Accelerating Pattern Matching with OpenCL

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Best Raspberry PI Zero Project For Home Automation Part 1: 100 More Killer Raspberry Pi Zero Projects by Sri Marheni
Accelerating Pattern Matching with OpenCL by Fraser Adams
Stefan Kruse, “LOGO! 8: A Practical Introduction, with Circuit Solutions and Example Programs”
Scott W. Teare, “Practical Electronics for Optical Design and Engineering (Tutorial Texts)”
Labview Based Automation Guide For Microwave Measurements By Satya Kesh Dubey, Naina Narang, P. S. Negi, V. N. Ojha

Best Raspberry PI Zero Project For Home Automation Part 1: 100 More Killer Raspberry Pi Zero Projects by Sri Marheni

English | 30 Sep. 2017 | ASIN: B07638D285 | 96 Pages | AZW3 | 3.19 MB

Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose to get involved.
The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.
Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
•A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
o1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
•512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
•A micro-SD card slot
•A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
•Micro-USB sockets for data and power
•An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
oIdentical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
•An unpopulated composite video header
•Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. It is available today in the UK from our friends at The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. We’ve built several tens of thousands of units so far, and are building more, but we expect demand to outstrip supply for the next little while.
One more thing: because the only thing better than a $5 computer is a free computer, we are giving away a free Raspberry Pi Zero on the front of each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, which arrives in UK stores today. Russell, Rob and the team have been killing themselves putting this together, and we’re very pleased with how it’s turned out. The issue is jam-packed with everything you need to know about Zero, including a heap of project ideas, and an interview with Mike Stimson, who designed the board.
Here Best Raspberry PI Zero For Home Automation Project

Accelerating Pattern Matching with OpenCL by Fraser Adams

English | 30 Sept. 2017 | ASIN: B076369HD1 | 120 Pages | AZW3 | 785.92 KB

Pattern matching is the act of searching a given sequence of tokens for the presence of some other sequence of tokens, and represents one of the most fundamental problems encountered in computer science, from simple string scanning and regular expressions through to lexers & parsers, virus scanners and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
This book describes in detail an approach to pattern matching that uses a parallel variant of the well known Aho-Corasick algorithm implemented using OpenCL to enable heterogeneous acceleration across a range of devices.
The intent of this book is to live in the gap between tutorials on the OpenCL API, that often tend not to cover some of the practical complexities, and some of the academic papers that are full of theory and interesting mathematics, but which often fall short on accessibility and practical application. This book attempts to describe a complex subject in an accessible way by illustration and example.

Stefan Kruse, “LOGO! 8: A Practical Introduction, with Circuit Solutions and Example Programs”

ISBN: 3895784451 | 2016 | PDF | 157 pages | 9.71 MB

Addressing students and engineers, but also hobby engineers, this practical guide will help to easily and cost-effectively implement technical solutions in home and installation technology, as well as small-scale automation solutions in machine and plant engineering.
The book descriptively illustrates how to plan LOGO! 8 projects, develop programs and how to select the hardware. Standard control technology scenarios are demonstrated by building on the fundamentals of modern information technology and with the help of several real-life sample switches. In addition, readers are provided with practice-oriented descriptions of various basic and special LOGO! 8 modules with which specific tasks can be very flexibly implemented.
Compared to former generations and competing products, LOGO! 8 comprises an integrated Ethernet interface, easy Internet control, a space-saving design and also more digital and analog outputs. The basic and special functions of the logic module can be used to replace several switching devices. Equipped with an Ethernet interface and a Web server, LOGO 8! devices offer more functionalities for remote access via smartphone or other devices. With the LOGO! Soft Comfort V8 software, program and communication functions for up to 16 network users can be conveniently programmed and simulated.

Scott W. Teare, “Practical Electronics for Optical Design and Engineering (Tutorial Texts)”

ISBN: 151060362X | 2016 | PDF | 234 pages | 4.98 MB

This book provides a functional overview of electronics and an appreciation for how knowledge of electronics can enhance optical engineering projects. The first six chapters focus on a wide range of circuits that are fundamental to understanding and working with electronics.
This presentation is supplemented by techniques for making electronic measurements and for moving data from the sensor to the computer. The next seven chapters introduce electronic devices of interest to optical engineers and build on the earlier chapters. Examples are provided throughout the book that range from simple calculations to sample MATLAB[sup][/sup] scripts. The aim of the MATLAB-based examples is to support an understanding of the fundamentals and relationships behind the electronics, and to provide a starting point for creating customized code.

Labview Based Automation Guide For Microwave Measurements By Satya Kesh Dubey, Naina Narang, P. S. Negi, V. N. Ojha

English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 56 Pages | ISBN : 981106279X | 2.14 MB

The book is focused on measurement automation, specifically using the LabView tool. It explains basic measurements in a simplified manner with appropriate step-by-step explanations and discussions of instrument capabilities. It touches upon aspects of measurement science, microwave measurements and software development for measurement.
The book can be used as a guide by technicians, researchers and scientists involved in metrology laboratories to automate measurements. The book explains the development process for automation of measurement systems for every step of the software development lifecycle. It covers system design and automation policy creation. The book uses a top-down approach which enables the reader to relate their own problems and develop a system with their own analysis. The book includes many examples, illustrations, flowcharts, measurement results and screenshots of a worked-out automation software for microwave measurement. The book includes discussions on microwave measurements-attenuation, microwave power and E-field strength. The contents of this book will be of interest to students, researchers and scientists working in the field of electromagnetism, antennas, communication and electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC).

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