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1. Power Electronics: Converters,
2. Data Converters
3. Pulse Width Modulation for Power
4. Automatic Control of Converter-Fed
5. Troubleshooting Switching Power
6. The Bus Converter's Bible, 2nd
7. Time-to-Digital Converters (Springer
8. Voltage-Sourced Converters in
9. Dynamic Analysis of Switching-Mode
10. Understanding Delta-Sigma Data
11. Grid Converters for Photovoltaic
12. Power-Switching Converters, Third
13. Art of RAW Conversion: How to
14. Power Electronic Converter Harmonics:
15. Switch-Mode Power Converters:
16. Resonant Power Converters
17. Static and Dynamic Performance
18. Wide-Bandwidth High Dynamic Range
19. Power Supplies Switching Regulators,
20. Bifurcations and Chaos in Piecewise-Smooth

1. Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design
by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins
Hardcover: 824 Pages (2002-10-10)
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Asin: 0471226939
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the new Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less. The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for Electrical Engineering students
This book is great for Electrical Engineering students. I hardly ever find myself wondering what the authors meant because of the very simple and clear writing style used in this text. I think a bit of colour in pictures and circuits would help visual learners such as myself but I'm not complaining. It's black and white start to finish but the method of explanation makes up for this one quirk. All in all, it's a great book and I think I'll be keeping this book forever as reference and not sell it like most of my other engineering textbooks.

Shipping to Canada was also very fast (3days).

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I use this book to study fow a Power Electronics course. It is a good book and lightweight. 5 stars. Bought it directly from Amazon. Good shipping conditions.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy Diagrams
I will work hard to sell this book soon.Understanding Power Electronics needs understanding of output waveforms of circuits.A sine-qua-non of waveform study is to be presented with diagrams that are clear and easy to understand.In this aspect this book is junk.'A picture is a thousand words' so the saying goes - I rest my case.What do you say about someone who draws a voltage and a current waveform in one diagram?Or several voltage and current waveforms in one diagram?Vs, supply voltage, Vd, diode drop, Vo output voltage, everything in one diagram and they overlap to say the least and also all in the same color - black.Sloppy and Lazy just about sums it up.These idiots think that such concepts are so simple that one need not sweat it to present them in a more clear fashion.It is evident that these people dont teach for a living - they do research and ask their TAs to do the teaching.One more caveat, dont buy the book written by that other fellow Dr. B.K.Bose.He too I am sure is stuffed to the gills with knowledge and wisdom a la Dr.Mohan here but his ability to present concepts in a simple manner with clear pictures and diagrams also is very suspect.Another $100+ went down the drain for me.My search for a good Power Electronics book goes on.If anyone knows of a good book please help.How much does it take to explain a simple rectifier and inverter circuits?Ye Gods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book with excellent questions and thorough analysis of basic analog power circuits and their uses.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good survey, but not exactly what I was looking for
This is a great survey of power electronics for someone with a modest electrical engineering background. It presents terminology, hardware, circuits and analysis in an approachable and well organized way.After reading it, someone with little prior experience can have a clear sense of what the field is about, what devices are available, and what technology is appropriate for specific power and voltage levels.

That said, as another reviewer pointed out, the book is a little light on math and detailed circuit topology.Erickson and Maksimovic was a much better fit for my needs. ... Read more

2. Data Converters
by Franco Maloberti
Paperback: 440 Pages (2010-11-02)
list price: US$124.00 -- used & new: US$98.83
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Asin: 1441940871
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This book is the first graduate-level textbook presenting a comprehensive treatment of Data Converters. It provides comprehensive definition of the parameters used to specify data converters, and covers all the architectures used in Nyquist-rate data converters. The book uses Simulink and Matlab extensively in examples and problem sets. This is a textbook that is also essential for engineering professionals as it was written in response to a shortage of organically organized material on the topic. The book assumes a solid background in analog and digital circuits as well as a working knowledge of simulation tools for circuit and behavioral analysis.

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3. Pulse Width Modulation for Power Converters: Principles and Practice (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)
by D. Grahame Holmes, Thomas A. Lipo
Hardcover: 744 Pages (2003-10-03)
list price: US$155.00 -- used & new: US$120.96
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Asin: 0471208140
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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* The first single volume resource for researchers in the field who previously had to depend on separate papers and conference records to attain a working knowledge of the subject.
* Brings together the field's diverse approaches into an integrated and comprehensive theory of PWM ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The irreplaceable book
The book without which studying of a pulse-width modulation for power converters is not possible.

