Digital Design provides a modern approach to learning the increasingly important topic of digital systems design. The text's focus on register-transfer-level design and present-day applications not only leads to a better appreciation of computers and of today's ubiquitous digital devices, but also provides for a better understanding of careers involving digital design and embedded system design. THE BOOK'S KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: An emphasis on register-transfer-level (RTL) design, the level at which most digital design is practiced today. yet, coverage is bottom-up, starting from transistors and gates, and working up step-by-step to more complex components. the book emphasizes design, not just components, involving behavior capture followed by circuit creation at various abstraction levels. Extensive use of basic examples to teach and illustrate new concepts, and of application examples, such as pacemakers, ultrasound machines, automobiles, and cell phones, to demonstrate the immediate relevance of the concepts. Separation of basic design from optimization and tradeoffs, allowing development of a solid understanding of basic design, before considering the more advanced topic of optimization and tradeoffs. Flexible organization, enabling early or late coverage of optimization methods or of HDLs, and enabling choice of VHDL, Verilog, or SystemC HDLs. Accompanying HDL-introduction companion books that follow digital Design's chapter structure and use the book's examples, for in-depth HDL coverage. Career insights and advice from designers with varying levels of experience. A clear bottom-up description of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). An integrated technology package isavailable with Digital Design. WileyPLUS offers worked out video solutions, guided online problems, and unlimited algorithmic exercises. The free Book Companion Site offers extensive supporting materials, including graphical animated PowerPoint slides, a complete solutions manual for the instructor, and online tools that interactively illustrate key concepts.Go to wiley.com/college/vahid for more information on these resources as well as a ink to the author's website, www.ddvahid.com.Frank Vahid is the author of 'Digital Design', published 2006 under ISBN 9780470044377 and ISBN 0470044373.