Microprocessor Design: A Practical Guide from Design Planning to Manufacturing

by: Grant McFarland


Abstract: Learn the complete microchip design process. Microprocessor Design takes entry-level engineers and non-specialists through the fundamentals of microprocessor design, including basic concepts, components, packaging, architectures, circuit design, layout, and testing. More particular-focused and less mathematical than traditional textbooks, this book uses the author’s classroom experience to create an easy-to-follow pedagogy that walks you through the complete design flow process. Microprocessor packaging techniques, Design planning and architecture, Microprocessor circuit design.
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Title: Microprocessor Design: A Practical Guide from Design Planning to Manufacturing

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2006 The McGraw-Hill Publishing Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071459518

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Grant McFarland holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His doctoral dissertation, CMOS Technology Scaling and Its Impact on Cache Delay, predicted the impact of fabrication technology scaling on the design of processor cache memories. Dr. McFarland is currently senior design engineer for Intel(R) Corporation where he created a corporate training course and teaches the fundamentals of microprocessor design. He participated in the design of the 180nm, 90nm, and 65nm generations of the Pentium(R) 4 microprocessor. Readers with comments or questions about this book can reach him at grant.mcfarland@comcast.net.

Description: Learn the complete microchip design process. Microprocessor Design takes entry-level engineers and non-specialists through the fundamentals of microprocessor design, including basic concepts, components, packaging, architectures, circuit design, layout, and testing. More particular-focused and less mathematical than traditional textbooks, this book uses the author’s classroom experience to create an easy-to-follow pedagogy that walks you through the complete design flow process. Microprocessor packaging techniques, Design planning and architecture, Microprocessor circuit design.