5-0 out of 5 stars PWM for Power Converters
This is not the type of book with practical applications.The book is rather heavy in the Math department.By page 57, one could find themselves knee deep in mathematical equations.However, this is an excellent text book about Harmonic Distortion and PWM Modulation Techniques.No designer of Rectifiers, Inverters, or Motor Controllers should be without it.This is an excellent reference book. ... Read more

4. Automatic Control of Converter-Fed Drives (Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
by M.P. Kazmierkowski, H. Tunia
Hardcover: 574 Pages (2005-10-11)
list price: US$234.95 -- used & new: US$187.96
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Asin: 044498660X
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This book introduces the reader in a systematical way to the design philosophy behind vector control systems. The mathematical motor models based on complex-space vector descriptions as well as the control structures for DC motors provide a perfect basis for explaining the principles of AC motor vector control. An in-depth reviewof electromagnetic transients in induction motors under various methods of frequency control is given. This is explained with the help of appropriate block schemes and new equivalent circuits. Properties of AC motors under non-sinusoidal supply are reviewed. The basic power converter topologies applied in motor control technology as well as symmetry and loss reduction problems are discussed. Some examples of controller design methods are presented step by step. An important feature of the book is that it contains many examples of systems applied in practical engineering as well as simulation and experimental results. The volume will be of interest to all those familiar with the basics of electrical machines and control systems theory. Therefore, it is recommended to students of electrical, electronics and mechanics departments. The book can also be used by those working in industry, who are interested in modern power electronics, drives and motion control, robotics as well as automation of industrial processes. ... Read more

5. Troubleshooting Switching Power Converters: A Hands-on Guide
by Sanjaya Maniktala
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-09-14)
list price: US$76.95 -- used & new: US$61.56
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Asin: 0750684216
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Power Supply design is all about detail. And a large part of that detail lies in the practical domain, largely because of the typically small number of microseconds of switching periods involved, and the even smaller tens of nanoseconds of switch transition times --- all these, in effect accentuating various "second-order" effects, that eventually end up playing prime havoc with "normal" expectations of how the circuit should behave. So not unsurprisingly, even after reading several books, most readers still find themselves no closer to the ultimate goal of designing an actual power supply.

Sooner or later, all engineers start realizing the hard fact that designing a switching power supply isn't the trivial task it once seemed to be. But even after years of successfully mastering the underlying theory, the ultimate goal of creating a cost-effective, reliable and commercially viable power supply may still remain a distant dream, since success ultimately hinges on experience. That is, in fact, what clearly differentiates a senior and seasoned power supply engineer from the others --- the ability to navigate and surmount a veritable minefield of tricky issues that can only be learned the hard way, by actual hands-on experience on the job.

This book presents practical knowledge the author acquired rather painfully, while working "in the trenches" for several years in major engineering companies scattered across several continents. This is intended to be the mythical senior engineer's "bag of tricks," finally made available in the form of an easy-to-read book on your shelf. This book will make life for the ambitious power supply engineer much simpler --- besides reducing significantly, the rigorous requirement of having to be a senior engineer's protégé for years on end, just to gain a small measure of real success in this field.

