Bebop to the Boolean Boogie
An Unconventional Guide to ElectronicsBy
- Clive Maxfield, Engineer, TechBytes, and Editor of PLDesignline.com
From reviews of the first edition:"If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design "Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people." --Electronic Design"Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ... Maxfield writes lucidly on a variety of complex topics without 'writing down' to his audience." --EDN"A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics." -Science Books & Films"Extremely readable and easy to understand, you'll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along." --New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops
Electrical and electronic engineers, technicians, and technical marketing personnel.
Published: December 2002
Â¿Extremely readable and easy to understand, youÂ¿ll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along.Â¿ Â¿ New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops Â¿A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics.Â¿ Â¿ Science Books & Films Â¿ThereÂ¿s something for anyone involved in anyway in electronics, whether as a mild interest or as a serious technician. . . . The book is an excellent and invaluable resource for anyone whoÂ¿s ever held a soldering iron and wants to know what makes current electronics technology tick, and where it's going in the future.Â¿ Â¿ Everyday with Practical Electronics (U.K.) Â¿This book is better than most college courses for learning electronics basics.Â¿ Â¿ The Daily Spectrum Â¿Maxfield shows the best of his style, mixing deep knowledge of technical history with a great sense of humor and a strong passion for finding some (almost) unbelievable nuggets of trivia. On the whole, this is a book that deserves the acclaim it received since the very first edition and it should be on the desk of everybody who is interested in digital electronics design.Â¿ Â¿ Electronics World, January 2006
- Section 1: Fundamental ConceptsChapter 1: Analog versus DigitalChapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and CrystalsChapter 3: Conductors and Insulators; Voltage, Current, Resistance, Capacitance, and InductanceChapter 4: Semiconductors: Diode and TransistorsChapter 5: Primitive Logic FunctionsChapter 6: Using Transistors to Build Primitive Logic FunctionsChapter 7: Alternative Numbering SystemsChapter 8: Binary ArithmeticChapter 9: Boolean AlgebraChapter 10: Karnaugh MapsChapter 11: Using Primitive Logic Functions to Build More Complex FunctionsChapter 12: State Diagrams, State Tables, State MachinesChapter 13: Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-AnalogChapter 14: Integrated Circuits (ICs)Chapter 15: Memory ICsChapter 16: Programmable ICsChapter 17: Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)Chapter 18: Circuit Boards (PWBs and DWBs)Chapter 19: HybridsChapter 20: Multichip Modules (MCMs)Chapter 21: Alternative and Future TechnologiesAppendix A: Assertion-Level LogicAppendix B: Positive Logic versus Negative LogicAppendix C: Reed-Muller LogicAppendix D: Gray CodesAppendix E: A Reed-Muller Extraction UtilityAppendix F: Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)Appendix G: Pass-Transistor LogicAppendix H: No-Holds-Barred Seafood Gumbo