Tied to no particular set of computer-aided logic design tools, it advocates the new emphasis in VLSI design. Includes support of layout synthesis from description in a register transfer level language as well as from design capture. Contains a detailed introduction to Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps and sequential circuits. In this edition discussion of combination logic has been extended; switching circuits updated; a comprehensive treatment of test generation for VLSI included.
The third edition was titled Introduction to Switching Theory and Logical Design. This is not a fourth edition of the previous work, although it freely appropriates material from the book and is intended to serve a similar audience. The text is not tied to any particular set of computer-aided logic design tools. Each chapter contains examples, problems, and a bibliography. Topics include number systems and codes, logic element realization, synthesis of clock-mode sequential circuits, VLSI realization of digital systems, and test generation for VLSI. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)