DLX microprocessor. In my opinion, this is exactly where to end a hardware course, as it is the responsibility of hardware designers to faithfully implement the programmer's reference model used by software engineers." Shiu-Kai Chin, Syracuse University
"I highly recommend this book for academic courses on digital design." Vladimir Botchev, Computing Reviews

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