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Storage media & peripherals

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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

Pro Tools for Music Production

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

Ferroelectric Random Access Memories

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

Making DVDs

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!

High Performance Memory Systems

High Performance Memory Systems

Author: Haldun Hadimioglu Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2003

The State of Memory Technology Over the past decade there has been rapid growth in the speed of micropro cessors. CPU speeds are approximately doubling every eighteen months, while main memory speed doubles about every ten years. The International Tech nology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) study suggests that memory will remain on its current growth path. The ITRS short-and long-term targets indicate continued scaling improvements at about the current rate by 2016. This translates to bit densities increasing at two times every two years until the introduction of 8 gigabit dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, after which densities will increase four times every five years. A similar growth pattern is forecast for other high-density chip areas and high-performance logic (e.g., microprocessors and application specific inte grated circuits (ASICs)). In the future, molecular devices, 64 gigabit DRAMs and 28 GHz clock signals are targeted. Although densities continue to grow, we still do not see significant advances that will improve memory speed. These trends have created a problem that has been labeled the Memory Wall or Memory Gap.

PC Interfacing Using USB

PC Interfacing Using USB

Author: Peter Bates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2003

Storage Network Performance Analysis

Storage Network Performance Analysis

Author: Huseyin Simitci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2003

This title features vendor-neutral coverage applicable to any storage network and includes a special case-study section citing real-world applications and examples. This is the first vendor-neutral volume to cover storage network performance tuning and optimization. Exacting performance monitoring and analysis maximizes the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of existing storage networks. It meets the needs of network administrators, storage engineers, and IT professionals faced with shrinking budgets and growing data storage demands

Semiconductor Memories

Semiconductor Memories

Author: Ashok K. Sharma Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2002

Computer Busses

Computer Busses

Author: William (Senior Lecturer, Napier University, Edinburgh, U.K.) Buchanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2000

As more and more equipment is interface or'bus' driven, either by the use of controllers or directly from PCs, the question of which bus to use is becoming increasingly important both in industry and in the office. 'Computer Busses' has been designed to help choose the best type of bus for the particular application. There are several books which cover individual busses, but none which provide a complete guide to computer busses. The author provides a basic theory of busses and draws examples and applications from real bus case studies. Busses are analysed using from a top-down approach, helping the undergraduate electrical or computer engineer to chose the right type of bus for their particular application. This book is essential reading for students of software engineering and electronic design, as well as for those working in disciplines such as production engineering or process control. It will also be a handy reference book for professional engineers, systems designers, consultants and those working in technical support.

Magnetic Information Storage Technology

Magnetic Information Storage Technology

Author: Shan X. Wang, Alex Taratorin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/1999

This text explains how hard disk drives operate, how billions of bytes of digital information are stored and accessed, and where the technology is going. In particular, the book emphasizes the most fundamental principles of magnetic information storage, including in-depth knowledge of both magnetics and signal processing methods. Magnetic Information Storage Technology contains many graphic illustrations and an introduction of alternative storage technologies, such as optic disk recording, holographic recording, semiconductor flash memory, and magnetic random access memory.