* A practical presentation that answers the important question: why is my switching converter behaving so differently than what I was expecting on the basis of my paper design? And how do I bridge that huge gap?
* For the first time, a systematic and thorough discussion of troubleshooting switching power supplies.
* Coverage of AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies.
* Bench Evaluation of semiconductor ICs used in power conversion --- describing standard and unusual techniques mastered by the author, while testing similar chips at National Semiconductor.
* Detailed coverage of vital topics that haven't been covered by available sources --- grounding systems, the subtleties of component datasheets, and using instruments and probes effectively.
* Systematic investigation (type of failure mechanism, topology, etc.) and solutions for 5 years of reported power supply issues on a prominent, public web forum. This approach will ensure that engineers will not repeat the same mistakes.
* A unique, readable style: personal and direct; no mystification--- just the plain truth, easily and logically explained, with plenty of pictures, graphs and plots. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not too good
The topic is original, but is not extensive. Written in a very difficult English style, unappropiated for not English people like me.
The author has better books than this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect template for Troubleshooting
I have both of Sanjaya's other books, and was a reviewer on the second one.Both are excellent, so I had to read this one.I was amazed!He has exceeded my expectations.You built it; it sort of works; the efficiency is a little off, the ripple is a little high, now what?
This book covers everything from which transformer winding to put on first, whether the feedback resistor should be next to the IC or the load and why, etc.I would be willing to wager that anyone that has been designing switchers for 20 years will learn at least three new things.If you have never designed a switcher and never will, you should still get this book for the structured approach, the detailed info on resistor and capacitor manufacture and parasitics, high frequency pc board layout, etc.In some respects, better than the Pease or Williams books.I wish there was a "Troubleshooting Op Amp Circuits", "Troubleshooting FPGA Circuits", etc.Perhaps people in other electronic specialty areas will use this as a template and give us more books of this quality.
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6. The Bus Converter's Bible, 2nd Edition
by Dave Galey
Paperback: 332 Pages (2002-12-15)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$32.42
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Asin: 1890461202
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A must have book for the self conversion specialist. A definitive guide to the planning and fabrication of a luxury motorhome from a highway bus shell. The books is divided into six sections: Structural Modifications, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Interior Design and Exterior Design. The appendix contains reference tables and guides and it is fully indexed for easily locating specific subjects. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Bus Converts
I think my husband will enjoy this book, although I was expecting more photographs of converted buses.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Information But...
Good information but poorly written, edited and published.Contains some technical errors.
Worthwhile as starting point.

4-0 out of 5 stars A true must have for bus nuts!
Anyone who is serious about converting a bus or is even interested should have this book in their library.
I expected a basic "how to" book that would skim over the important topics but that one would be 'Beginners Guide To Converted Coaches' by Larry Plachno which I also recommend for initial reading. When you really get more serious and want to learn about the different systems and what is involved then this book is a must and earns it's claim as a bible!
There are precious few books and useful articles on this hobby but the only reason that I didn't feel that this merited 5 stars was because some of the drawings, schematics and diagrams were a little small to really read and scrutinize. Maybe a few more pages in the book and larger diagrams next time?
Whether you are a complete novice or fairly adept, when you are getting serious about a conversion you really should start here and then move on to 'Bus Wiring for Bus Nuts' and 'Plumbing for Bus nuts' by the same author.
There are other books by Mr Galey as well but I have yet to read them.

5-0 out of 5 stars For all bus converters.
This book is is a great source of information for creating your own motorhome.Covers topics from raising the roof,plumbing,wiring to interior layouts,etc.Factual information will help you plan and build your motorhome.Plenty of photographs and diagrams.This book will help any would be bus converter.
If you are thinking of converting any bus read this book first. ... Read more

7. Time-to-Digital Converters (Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics)
by Stephan Henzler
Hardcover: 124 Pages (2010-03-04)
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With ongoing technology scaling high resolution in the voltage domain becomes increasingly troublesome. Time domain resolution, however, is continuously improving as digital circuits become faster in each new technology generation. Time-to-Digital Converters describes the fundamentals of time-to-digital converters (TDC) based on analog and digital conversion principles. An in depth theoretical investigation is provided with respect to quantization, linearity, noise, and variability. Advanced TDC architectures are described that address the challenges of signed time interval measurement, long measurement time, high resolution, high linearity, low-power, variability and calibration, low mismatch among multiple measurements, and suitability for design automation. Resolution enhancement techniques such as pulse-shrinking, Vernier delay-line, local passive interpolation, gated delay-lines, and time amplification are introduced and discussed with respect to operating principle, resolution, power, area, conversion time, susceptibility to variations, and suitability for implementation and mass production. Finally, an overview on TDC applications in phase-locked-loops and analog-to-digital converters is given. Time-to-Digital Converters provides a strong theoretical basis and comprises a unique in depth overview on TDC architectures and conversion principles.

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8. Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems
by Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani
Hardcover: 451 Pages (2010-02-15)
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Asin: 0470521562
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Presents Fundamentals of Modeling, Analysis,

and Control of Electric Power Converters for Power System Applications

Electronic (static) power conversion has gained widespread acceptance in power systems applications; electronic power converters are increasingly employed for power conversion and conditioning, compensation, and active filtering. This book presents the fundamentals for analysis and control of a specific class of high-power electronic converters—the three-phase voltage-sourced converter (VSC). Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems provides a necessary and unprecedented link between the principles of operation and the applications of voltage-sourced converters. The book:

  • Describes various functions that the VSC can perform in electric power systems

  • Covers a wide range of applications of the VSC in electric power systems—including wind power conversion systems

  • Adopts a systematic approach to the modeling and control design problems

  • Illustrates the control design procedures and expected performance based on a comprehensive set of examples and digital computer time-domain simulation studies

This comprehensive text presents effective techniques for mathematical modeling and control design, and helps readers understand the procedures and analysis steps. Detailed simulation case studies are included to highlight the salient points and verify the designs.

Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems is an ideal reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students in power engineering programs, practicing engineers who deal with grid integration and operation of distributed energy resource units, design engineers, and researchers in the area of electric power generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization. ... Read more

9. Dynamic Analysis of Switching-Mode DC-DC Converters (Electrical Engineering)
by Andre Kislovski
 Hardcover: 404 Pages (1991-08-08)
list price: US$147.00
Isbn: 0442239165
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Advanced SMPS Book on controls
This is the best advanced book on SMPS controls I've found yet.Very comprehensive.They go over many of the control topologies; fixed frequency, const on time, etc.
Lots of math, but not out of the range for EE's.
This is an advanced book, you should already have knoweldge of the basic topologies. ... Read more

10. Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters
by Richard Schreier, Gabor C. Temes
Hardcover: 464 Pages (2004-11-08)
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Asin: 0471465852
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Learn how to harness the power of delta-sigma data converters

Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters brings readers a clear understanding of the principles of delta-sigma (DeltaSigma) converter operation--analog to digital and digital to analog. It introduces the best computer-aided analysis and design techniques available. With an understanding of the great versatility of the DeltaSigma converter, readers can apply their new knowledge to a wide variety of applications, including digital telephony, digital audio, wireless and wired communications, medical electronics, and industrial and scientific instrumentation. The authors make the material accessible to all design engineers by focusing on developing an understanding of the physical operation rather than getting mired in complex mathematical treatments and derivations.

Written for entry-level readers, the publication has a natural flow that begins with basic concepts, enabling the readers to develop a solid foundation for the book's more complex material. The text, therefore, starts with a general introduction to the DeltaSigma converter, including a brief historical overview to place it in context. Next, the publication introduces the first-order DeltaSigma modulator, covering oversampling, noise-shaping, decimation filtering and other key concepts. Then, using the first-order modulator as a foundation, second and higher-order modulators are presented and analyzed. Finally, the authors delve into implementation considerations and present several design examples using the Delta-Sigma Toolbox.

Everything needed to facilitate quick comprehension and help readers apply their newly learned principles is provided:Simplified methods to understand complicated concepts such as spectral estimation and switched noiseReferences that lead to in-depth analysis of specialized topicsFigures and charts that illustrate complex design issuesConclusion section at the end of each chapter that highlights the key pointsReference manual for the Delta-Sigma Toolbox, along with numerous practical examples that illustrate the use of the Toolbox

This is essential reading for all design engineers who want to learn and fully harness the powerful capabilities of DeltaSigma data converters. Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students will find the book's logical organization and clear style, coupled with numerous practical examples, a great entry into the field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book for Sigma Delta ADC design
The right kind of book to get started on sigma delta ADC design. Couple of design examples in this book can be almost directly used to build a thermally limited 12-bit sigma delta.

The concepts of continuous time sigma delta, multilevel ADC, using the Schrier toolbox, switched capacitor noise analysis are well explained in this book. This book is a must for an analog/ADC designer working upon sigma delta ADC.

3-0 out of 5 stars grade B
This is certainly one of the best book written on delta-sigmas but a good book on the subject has yet to be written.
There is a chapter dedicated to design examples which is quite good. Multi-bit versus single bit, high order versus low order modulators gets good coverage. The weakness is the organisation of similar information dispersed in several chapters. The authors tried to avoid an overly mathematical style of writting but one wishes a little less hand waving. Many pages of text could have been replaced by simple and unequivocal mathematical derivations. I found the page layout is below average and exposition of ideas and concepts too superficial. This book would have been ok if it was reasonably priced given the average quality of its content but it is twice what it should be.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Univied, Consistent Approach
Much of the recent literature on digital signal processing has concentrated on the digital aspects of the task. The result is a surplus of books on the digital signal processing chips and programming techniques.

In the real world you have a signal and you need it digitized, or you have some digital data and you need a real life signal that you can send out somewhere. The real world refuses to become digital, its analog.

