- Ian Sinclair
â¢ Explains electronics from fundamentals to applications - no other book has such breadth of coverage
â¢ Approachable, clear writing style with minimal math - no previous knowledge of electronics required!
â¢ Now fully revised and updated to include coverage of the latest developments in electronics: Blu-ray, HD, 3D TV, digital TV and radio, miniature computers, robotic systems and more
Electronics Simplifi ed (previously published as Electronics Made Simple) is essential reading for students embarking on courses involving electronics, anyone whose job involves electronic technology or equipment, and anyone who wants to know more about the electronics revolution. No previous knowledge is assumed and by focusing on how systems work, rather than on details of circuit diagrams and calculations, this book introduces readers to the key principles and technology of modern electronics without needing access to expensive equipment or laboratories. This approach also enables students to gain a fi rm grasp of the principles they will be applying in the lab.
Hobbyists, technicians, low level professionals and students - anyone taking a course or qualification in electronics who wants to understand the principles that they will be applying, but without a project/ design focus.
Paperback, 368 Pages
Published: April 2011
'Ideal for students who are just about to begin a course that involves electronics, for people who are interested in the subject but do not know where to start, or for those who need a straightforward revision of the basics.' Electrotechnology
Preface 1 Electricity, waves, and pulses
Fundamental electricitySteady voltageCell types Lithium callsPowerAlternating voltageAC and wavesAC and DC transmissionElectronicsPulses2 ComponentsPassive componentsSurface mounting componentsCharge and dischargeEffect on waveformsTransformersResonanceDiodesOther diode types3 Active components and ICsTransistors - bipolarField-effect transistorsSwitchingICsLinear ICsDigital ICsThe microprocessorCathode-ray tubesPlasma and LCD displays4 Linear circuitsLinearity and non-linearityDistortionFrequency responseGain and decibelsUntuned amplifiersBandwidthTuned amplifiersPower and RMSCalculating powerFeedbackOscillators and multipliers5 Block and circuit diagramsDiagramsLinear circuit blocksDigital circuit blocksOther blocks6 How radio worksRadio (electromagnetic) wavesLight (optical transmission)AerialsTransmission and receptionModulationSidebandsReceptionRadio block diagrams TRF and SuperhetFM radioStereo radioDAB digital radio7 Disc and tape recordingWax cylinders and shellac discsElectric gramophones Compression and equalizationTape and cassetteDigital methodsCinema sound NoiseVideo and digital recording8 Elements of TV and radarTelevision (updated)Scanning for analogue TVDot-map for digital TVSynchronisationAnalogue and digital signalsTransmissionAnalogue TV receiverColour TVColour TV tubesFlat-screen displaysThe analogue receiver circuitsRadar9 Digital signalsVoltage levelsBinary scaleRecording digitallyCD, DVD and Blu-rayDigital broadcastingConversionsDigital codingConversionsSerial and parallel transmission10 Gating and logic circuits 144Gates NAND and NORArithmetic circuitsAdders and subtractorsMultiplication and divisionCode changingMultiplexing and demultiplexing11 Counting and correctingSequential circuitsThe J-K flip-flopCounter usesFrequency meterCounter/timerDigital voltmeterRegistersLatchingError control and correctionBit error rate (BER)Hamming and other codes12 Digital recordingRecording on tapeThe CD system The optical systemDigital processingError correctionProduction methods The end-resultDigital compressionDVD and Blu-rayMPEGLayersMP3 13 Microprocessors, calculators and computers BusesMicroprocessor cycleMemoryRegistersThe busesThe PC register and addressingInterruptsPortUSB, Firewire and Network portsCalculatorsComputersModemsBroadband modems and RoutersMonitor or visual display unit (VDU)Graphics CardsDriversSound cardPrintersScannerLaptops and NotepadsExternal drives14 Computer softwareOperating systemsCommand-line systemsGraphics based systemsMicrosoft WindowsApple MacLinuxInstalling software15 Digital TV and radio in more detailCompressionTV codingBroadcasting systemsDigital receiversThe set-top box (STB)Hard-drive STB recordingDVD and Blu-ray recordersDigital radio and recordingHD TV3-D TV16 Miscellaneous systems The oscilloscopePC used as an instrumentNICAM (brief, historical)Camcorders Cellular phonesGPSAppendix A 226Books for further readingCircuitryComponents ComputingConstructionElectronics and Computing TopicsFormulae and tablesMicroprocessorsServicingTest EquipmentAppendix B ASCII codes