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Design automation of cyber-physical systems
Al Faruque M., Canedo A., Springer International Publishing, Nw York, NY, 2019. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030130-49-7)
Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine the cyber principle of cognitive control systems with the physical elements of information perception and environmental impact, controlled or monitored with the help of computer-based algorithms. CPSs are used...
Sep 17 2021
SOD: making smartphone smart on demand with radio interface management
Brocanelli M., Wang X. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 13(3): 1-24, 2019. Type: Article
Smartphone batteries don’t last as long as they used to. Why? Applications consume a lot of energy. However, the authors show that, besides the display, which is the most power-hungry service, all tasks related to the radio interface consume...
Apr 20 2021
Mastering frequency domain techniques for the stability analysis of LTI time delay systems
Sipahi R., SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2019. 174 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-71-0)
Time delay systems are ubiquitous. They are found in controllers of all sorts, where information from sensors may undergo a delay (perhaps computational) before being used as control inputs. Some systems experience delays where the control structu...
Jan 8 2021
Compiling with continuations, or without? Whatever.
Cong Y., Osvald L., Essertel G., Rompf T. Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages 3(ICFP): 1-28, 2019. Type: Article
The front end of a compiler analyzes a computer program’s source code and parses it into an intermediate representation (IR). The back end then takes this IR and translates it into machine code for execution. The techniques used for generati...
Dec 16 2020
The hardware hacker: adventures in making and breaking hardware
Huang A., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2017. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593277-58-1)
Andrew “bunnie” Huang was Chumby’s lead hardware engineer for its WiFi-equipped embedded computer device, chumby, which premiered in 2006. He was charged with the task of traveling from the US to Shenzhen, and figuring how to bui...
Nov 17 2020
Energy-efficient driving of road vehicles: toward cooperative, connected, and automated mobility
Sciarretta A., Vahidi A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 294 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030241-26-1)
The main goal of this book is to show the potential of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) for increasing energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact, decreasing car accidents, and improving quality of life and mobility for older populati...
Nov 3 2020
Design of low power integrated radios for emerging standards
Rahman M., Harjani R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 71 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030213-32-9)
Low power radios are in high demand for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where there is a need for small, efficient, and low powered radios for wireless data communications. This book is part of Springer’s “Analog Circuits and ...
Jul 10 2020
Performance characterization of NVMe-over-fabrics storage disaggregation
Guz Z., Li H., Shayesteh A., Balakrishnan V. ACM Transactions on Storage 14(4): 1-18, 2018. Type: Article
When it comes to mass data processing, one of the most challenging issues is finding solutions for maximal resource utilization (processor, memory, storage, network, and so on). The underutilization of resources (overprovisioning of disk capacity ...
Mar 7 2020
Exploring the early digital
Haigh T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 243 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030021-51-1)
Early digital is the theme proffered here as an alternative to computers, or even the larger framework of computing, to understand computer history during the formative period of digitizing information. The work is in line with a host of related s...
Feb 7 2020
Smart assisted living: toward an open smart-home infrastructure
Chen F., García-Betances R., Chen L., Cabrera-Umpiérrez M., Nugent C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 342 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030255-89-3)
With an aging population and an ever-growing connection of smart devices, there hasn’t been a more appropriate time for this type of book. Ubiquitous computing has revolutionized the way that health can be managed. Equipping people with devi...
Feb 5 2020
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