The literature on how to do this aspect has been sparse. And most of what does exist is in the form of a book by many authors. Their different writing style, different assumptions on the background of the readers and the inevitable disconnects between chapters make a consistent flow impossible.

In this book Dr. Temes, a professor at Oregon State brings a solid theoretical background to the writing. Dr. Schreier, a senior design engineer at Analog Devices brings an understanding of what is possible today. Both men have a wealth of experience in the subject and an ability to convey their experience and knowledge to the reader. ... Read more

11. Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems
by Remus Teodorescu, Marco Liserre, Pedro Rodriguez
Hardcover: 408 Pages (2011-03-15)
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Grid converters are the key player in renewable energy integration. The high penetration of renewable energy systems is calling for new more stringent grid requirements. As a consequence, the grid converters should be able to exhibit advanced functions like: dynamic control of active and reactive power, operation within a wide range of voltage and frequency, voltage ride-through capability, reactive current injection during faults, grid services support.

This book explains the topologies, modulation and control of grid converters for both photovoltaic and wind power applications. In addition to power electronics, this book focuses on the specific applications in photovoltaic wind power systems where grid condition is an essential factor.

With a review of the most recent grid requirements for photovoltaic and wind power systems, the book discusses these other relevant issues:

  • modern grid inverter topologies for photovoltaic and wind turbines
  • islanding detection methods for photovoltaic systems
  • synchronization techniques based on second order generalized integrators (SOGI)
  • advanced synchronization techniques with robust operation under grid unbalance conditiongrid filter design and active damping techniques
  • power control under grid fault conditions, considering both positive and negative sequences

Throughout, the authors include practical examples, exercises, and simulation models and an accompanying website sets out further modelling techniques using Matlab and Simulink environments, and physical security information management (PSIM) software.

Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems is intended as a coursebook for graduated students with a background in electrical engineering and also for professionals in the evolving renewable energy industry. For people from academia interested in adopting the course, a set of slides is available for download from the website. www.wiley.com/go/grid_converters ... Read more

12. Power-Switching Converters, Third Edition
by Simon Ang, Alejandro Oliva
Hardcover: 651 Pages (2010-11-22)
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Many advances and new concepts have emerged since the second edition of this book was published in 2005. This third edition includes a brand-new chapter on applications of switching converters and addresses new subjects, including LED drivers, and DC-DC converters both for solar panels and for fuel cells. This book also covers converter power management, phase-shift PWM, and low-noise and bidirectional DC-DC converters, featuring a non-linear discrete model of the DC-DC converter itself. The text discusses and applies new simulation tools such as PSIM, LTSPICE, and POWERESIM, and it provides additional and updated information on digital control of DC-DC converters, switched capacitor converters, and power factor controllers.

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13. Art of RAW Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW Converters
by Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller
Paperback: 240 Pages (2006-06-12)
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Asin: 1593270674
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The RAW file format used by digital cameras is essentially the raw data that a camera captures when it takes a photo. RAW files allow the digital photographer to edit and manipulate their photos with less data loss than in other file formats (such as JPEG). There are many RAW conversion tools, and it's often a good idea to use more than one to get optimal results.

The Art of RAW Conversion shows digital photographers how to work with the RAW files generated by a digital camera to produce the best possible image quality in finished photos. The authors (both experts in digital photography, file processing, printing, and color management) describe the conversion tools used to enhance RAW files and maximize photo quality. All techniques covered are based on practical experience and explained with step-by-step instructions, so that readers will be able to apply what they learn and create their own fine art-quality photographs. Covers Adobe Photoshop CS and other leading RAW converters.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I picked up a copy of The Art of RAW Conversion, by Uwe Steinmueller
and Jürgen Gulbins because I wanted to learn about the benefits of
shooting RAW photography and how to setup a good post processing
workflow.I was not disappointed by this book in the slightest.The
authors have done an excellent job at giving a basic overview of why
you should shoot in RAW mode along with presenting a fairly generic
workflow for processing your images.They then go on to spend the
majority of the book discussing how to adapt that workflow to various
pieces of software such as Adobe Camera RAW, Apple's Aperture, Adobe
Lightroom, and several others.I found that the book did an adequate
job of comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the applications,
although there did seem to be a bit of favoritism towards Adobe Camera
RAW.They then close out the remainder of the book by looking at a
variety of topics such as advanced post-processing techniques, the
.DNG format, batch processing, and B&W conversions.

