Charles Roth is Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught Digital Design for more than four decades. In addition to this successful book, Dr. Roth has co-authored DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL and DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VERILOG. Lizy John is the B. N. Gafford Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. John has been teaching and conducting research in computer architecture and digital systems design for almost two decades. She has coauthored DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL and DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VERILOG and has edited several successful books on computer performance evaluation and workload characterization. She is an IEEE Fellow.
The authors approach digital system design in a practical and straight forward manner. They provide numerous design examples and discuss current devices. The extensive examples help one understand the relationship between design and implementation. Students have commented that some review topics in this textbook helped them better understand concepts taught in prerequisite courses. I believe the book is valuable as a textbook for an advanced course in digital design, particularly suitable for programmable logic based design with an excellent pedagogy.