Introduction to Digital Electronics


  • J. Crowe
  • Barrie Hayes-Gill, University of Nottingham, UK

This text takes the student from the very basics of digital electronics to an introduction of state-of-the-art techniques used in the field. It is ideal for any engineering or science student who wishes to study the subject from its basic principles as well as serving as a guide to more advanced topics for readers already familiar with the subject. The coverage is sufficiently in-depth to allow the reader to progress smoothly onto higher level texts.
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1st/2nd year electrical and electronic engineering undergraduates. Undergraduate mechanical engineers, computer scientists, physicists. Also industrial craft training courses.


Book information

  • Published: March 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-340-64570-3


An excellent 1st year introductory text.,Dr N G Emerson, University of Surrey, UK,

Table of Contents

Introduction and Basic Principles - introduction * Boolean algebra * Number systems * Combinational Logic - Introduction * Sum of products representation * The negative logic approach * Minimalisation * Common combinational circuits * The 4-bit adder; a design example * Systollic (iterative) arrays * General sums of products circuits * Hazards in combinational circuits * Fault diagnosis * Sequential ciruits - Introduction * Asynchronous sequential circuits * Flip flops * Registers * Counters * Synchronous sequential circuits * Choosing a Means of Implementation - Introduction * Technology * The level of integration * Possible Design Routes - Discrete implementation * PAL, PLA, EPLD implementation * Mask programmable gate arrays * Field programmable gate arrays * Standard cell * Full custom * VHDL * Digital Meets Analogue * Index.