Elsevier publishes eight new books in the areas of engineering, embedded, and telecom



Elsevier announced the publication of eight new books in the areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Embedded Systems and Telecommunications.

Semiconductor Nanowires: Materials, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications by Jordi Arbiol and Qihua Xiiong
This book covers advanced materials for nanowires, the growth and synthesis of semiconductor nanowires-including methods such as solution growth, MOVPE, MBE, and self-organization. Characterizing the properties of semiconductor nanowires is covered in chapters describing studies using TEM, SPM, and Raman scattering. Applications of semiconductor nanowires are discussed in chapters focusing on solar cells, battery electrodes, sensors, optoelectronics and biology. It is written for academics, post-graduate students and industry professionals in electrical and electronic engineering, nanoscience, physics, chemistry and materials science.

Ecological Design of Smart Home Networks: Technologies, Social Impact and Sustainability by Nobuo Saito and David Menga
This book outlines the key principles and technologies needed for ecological smart home networks. It begins with a thorough overview of the concept behind ecological smart home network design, reviewing such important areas as power line communications, hybrid systems and middleware platforms. The book goes on to discuss some important applications of this technology, with wireless smart sensor networks for home and telecare, and smart home networking for content and energy management (including the intelligent Zero Emission Urban System), all explored in detail. It is an authoritative guide for postgraduate students, academic researchers and R&D managers in electronics, computer and network engineering, telecommunications, energy technology and home automation.

Plasma Etching Processes for Interconnect Realization in VLSI by Nicolas Posseme
The first of two books presenting the challenges and future prospects of plasma etching processes for microelectronics, this book focuses on back end of line (BEOL) for high performance device realization and presents an overview of all etch challenges for interconnect realization as well as the current etch solutions proposed in the semiconductor industry. Issues and potential solutions are illustrated through different process architectures available in the semiconductor industry (metallic or organic hard mask strategies). The book is a valuable resource for academics, students and researchers studying electronics, information systems and nanotechnology, and microelectronics researchers and engineers.

Advances in Independent Component Analysis and Learning Machines by Ella Bingham, Samuel Kaski, Jorma Laaksonen and Jouko Lampinen
This book reviews key developments in the theory and applications of independent component analysis (ICA), and its influence in important areas such as statistical signal processing, pattern recognition and deep learning. It looks at a variety of topics which have developed from the advances of ICA, including a unifying probabilistic model for PCA and ICA; optimization methods for matrix decompositions; insights into the FastICA algorithm; unsupervised deep learning; and machine vision and image retrieval. It will be useful for academic and industry researchers applying ICA in the fields of telecommunications, pattern recognition, signal and image processing, and medical imaging.

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports, Volume 2: Power Converters and their Control by Nicolas Patin
This book provides a comprehensive overview of power electronic converters (DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC and AC/AC) conventionally used in industrial and transportation applications, specifically for the supply of electric machines with variable speed drop off window. From the perspective of design and sizing, it presents the different functions encountered in a modular way for power electronics. The book details less traditional topics such as matrix converters and multilevel converters, and also features a case study design of an industrial controller, which is a synthesis (except the AC/AC direct conversion) of the study subjects, including sizing associated passive components.

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports, Volume 3: Switching Power Supplies by Nicolas Patin
This book deals with technical aspects such as classical separation between isolated and non-isolated power supplies, and soft switching through a special converter. It addresses the problem of regulating the output voltage of the switching power supplies in terms of modeling and obtaining transfer of SMPS functions. The book offers a case study of an isolated flyback power for which the complete design is presented: the active and passive components are sized based on the specifications initially set. Particular attention is given to the converter output capacitors and all the surrounding organs. It is aimed at practicing electronics and power electronics engineers, and undergraduates and academics in electronic engineering.

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports, Volume 4: Electromagnetic Compatibility by Nicolas Patin
Presented from a user's perspective to enable readers to apply the theory of power electronics to practical applications, this book is devoted to electromagnetic compatibility. It presents the sources of disturbance and the square wave signal, spectral modeling generic perturbation. Disturbances propagation mechanisms called "lumped" by couplings such as a common impedance, a parasitic capacitance or a mutual and "distributed constant", for which the spatial-temporal character must be taken into account, are also covered. The book also provide spectral analysis among other items that contain inequality (Heisenberg-Gabor), very useful for understanding the spread spectrum PWM type signals.

Cooperative and Cognitive Satellite Systems by Symeon Chatzinotas, Björn Ottersten and Riccardo De Gaudenzi
This book provides a solid overview of the current research in the field of cooperative and cognitive satellite systems, helping readers understand how to incorporate state-of-the-art communication techniques in innovative satellite network architectures to enable the next generation of satellite systems. It offers a comprehensive explanation of current research that enables readers to discover future technologies and their applications, integrate satellite and terrestrial systems and services to create innovative network architectures, understand the requirements and possibilities for future satellite communications standards and protocols, and evaluate the feasibility and practical constraints involved in the deployment process.

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