15 Free eBooks On Hardware Design And Architecture!


Studying hardware design and architecture? Here are some free ebooks to help you out.

Atithya Amaresh

Investing on courses, certification and books can be tough on your pocket. To ease out the pressure for the current and aspirant computer hardware designers and architects out there, we bring 15 absolutely free ebooks On Hardware Design And Architecture. Happy reading!

1. The Elements of Computing Systems

Author/s: Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken
Publisher: MIT Press, 2005

The book will introduce the readers to the part of computer science knowledge, which is connected to the tasks of hardware and software constructions. It also explains how the theoretical and practical techniques can be used in real world application.

2. USB in a NutShell

Author/s: Craig Peacock
Publisher: Beyond Logic, 2007

Topics of the book includes, “Introduction to USB, Background, Architectural Overview, USB Data Flow Model, USB’s Two Standard Connectors, Low Level Electrical Signalling, Protocol Layer, USB Device Frame Work, USB Host Hardware and Software and Hub Specification.”

3. High Performance Computing

Author/s: Charles Severance, Kevin Dowd
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, 1998

The book aims to help out the new programmers and scientists in learning the basics of High Performance Computing. All that the book requires the reader to have is some basic understanding of modern computer architecture ans not any advanced computer engineering degree.


Author/s: Zhongfeng Wang
Publisher: InTech, 2010

The advancements in the VLSI technology have led to a huge explosion of development in computer and electronics. The book aims to elaborate the VLSI design techniques at various levels i.e. at the device level, the circuit level, the system level, and the architectural level.

5. PC Architecture

Author/s: Michael Karbo
Publisher: karbosguide.dk, 2006

The author has created this book with easy explanation and good illustrations. The book gives you a deep insight into the PC’s workings which will help you kickstart upgrading your PC, and even build your PC yourself.

6. Capability-Based Computer Systems

Author/s: Henry M. Levy
Publisher: Digital Press, 1984

The book is not just an introduction but also a survey, history and evaluation of the capability and object based computer systems. It is one of the most detailed text describing the early capability based and object based software/hardware systems.

7. Circuit Design Using Personal Computers

Author/s: Thomas R. Cuthbert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 1983

The book is a practical guide for designers looking to design electronic circuits with use of small computers and programmable calculators. These two makes it simple task to use and apply both classical and sophisticated techniques of designing.

8. More About High-volume Web Sites

Author/s: IBM Redbooks
Publisher: International Technical Support, 2004

The book helps you prepare yourself for WebSphere Web site used in e-commerce. The book guides on architecture for virtualization with WebSphere Application Server, advanced clustering techniques for maximizing Web site availability with WebSphere Application Server, and more.

9. Computer Aids for VLSI Design

Author/s: Steven M. Rubin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 1994

A broad view of the computational tools for VLSI designers. This book contains information valuable both to tool builders and to chip designers. The exposition is understandable to anyone familiar with computer programming and chip design.

10. Designing Analog Chips

Author/s: Hans Camenzind
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, 2005

The book is a comprehensive introduction to CMOS and analog IC design for engineers with a non-analog background. The emphasis is given on practical design, the entire field is covered with hundreds of examples. Very clear exposition.

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