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Storage media & peripherals

See below for a selection of the latest books from Storage media & peripherals category. Presented with a red border are the Storage media & peripherals books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Storage media & peripherals books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers

301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2007

The tools and techniques necessary for great digital output are now readily available and more affordable than ever. 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers shows photographers of all levels how to make high-quality prints through step-by-step instructions and hundreds of full-color examples from more than 20 professional photographers and other artists. You'll discover how to choose the right inkjet printer for your output needs, how to save time and select the proper materials when prepping files and prints, how to manage your digital images, how to create captivating portfolios and framed art, and much more. Whether you are a professional photographer or a serious hobbyist this book will help you learn how to enhance and perfect your digital output skills and use your computer and inkjet printer to better express your vision and creativity. You can read the book cover to cover, or only the chapters that feature the specific tips and techniques that interest you. A comprehensive index and a searchable companion web site will ensure that you find the information you are looking for. Additional content for this book, including hundreds of clickable links to many of the resources covered throughout the book can be accessed at: www.inkjettips.com

Multi-application Smart Cards Technology and Applications

Multi-application Smart Cards Technology and Applications

Author: Mike Hendry Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2007

Multi-application smart cards have yet to realise their enormous potential, partly because few people understand the technology, market, and behavioural issues involved. Here, Mike Hendry sets out to fill this knowledge gap with a comprehensive and accessible guide. Following a review of the state-of-the-art in smart card technology, the book describes the business requirements of each smart-card-using sector, and the systems required to support multiple applications. Implementation aspects, including security, are treated in detail and numerous international case studies cover identity, telecoms, banking and transportation applications. Lessons are drawn from these studies to help deliver more successful projects in the future. Invaluable for users and integrators specifying, evaluating and integrating multi-application systems, the book will also be useful to terminal, card and system designers; network, IT and security managers; and software specialists.

Optical Data Storage Phase-change media and recording

Optical Data Storage Phase-change media and recording

Author: Erwin Meinders, Andrei Mijiritskii, Liesbeth van Pieterson, Matthias Wuttig Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2006

This is an overview of recording principles, materials aspects, and applications of rewritable optical storage. Elements of data recording, including mark formation, eraseability, direct overwrite strategies, data quality and data stability are explained and extensively discussed. Throughout the book, a mark formation model is described and used to back-up measurement results and support the discussed applications. High-speed and dual-layer recording are analyzed in depth, with proposals to achieve higher performance.

Two-Way Radios and Scanners For Dummies

Two-Way Radios and Scanners For Dummies

Author: H. Ward Silver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2005

Discover a fun new hobby with helpful possibilities. Get directions, talk to folks overseas, or find out whether the fish are biting. Want to check out the morning news in London, help out in emergencies, or tune in to the big race? Two way radios open up a world of possibilities literally. This handy guide tells you about the equipment you need, fills you in on radio etiquette, shows you how to stay legal, and gives you lots of cool ideas for family friendly radio activities. Discover how to: use the right radio lingo; choose and operate different types of radios; get a license if you need one; communicate in emergencies; program a scanner; and tune in to sporting events.

Smart Cards and Tokens Technology and Applications

Smart Cards and Tokens Technology and Applications

Author: David Everett, Jon Barber, Nikhil Prakash Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2005

This book describes the principle application areas of smart card technology. Covering smart cards and tokens in finance, telecommunications, government and transport, Everett provides guidance on how these areas can fully exploit this technology. By explaining the key concepts surrounding the performance and cost of smart cards this book will provide you with the means to understand and implement smart card technology in a variety of projects.

Demystifying Chipmaking

Demystifying Chipmaking

Author: Richard F. Yanda, Michael Heynes, Anne Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2005

This book takes the reader through the actual manufacturing process of making a typical chip, from start to finish, including a detailed discussion of each step, in plain language. The evolution of today's technology is added to the story, as seen through the eyes of the engineers who solved some of the problems. The authors are well suited to that discussion since they are three of those same engineers. They have a broad exposure to the industry and its technology that extends all the way back to Shockley Laboratories, the first semiconductor manufacturer in Silicon Valley. The CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) process flow is the focus of the discussion and is covered in ten chapters. The vast majority of chips made today are fabricated using this general method. In order to ensure that all readers are comfortable with the vocabulary, the first chapter carefully and clearly introduces the science concepts found in later chapters. A chapter is devoted to pointing out the differences in other manufacturing methods, such as the gallium arsenide technology that produces chips for cell phones. In addition, a chapter describing the nature of the semiconductor industry from a business perspective is included. The entire process of making a chip is surprisingly easy to understand. The part of the story that defies belief is the tiny dimensions: the conducting wires and other structures on a chip are more than a hundred times thinner than a hair - and getting thinner with every new chip design.