Overall, I felt that this book was at the perfect level for someone
who is looking to just step up from taking photos and posting them
online to actually perfecting your images in the post processing
stages.I think they do a great job of presenting you with the basic
approach and then showing different tools that can be used to
accomplish this.They also give a few tips throughout on how to
improve your composition skills as well.I would definitely recommend
this book to anyone that is looking to take this step.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for serious photographers.
This is one of the best nuts-and-bolts photography books I have ever read.If you are serious about your images, you NEED this book. Yes, it is due for a new edition in order to cover the latest CS and RAW converter s/w. I purchased this book a couple of years ago, BUT I am currently using CS5, and the vintage of this publication is almost NO drawback at all.This book will change the way you do photography forever!I am ordering everything this guy has ever written--he's that good.In a nutshell, he takes a topic that can be quite technical (and dry!), and explains it in a way that is not only clear and easy to follow, but entertaining and a JOY to read.Buy this book.Period.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, though slightly dated, survey of RAW converters
With the plethora of image processing and editing tools available to today's digital photographers, making optimal choices from among those offerings has become daunting.Here to shed some light on the issue and help with the decision-making is a book from which every advanced digital darkroom practitioner should benefit.

When digital imaging really began to reach the consciousness level of consumers in the late 1990s, file capture was most often in JPEG format.As the public enthusiasm for digital accelerated, serious photographers loudly debated quality issues, especially as related to film.Then along came RAW -- a digital capture mode using minimal in-camera processing with much more post-capture flexibility and strong potential for higher quality results.Early RAW files could only be converted using the camera manufacturer's proprietary software which often lacked convenience and elegance.Then Adobe popularized RAW with distribution of their Camera Raw Photoshop plug-in which through reverse engineering enabled one program to convert RAW files from many different brands of cameras.This proved very convenient to many who were already using Photoshop as their primary image editor and opened the door to unprecedented control of the digital image development process, including post-capture adjustment of white balance, exposure, and other variables.Numerous third-party RAW converters quickly followed, making informed choices tough without trying them all.

But when there's a need, someone usually rises to fill it...hence this book.Uwe Steinmueller has written a number of books (some co-authored with Juergen Gulbins) in both print and e-book format.What this edition does exceedingly well is describe in detail the concepts of digital capture, color management, and the benefits of shooting in RAW file format, and then it lays out the choices among RAW conversion programs currently available.The authors follow with additional info on perfecting images, batch processing, the DNG format, profiling, and creating black and white images.I know of no other printed volume that provides as comprehensive a survey of current RAW tools with cogent comments on qualitative capability and appropriate application.Furthermore, the clear, concise discussions of often highly technical subjects are really excellent, and the order and manner in which this rather complex collection of topics is presented is logical and understandable - really well done.

A couple of caveats.This is not a beginner's book.While those who wish to learn digital photography thoroughly will benefit a great deal from it, the sheer weight of technical information might stymie someone relatively new to digital imaging.Secondly, technology has moved so rapidly that this book is already dated.There have been significant changes in the industry since the date of publication that alter the choices in RAW converters.Hopefully an updated version of the book will arrive soon to bring issues to a more current status.Nevertheless, as a whole, this collection of information is an important resource for serious digital imagers and is highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXTREME RAW PHOTOGRAPHY!!
Are you an amateur or a professional photographer? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Juergen Gulbins and Uwe Steinmueller, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to achieve art-quality results with your digital camera.

Gulbins and Steinmueller, begin by preparing you for implementing a RAW conversion workflow. Then, the authors focus on the RAW conversion process and the software you'll use to implement it. Next, they present the key features of four more converters. They also cover Adobe's new integrated digital photography application, Lightroom. Finally, the authors focus on more specialized topics.

