6.979 Reference Materials

The material covered in this course is rather broad, but some texts and reference materials in particular are useful.

Online Materials

For research on a particular topic you can start at the AI/LCS reading room facilities.

Recommended Texts

A wonderful book on computer architecture which is generally useful for anyone interested in the field is "Computer Architecture: A Quantitave Approach" by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson. 1990.

A useful text on VLSI circuit design is "Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits" by David A. Hodges and Horace G. Jackson. This book is currently in its second edition.

"Transmission lines for Digital and Computer Communications" by Richard E. Matick.

"Principles of CMOS VLSI Design" by Neil H. E. Weste and Kamran Eshraghian. A classic!

"Circuits, Interconnections and Packaging for VLSI" by H.B. Bakoglu.