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Practical Electronics Handbook

Ian Sinclair's Practical Electronics Handbook combines a wealth useful day-to-day electronics information, concise explanations and practical guidance in this essential companion to anyone involved in electronics design and construction. The compact collection of key data, fundamental principles and circuit design basics provides an ideal reference for a wide range of students, enthusiasts, technicians and practitioners of electronics who have progressed beyond the basics. The sixth edition is updated throughout with new material on microcontrollers and computer assistance, and a new chapter on digital signal processing

Audience
Hobbyists, students, technicians and other professionals with some electronics knowledge. Anyone involved in post-basic practical electronics work.

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8071-4

Contents

  • PrefaceIntroduction: Mathematical ConventionsChapter 1: ResistorsPassive componentsResistorsResistivityResistivity calculationsResistor constructionTolerances and E-seriesResistance value codingSurface mounted resistorsResistor characteristicsDissipation and temperature riseVariables and lawsResistors in circuitKirchoff's lawThe superposition theoremThevenin's theoremThermistorsVariation of resistance with temperaureChapter 2: CapacitorsCapacitanceThe parallel-plate capacitorConstructionOther capacitor characteristicsEnergy and charge storageTime constantsReactanceCR circuitsChapter 3: Inductive and Tuned Circuit ComponentsInductorsTransformersSignal-matching transformersMains transformersOther transformer typesSurface-mounted inductorsInductance calculationsUntuned transformersInductive reactanceLCR circuitsCoupled tuned circuitsQuartz crystalsTemperature effectsWave filtersChapter 4: Chemical Cells and BatteriesIntroductionPrimary and secondary cellsBattery connectionsSimple cellThe Leclanche cellThe alkaline primary cellsMiniature (button) cellsLithium cellsSecondary cellsNickel-cadmium cellsLithium-ion rechargeable cellsChapter 5: Active Discrete ComponentsDiodesVaractor diodesSchottky diodesLEDsPhotodiodesTransient voltage suppressors (TVs)Typical diode circuitsTransistorsBias for linear amplifiersTransistor parameters and linear amplifier gainTransistor packagingNoiseVoltage gainOther bipolar transistor typesDarlington pair circuitField-effect transistorsFET Handling problemsNegative feedbackHeatsinksSwitching circuitsOther switiching devicesDiode and transistor codingChapter 6: Linear ICsOverviewThe 741 op-ampGain and bandwidthOffsetBias methodsBasic circuitsGeneral notes on op-amp circuitsModern op-ampsOther operational amplifier circuitsModern op-ampsOther operational amplifier circuitsCurrent differencing amplifiersOther linear amplifier ICsPhase-locked loopsWaveform generatorsActive and switched capacitor filtersVoltage regulator ICsAdjustable regulator circuitsThe 555 timerChapter 7: Familiar Linear CircuitsOverview Discrete transistor circuitsAudio circuitsSimple active filtersCircuits for audio output stagesClass D amplifiersWideband voltage amplification circuitsSine wave and other oscillator circuitsOther crystal oscillatorsAstable, monostable and bistable circuitsRadio-frequancy circuitsModulation circuitsOptical circuitsLinear power supply circuitsSwitch-mode power suppliesChapter 8: Sensors and TransducersIntroductionStrain and pressureDirection and motionLight, UV and IR radiationTemperatureSoundChapter 9: Digital LogicIntroductionLogic familiesOther logic familiesCombinational logicNumer basesSequential logicCounters and dividersChapter 10: Programmable DevicesMemoryRead-only memory (ROM)Programmable read-only memory (PROM)Volatile memory (RAM)Programmable logicComplex programmable logic devices (CPLD)Field programmable gate array (FPGA)Hardware description language (HDL)Other programmable devicesOther applications of memory devicesUseful websitesChapter 11: Microprocessors and MicrocontrollersIntroductionBinary stored program computersVon Neumann and Harvard architectureMicroprocessor systemsPower-up reset and program executionProgrammingThe ARM processorDeveloping microprocessor hardwareElectromagnetic compatibilityMicrocontroller manufacturersChapter 12: Microprocessor InterfacingOutput circuitsDisplay devicesLight-emitting diode (LED) displaysLiquid crystal displays (LCDs)Input circuitsSwitchesChapter 13: Data convertersIntroductionDigital-to-analogue converters (DACs)Digital potentiometerBinary weighted resistor converterThe R2R ladderCharge distribution DACPulse width modulatorReconstruction filterAnalogue-to-digital convertersResolution and quantizationSamplingAliasingSuccessive approximation analogue-to-digital converterSigma-Delta ADC (over sampling or bitstream converter)Dual-slope ADCVoltage references for analogue-to-digital convertersPCB layoutConnecting a serial ADC to a PCUseful websitesChapter 14: Transferring Digital DataIntroductionParallel transferIEEE 1284 Centronics printer interfaceThe IEEE-488 busSerial transferEIA/TIA 232E serial interfaceRS-422/RS-485Wireless linksInfra-redAudio frequency signallingBase-band signallingError detection and correctionUseful websitesChapter 15: Microcontroller ApplicationsIntroductionConfigurationClockInternal RC oscillatorWatchdog and sleepPower-up resetSetting up I/O portsIntegrated peripheralsCounter timerPulse width modulatorSerial interfacesUART/USARTSPI/I2C BusInterruptsImplementing serial output in softwareConverting binary data to ASCII hexUseful websitesChapter 16: Digital Signal ProcessingIntroductionLow-pass and high-pass filtersFinite impulse response (FIR) filtersQuantizationSaturated arithmeticTruncationBandpass and notch filtersInfinite impulse response (IIR) filtersOther applicationsDesign toolsFurther readingChapter 17: Computer Aids to Circuit DesignIntroductionSchematic captureLibrariesConnectionsNet namesVirtual wiringNet listsPrintingSimulationAnalysisDC analysisTemperature sweepAC analysisTransient analysisPCB layoutDesign rulesGerber and NC drill fire checkingDesktop routing machinesUseful websitesChapter 18: Connectors, Prototyping and Mechanical ConstructionHardwareVideo connectorsAudio connactorsControl knobs and switchesSwitchesCabinets and casesHandlingHeat dissipationConstructing circuitsSoldering and unsolderingDesolderingOther soldering toolsChapter 19: Testing and TroubleshootingIntroductionTest equipmentTest leadsPower supplies and battery packsDigital multimetersLCR meterOscilloscopeSignal generatorTemperature testingMains workTestingFurther readingAppendix A: Standard Metric Wire TableAppendix B: Arithmetic and Logic Instructions TablesAppendix C: Hex Record FormatsAppendix D: Gerber Data FormatAppendix E: Pinout Information LinksAppendix F: SMT Packages and GuidesIndex

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