Electronics Simplified book cover

Electronics Simplified

• Explains electronics from fundamentals to applications - no other book has such breadth of coverage

• Approachable, clear writing style with minimal math - no previous knowledge of electronics required!

• 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.

Audience

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

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-08-097063-9

Reviews

  • '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

Contents

  • Preface 1 Electricity, waves, and pulses

    Fundamental electricity

    Steady voltage

    Cell types Lithium calls

    Power

    Alternating voltage

    AC and waves

    AC and DC transmission

    Electronics

    Pulses

    2 Components

    Passive components

    Surface mounting components

    Charge and discharge

    Effect on waveforms

    Transformers

    Resonance

    Diodes

    Other diode types

    3 Active components and ICs

    Transistors - bipolar

    Field-effect transistors

    Switching

    ICs

    Linear ICs

    Digital ICs

    The microprocessor

    Cathode-ray tubes

    Plasma and LCD displays

    4 Linear circuits

    Linearity and non-linearity

    Distortion

    Frequency response

    Gain and decibels

    Untuned amplifiers

    Bandwidth

    Tuned amplifiers

    Power and RMS

    Calculating power

    Feedback

    Oscillators and multipliers

    5 Block and circuit diagrams

    Diagrams

    Linear circuit blocks

    Digital circuit blocks

    Other blocks

    6 How radio works

    Radio (electromagnetic) waves

    Light (optical transmission)

    Aerials

    Transmission and reception

    Modulation

    Sidebands

    Reception

    Radio block diagrams

    TRF and Superhet

    FM radio

    Stereo radio

    DAB digital radio

    7 Disc and tape recording

    Wax cylinders and shellac discs

    Electric gramophones

    Compression and equalization

    Tape and cassette

    Digital methods

    Cinema sound

    Noise

    Video and digital recording

    8 Elements of TV and radar

    Television (updated)

    Scanning for analogue TV

    Dot-map for digital TV

    Synchronisation

    Analogue and digital signals

    Transmission

    Analogue TV receiver

    Colour TV

    Colour TV tubes

    Flat-screen displays

    The analogue receiver circuits

    Radar

    9 Digital signals

    Voltage levels

    Binary scale

    Recording digitally

    CD, DVD and Blu-ray

    Digital broadcasting

    Conversions

    Digital coding

    Conversions

    Serial and parallel transmission

    10 Gating and logic circuits 144

    Gates

    NAND and NOR

    Arithmetic circuits

    Adders and subtractors

    Multiplication and division

    Code changing

    Multiplexing and demultiplexing

    11 Counting and correcting

    Sequential circuits

    The J-K flip-flop

    Counter uses

    Frequency meter

    Counter/timer

    Digital voltmeter

    Registers

    Latching

    Error control and correction

    Bit error rate (BER)

    Hamming and other codes

    12 Digital recording

    Recording on tape

    The CD system

    The optical system

    Digital processing

    Error correction

    Production methods

    The end-result

    Digital compression

    DVD and Blu-ray

    MPEG

    Layers

    MP3

    13 Microprocessors, calculators and computers

    Buses

    Microprocessor cycle

    Memory

    Registers

    The buses

    The PC register and addressing

    Interrupts

    Port

    USB, Firewire and Network ports

    Calculators

    Computers

    Modems

    Broadband modems and Routers

    Monitor or visual display unit (VDU)

    Graphics Cards

    Drivers

    Sound card

    Printers

    Scanner

    Laptops and Notepads

    External drives

    14  Computer software

    Operating systems

    Command-line systems

    Graphics based systems

    Microsoft Windows

    Apple Mac

    Linux

    Installing software

    15 Digital TV and radio in more detail

    Compression

    TV coding

    Broadcasting systems

    Digital receivers

    The set-top box (STB)

    Hard-drive STB recording

    DVD and Blu-ray recorders

    Digital radio and recording

    HD TV

    3-D TV

    16 Miscellaneous systems

    The oscilloscope

    PC used as an instrument

    NICAM (brief, historical)

    Camcorders

    Cellular phones

    GPS

    Appendix A 226

    Books for further reading

    Circuitry

    Components

    Computing

    Construction

    Electronics and Computing Topics

    Formulae and tables

    Microprocessors

    Servicing

    Test Equipment

    Appendix B

    ASCII codes

Advertisement

advert image