My Favorite Books as an Electrical Engineering Student

After successfully completing my degree program in electrical and electronics engineering i would like to share some of the favorite books i enjoyed reading.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
–Ernest Hemingway

PIC Microcontroller and Embedded Systems Using Assembly and C for PIC18

Title PIC Microcontroller And Embedded Systems: Using Assembly And C For Pic 18
Author Mazidi
Publisher Pearson Education, 2008
ISBN 8131716759, 9788131716755
Length 800 pages
This book offers a systematic approach to pic programming and interfacing using the assembly and C languages.
It also gives numerous examples and a step-by-step approach, it covers both the assembly and C. programming languages and devotes separate chapters to interfacing with peripherals such as timers, LCDs, serial ports, interrupts, motors and more.
A unique chapter on the hardware design of the PIC system and the PIC trainer round out coverage, while text appendices and online support make it easy to use in the lab and classroom.

Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

Title: Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers
Author: Barry L. Dorr
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Print ISBN: 9781118527429
Online ISBN: 9781119149606
The book is a review of essential skills that an entry-level or experienced engineer must be able to demonstrate on a job interview and perform when hired. It will help engineers prepare for interviews by demonstrating application of basic principles to practical problems. Hiring managers will find the book useful because it defines a common ground between the student's academic background and the company's product or technology-specific needs, thereby allowing managers to minimize their risk when making hiring decisions.

RF Circuit Design

Title RF Circuit Design
Author Christopher Bowick
Publisher Elsevier, 2011
ISBN 0080553427, 9780080553429
Length 256 pages
RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today’s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion.
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Learning C by Examples

Title Learning C by Example
Author Agus Kurniawan
Publisher PE Press
Subjects Computers › General
This book is a "no waste time book" as it go straight in getting you started with C programming. This book provides many code samples for illustration. The following are the highlighted topics:
  •  Development Environment
  • Basic C Programming Language
  • Array and Pointer
  • Functions
  • I/O Operations
  • String Operations
  • Building C Library
  • Threading
  • Database Programming
  • Socket Programming
This book uses GNU GCC compiler for C programming.

Digital and Analog Communication Systems

Title Digital and Analog Communication Systems
Author Leon W. Couch
Edition 8, illustrated
Publisher Pearson, 2013
ISBN 0132915383, 9780132915380
Length 762 pages
This revision of Couch's authoritative text provides the latest treatment of digital communication systems. The author balances coverage of both digital and analog communication systems, with an emphasis on design. Readers will gain a working knowledge of both classical mathematical and personal computer methods to analyze, design, and simulate modern communication systems. MATLAB is integrated throughout.

Mixed-Signal and DSP Design Techniques

Title Mixed-Signal and DSP Design Techniques
Author The technical staff of Analog Devices
Editor Walt Kester
Publisher Elsevier, 2003
ISBN 0080511767, 9780080511764
Length 368 pages
This book is a must have if you are in to DSP designs. it provides practical information on how to choose between the techniques and how to design a system. The book covers
  • sampled data systems, 
  • choosing A-to-D and D-to-A converters for DSP applications, 
  • fast Fourier transforms, 
  • digital filters, 
  • selecting DSP hardware, 
  • interfacing to DSP chips, and hardware design techniques. 
It contains a number of application designs with thorough explanations. Heavily illustrated, the book contains all the design reference information that engineers need when developing mixed and digital signal processing systems.

Digital Signal Processing in Power System Protection and Control

Title Digital Signal Processing in Power System Protection and Controls
Author Waldemar Rebizant, Janusz Szafran, Andrzej Wiszniewski
Editor Walt Kester
Publisher Springer London, 2011
ISBN 0857298011, 9780857298010
Length 316 pages
Digital Signal Processing in Power System Protection and Control bridges the gap between the theory of protection and control and the practical applications of protection equipment. Understanding how protection functions is crucial not only for equipment developers and manufacturers, but also for their users who need to install, set and operate the protection devices in an appropriate manner.
After introductory chapters related to protection technology and functions,The book presents:

  • The digital algorithms for signal filtering
  • Algorithms of the most commonly-used protection criteria values and decision-making methods in protective relays.
A large part of the book is devoted to the basic theory and applications of artificial intelligence techniques for protection and control. Fuzzy logic based schemes, artificial neural networks, expert systems and genetic algorithms with their advantages and drawbacks are discussed. AI techniques are compared and it is also shown how they can be combined to eliminate the disadvantages and magnify the useful features of particular techniques.

CMOS IC Layout: Concepts, Methodologies, and Tools

Title CMOS IC Layout Concepts, Methodologies, and Tools
Author Dan Clein
Publisher Newnes, 2000
ISBN 0750671947, 9780750671941
Length 261 pages
This is for those who are going into the field of VLSI. This book includes basic methodologies, review of basic electrical rules and how they apply, design rules, IC planning, detailed checklists for design review, specific layout design flows, specialized block design, interconnect design, and also additional information on design limitations due to production requirements.
  • Practical, hands-on approach to CMOS layout theory and design
  • Offers engineers and technicians the training materials they need to stay current in circuit design technology.
  • Covers manufacturing processes and their effect on layout and design decisions
I will update the list later, let's know your favorite books too, comment below.
My Favorite Books as an Electrical Engineering Student My Favorite Books as an Electrical Engineering Student Reviewed by Zakaria Mohammed on August 30, 2018 Rating: 5


  1. The guides and other books will be useful for exploring many of the nuances in the energy field. It is also effective for improving the skills of engineers

  2. The work with electrical engineering involves the study of additional literature to expand your own experience in this area. It is important in practice


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