This most excellent book deals with the conversion of images shot using RAW format into images in a standardized image format, such as TIFF or JPEG. Perhaps more importantly, this book focuses mostly on the process of RAW conversion: what you should consider when shooting RAW, how to prepare files for conversion, and how to set up an efficient conversion workflow as part of your total image workflow.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
After studying this book, I now understand RAW and it's capabilities better than ever!! Highly Recommend! ... Read more

14. Power Electronic Converter Harmonics: Multipulse Methods for Clean Power
by Derek A. Paice
Hardcover: 202 Pages (1995-10)
list price: US$69.95
Isbn: 078031137X
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15. Switch-Mode Power Converters: Design and Analysis
by Keng C. Wu
Hardcover: 408 Pages (2005-10-25)
list price: US$113.00 -- used & new: US$52.05
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Asin: 0120887959
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book introduces an innovative, highly analytical approach to symbolic, closed-form solutions for switched-mode power converter circuits. This is a highly relevant topic to power electronics students and professionals who are involved in the design and analysis of electrical power converters. The author uses extensive equations to explain how solid-state switches convert electrical voltages from one level to another, so that electronic devices (e.g., audio speakers, CD players, DVD players, etc.) can use different voltages more effectively to perform their various functions. Most existing comparable books published as recently as 2002 do not discuss closed-loop operations, nor do they provide either DC closed-loop regulation equations or AC loop gain (stability) formulae. The author Wu, a leading engineer at Lockheed Martin, fills this gap and provides among the first descriptions of how error amplifiers are designed in conjunction with closed-loop bandwidth selection.

Readers will gain a mathematically rigorous introduction to numerous, closed-form solutions that are readily applicable to the design and development of various switch-mode power converters.

* Provides symbolic, closed-form solutions for DC and AC studies
* Provides techniques for expressing close-loop operation
* Gives readers the ability to perform closed-loop regulation and sensitivity studies
* Gives readers the ability to design error amplifiers with precision
* Employs the concept of the continuity of states in matrix form
* Gives accelerated time-domain, steady-state studies using Laplacetransform
* Gives accelerated time-domain studies using state transition
* Extensive use of matrix, linear algebra, implicit functions, and Jacobian determinants
* Enables the determination of power stage gain that otherwise could not be obtained ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Switch-Mode Power Converters: Design and Analysis
very good book.for those who interested in switch mode power converters this book analyse in deep mathematically and also by using graphs and schetimatic diagrams the explanation became better. ... Read more

16. Resonant Power Converters
by Marian K. Kazimierczuk, Dariusz Czarkowski
Hardcover: 512 Pages (1995-04)
list price: US$145.00
Isbn: 0471047066
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The first book devoted exclusively to resonant energy conversion, Resonant Power Converters is a practical, systematic guide to the analysis and design of the various dc-ac resonant inverters, high-frequency rectifiers, and dc-dc resonant converters that are the building blocks of many of today's high-frequency energy processors. Designed to function as both a superior senior- to graduate-level text for electrical engineering courses and a valuable professional reference, it provides students and engineers with a solid grasp of existing high-frequency technology, while acquainting them with a number of easy-to-use tools for the analysis and design of resonant power circuits.

The most timely, comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art resonant technology available

  • Design procedures for a large variety of inverters, rectifiers, and converters
  • Chapters feature numerous analysis and design examples, schematics, review problems, summaries, experimental characteristics, extensive bibliographies, and more
  • Solutions Manual also available

The only book focusing entirely on high-frequency power conversion, Resonant Power Converters is an indispensable resource for electrical engineering students as well as practicing engineers, researchers, and consultants. ... Read more

17. Static and Dynamic Performance Limitations for High Speed D/A Converters (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)
by Anne van den Bosch, Michiel Steyaert, Willy M.C. Sansen
Paperback: 230 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Asin: 1441954341
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Static and Dynamic Performance Limitations for High Speed D/A Converters discusses the design and implementation of high speed current-steering CMOS digital-to-analog converters.
Starting from the definition of the basic specifications for a D/A converter, the elements determining the static and dynamic performance are identified. Different guidelines based on scientific derivations are suggested to optimize this performance. Furthermore, a new closed formula has been derived to account for the influence of the transistor mismatch on the achievable resolution of the current-steering D/A converter. To allow a thorough understanding of the dynamic behavior, a new factor has been introduced. Moreover, the frequency dependency of the output impedance introduces harmonic distortion components which can limit the maximum attainable spurious free dynamic range. Finally, the last part of the book gives an overview on different existing transistor mismatch models and the link with the static performance of the D/A converter. ... Read more

18. Wide-Bandwidth High Dynamic Range D/A Converters (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)
by Konstantinos Doris, Arthur H. M. van Roermund, Domine Leenaerts
Paperback: 204 Pages (2010-11-02)
list price: US$149.00 -- used & new: US$149.00
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Asin: 144194026X
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Wide-bandwidth high dynamic range Digital to Analog Converters (D/A) are essential elements of modern systems, e.g. multi-carrier communication systems. Current Steering D/A converters offer the potential to achieve high dynamic range for wide frequency bandwidths, however, their performance at higher frequencies is usually limited by strong nonlinear behavior. This behavior is not well understood and impedes performance progress.

