Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/6/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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This book is written forstudents and teachers engaged in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) design projects,primarily in the senior year. It guides students and faculty through the steps necessary for the successful execution of design projects. The objective of the text is to provide a treatment of the design process in ECE with a sound academic basis that is integrated with practical application. It has a strong guiding vision -- that a solid understanding of theDesign Process, Design Tools, and the right mix of Professional Skills are critical for project and career success.This text is unique in providing a comprehensive design treatment for ECE.

Table of Contents

The Engineering Design Processp. 1
The Engineering Design Processp. 3
The Engineering Design Processp. 4
The World-Class Engineerp. 11
Book Overviewp. 11
Summary and Further Readingp. 14
Problemsp. 15
Project Selection and Needs Identificationp. 17
Engineering Design Projectsp. 18
Sources of Project Ideasp. 19
Project Feasibility and Selection Criteriap. 20
Needs Identificationp. 23
The Research Surveyp. 27
Needs and Objectives Statementsp. 30
Project Application: The Problem Statementp. 32
Summary and Further Readingp. 33
Problemsp. 33
The Requirements Specificationp. 35
Overview of the Requirements Setting Processp. 36
Engineering Requirementsp. 37
Developing the Requirements Specificationp. 49
Requirements Case Studiesp. 51
Advanced Requirements Analysisp. 57
Project Application: The Requirements Specificationp. 61
Summary and Further Readingp. 62
Problemsp. 62
Concept Generation and Evaluationp. 65
Creativityp. 66
Concept Generationp. 71
Concept Evaluationp. 74
Project Application: Concept Generation and Evaluationp. 80
Summary and Further Readingp. 81
Problemsp. 81
Design Toolsp. 85
System Design I: Functional Decompositionp. 87
Bottom-Up and Top-Down Designp. 88
Functional Decompositionp. 89
Guidancep. 90
Application: Electronics Designp. 91
Application: Digital Designp. 95
Application: Software Designp. 98
Application: Thermometer Designp. 100
Coupling and Cohesionp. 105
Project Application: The Functional Designp. 107
Summary and Further Readingp. 107
Problemsp. 108
System Design II: Behavior Modelsp. 111
Modelsp. 112
State Diagramsp. 113
Flowchartsp. 115
Data Flow Diagramsp. 116
Entity Relationship Diagramsp. 119
The Unified Modeling Languagep. 121
Project Application: Selecting Modelsp. 128
Summary and Further Readingp. 129
Problemsp. 130
Testingp. 135
Testing Principlesp. 135
Constructing Testsp. 140
Case Study: Security Robot Designp. 146
Guidancep. 151
Summary and Further Readingp. 152
Problemsp. 153
System Reliabilityp. 155
Probability Theory Reviewp. 156
Reliability Predictionp. 161
System Reliabilityp. 172
Summary and Further Readingp. 177
Problemsp. 177
Professional Skillsp. 181
Teams and Teamworkp. 183
What Is a Team?p. 184
Models of Team Developmentp. 185
Characteristics of Real Teamsp. 187
Project Application: Team Process Guidelinesp. 192
Summary and Further Readingp. 193
Problemsp. 194
Project Managementp. 195
The Work Breakdown Structurep. 196
Network Diagramsp. 199
Gantt Chartsp. 202
Cost Estimationp. 203
The Project Managerp. 207
Guidancep. 207
Project Application: The Project Planp. 209
Summary and Further Readingp. 209
Problemsp. 210
Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 213
Ethical Theory in a Nutshellp. 214
The IEEE Code of Ethicsp. 216
Intellectual Property and Legal Issuesp. 217
Handling Ethical Dilemmasp. 224
Case Study Analysisp. 226
Project Application: Incorporating Ethics in the Design Processp. 228
Summary and Further Readingp. 230
Problemsp. 230
Oral Presentationsp. 235
How People Evaluate Presentationsp. 236
Preparing the Presentationp. 237
Project Application: Design Presentationsp. 240
Summary and Further Readingp. 243
Glossaryp. 245
Decision Making with Analytical Hierarchy Processp. 255
Applying AHP for Car Selectionp. 256
Hierarchical Decision Criteriap. 260
Summary and Further Readingp. 262
Component Failure Rate Datap. 265
Environmental Usep. 265
Analog Components: Resistors and Capacitorsp. 267
Microelectronic Devicesp. 270
Manufacturer Data Sheetsp. 281
1N4001 Rectifier Diodep. 282
2N3904 NPN Transistorp. 283
CD4001 Quad 2-Input NOR Gatep. 285
LM741 Operational Amplifierp. 288
Design Project Case Studyp. 291
Referencesp. 311
Indexp. 317
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