MASTERING DIGITAL 2D AND 3D ART: ARTIST GDE TO HIGH-QUALITY

MASTERING DIGITAL 2D AND 3D ART: ARTIST GDE TO HIGH-QUALITY

Author: Les (Alpine Studios) Pardew, Don Seegmiller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2004

Today's digital artists know how important it is to learn all aspects of digital art if they hope to succeed in today's marketplace. Mastering Digital 2D and 3D Art is the first book of its kind, helping intermediate to advanced readers master the fine points of both 2D and 3D art creation--two areas that are quickly merging. An advanced book on digital art creation, this book focuses specifially on creating great art on a computer and includes numerous examples and hands-on tutorials. It approaches the topic in a step-by-step fashion, comprehensively explaining how to create a broad range of digital art.

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording

Author: Sakhrat Khizroev, Dmitri Litvinov Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2004

Magnetic recording is expected to become core technology in a multi-billion dollar industry in the in the very near future. Some of the most critical discoveries regarding perpendicular write and playback heads and perpendicular media were made only during the last several years as a result of extensive and intensive research in both academia and industry in their fierce race to extend the superparamagnetic limit in the magnetic recording media. These discoveries appear to be critical for implementing perpendicular magnetic recording into an actual disk drive. This book addresses all the open questions and issues which need to be resolved before perpendicular recording can finally be implemented successfully, and is the first monograph in many years to address this subject. This book is intended for graduate students, young engineers and even senior and more experienced researchers in this field who need to acquire adequate knowledge of the physics of perpendicular magnetic recording in order to further develop the field of perpendicular recording.

Pro Tools for Music Production Recording, Editing and Mixing

Pro Tools for Music Production Recording, Editing and Mixing

Author: Mike Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2004

Pro Tools for Music Production is a definitive guide to the system for new and professional users. Extensively illustrated in colour and packed with time saving hints and tips, you will want to keep to hand as a constant source of information. The book takes a real-world approach and shows how to build the right system to suit your needs. Detailed chapters on recording, editing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings. The second edition features a wealth of new and updated material, including: * Pro Tools HD systems explained * Pro Tools 6.1 software (and up to version 6.2.3) * Mac OSX installation and troubleshooting * A new chapter on MIDI * Additional and expanded tutorials * More on Identify Beat, Beat Detective and tempo maps * Extra coverage of plug-ins and virtual instruments * How to use Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live with Pro Tools * What you need to know about the new file management capabilities * How to transfer projects between Pro Tools and other MIDI and audio software, and between Pro Tools TDM on the Mac and Pro Tools LE on the PC Pro Tools for Music Production is a vital source of reference to keep by your side, whether you are a working professional or a serious hobbyist looking for professional results.

Ferroelectric Random Access Memories Fundamentals and Applications

Ferroelectric Random Access Memories Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Hiroshi Ishiwara Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2004

The book consists of 5 parts: (1) ferroelectric thin films, (2) deposition and characterization methods, (3) fabrication process and circuit design, (4) advanced-type memories, and (5) applications and future prospects; each part is further divided into several chapters. Because of the wide range of topics discussed, each chapter in this book was written by one of the best authors knowing the specific topic very well.

Floating Gate Devices: Operation and Compact Modeling

Floating Gate Devices: Operation and Compact Modeling

Author: Paolo Pavan, Luca Larcher, Andrea Marmiroli Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2004

Floating Gate Devices: Operation and Compact Modeling focuses on standard operations and compact modeling of memory devices based on Floating Gate architecture. Floating Gate devices are the building blocks of Flash, EPROM, EEPROM memories. Flash memories, which are the most versatile nonvolatile memories, are widely used to store code (BIOS, Communication protocol, Identification code,) and data (solid-state Hard Disks, Flash cards for digital cameras,). The reader, who deals with Floating Gate memory devices at different levels - from test-structures to complex circuit design - will find an essential explanation on device physics and technology, and also circuit issues which must be fully understood while developing a new device. Device engineers will use this book to find simplified models to design new process steps or new architectures. Circuit designers will find the basic theory to understand the use of compact models to validate circuits against process variations and to evaluate the impact of parameter variations on circuit performances. Floating Gate Devices: Operation and Compact Modeling is meant to be a basic tool for designing the next generation of memory devices based on FG technologies.

Making DVDs Creating and Authoring Your Own Disks

Making DVDs Creating and Authoring Your Own Disks

Author: Lee Purcell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/01/2004

This guide is perfect for first-timers who demand professional results. This easy-to-use guide can help any savvy computer user master DVD creation, from zero to done. Making DVDs covers the process from planning to development to burning a disc. Through real-world case studies from some of the luminaries in the DVD field, this book guides you past the pitfalls and helps you reach an audience with your work. The video segments on disc illustrate high-caliber MPEG-2 material from sources such as DV camcorders, DigiBeta camcorders, and 35mm film.Start creating DVDs now! Making DVDs helps you: put your band, independent film, documentary, training program, 'zine, or any audio/video project on a pro-quality DVD; develop a working plan for your DVD project; gain the best results from your digital video equipment; learn techniques for converting different source materials to DVD formats; optimize video compression for pro results; find out how to fund and promote a DVD magazine on disc; learn how the experts use nonlinear editing tools; polish your DVD presentation with top-notch menus; compare the benefits of duplication and replication; discover money-making opportunities in DVD sales and distribution; tap into the energy of the fastest-growing entertainment medium of all time - DVD; and much, much more!