Wide-Bandwidth High Dynamic Range D/A Converters presents a structured description of the operation principles and the nonlinear behavior of Current Steering D/A Converters, and shows ways to deal with it in the design phase.

The book provides the reader a thorough understanding of error mechanisms at high frequencies. It explains their effects and shows their dependencies with parameters of the processed signal, the architecture, its circuit blocks and their implementations. A highlight of the book is the detailed treatment of timing errors caused by circuit imperfections due to process mismatch and clock interconnects.

The book follows a unique approach, building an analysis and synthesis framework of concepts with a generic scope beyond the current steering architecture.

The concepts are tested in practice with the design and measurements of a high performance 12b 500MSample/sec Current Steering Digital to Analog Converter realized in 0.18m m CMOS.

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19. Power Supplies Switching Regulators, Inverters, and Converters
by Irving Gottlieb
Paperback: 479 Pages (1993-09-01)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$263.94
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Asin: 0830644040
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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An all-in-one guide to design, applications, and operation--with hundreds of helpful schematics and diagrams. Updated to cover new IC technology, low-voltage logic devices, and one-watt power supplies for ISDN equipment. Detailed enough for professional engineers and technicians . . . accessible enough for students and hobbyists. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Very poorly organized. Avoid and find a better tool!
I cannot recommend this book to anyone involved in power supply design. I find that it is very poorly organized, and fails to explore many key topics in much depth. Life is too short to spend time wrestling with this type of reference. I would advise the interested reader to look for the power supply text written by Lenk or one of several other well-regarded texts.

3-0 out of 5 stars Just as a reference on your Bookshelf
It is a good reference book if you are involved of Power supplies.
I recomended it just for a book of reference, there is nothing practical on it an i agree with others reviews that the book is not organized at all.

1-0 out of 5 stars Please look for a better book on this subject
I hate to give a bad review but this book really is so bad that I had to get rid of it and warn others about it. I can not imagine what the author was thinking when he wrote it. It just does not cover the topic well at all and any useful information in it is so poorly organized and written that it is mostly just a useless lump of paper. I think I gave my copy away but I should have thrown it in the trash. I am sorry I spent any of my money on it.

1-0 out of 5 stars A useless book
Book just skims the topics mentioned in its title - just a disordered collection of a bit outdated drawings with childlike commentary. No word about power conversion essentials: topologies, magnetics, feedback, stability, EMI, power semiconductors.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's more like a reference book.
This book presents different circuit configurations and tries to explain what they do theoretically. Definitely not for beginners in electronics. It does not give you an introduction to many things you should know to be able to understand what is explained here. It is good as a reference book. ... Read more

20. Bifurcations and Chaos in Piecewise-Smooth Dynamical Systems: Applications to Power Converters, Relay and Pulse-Width Modulated Control Systems, and Human ... Series on Nonlinear Science, Series a)
by Zhanybai T. Zhusubaliyev, Erik Mosekilde
Hardcover: 370 Pages (2003-08)
list price: US$142.00 -- used & new: US$130.56
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Asin: 9812384200
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Technical problems often lead to differential equations with piecewise-smooth right-hand sides. Problems in mechanical engineering, for instance, violate the requirements of smoothness if they involve collisions, finite clearances, or stick–slip phenomena. Systems of this type can display a large variety of complicated bifurcation scenarios that still lack a detailed description. This book presents some of the fascinating new phenomena that one can observe in piecewise-smooth dynamical systems. The practical significance of these phenomena is demonstrated through a series of well-documented and realistic applications to switching power converters, relay systems, and different types of pulse-width modulated control systems. Other examples are derived from mechanical engineering, digital electronics, and economic business-cycle theory.

The topics considered in the book include abrupt transitions associated with modified period-doubling, saddle-node and Hopf bifurcations, the interplay between classical bifurcations and border-collision bifurcations, truncated bifurcation scenarios, period-tripling and -quadrupling bifurcations, multiple-choice bifurcations, new types of direct transitions to chaos, and torus destruction in nonsmooth systems.

In spite of its orientation towards engineering problems, the book addresses theoretical and numerical problems in sufficient detail to be of interest to nonlinear scientists in general. ... Read more

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