Description

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

Key Features

* The difference between the analog and digital worlds. * What logic gates are and how to make them from transistors.

Readership

Electrical and electronic engineers, technicians, and technical marketing personnel.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamental Concepts Chapter 1: Analog versus Digital Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals Chapter 3: Conductors and Insulators; Voltage, Current, Resistance, Capacitance, and Inductance Chapter 4: Semiconductors: Diode and Transistors Chapter 5: Primitive Logic Functions Chapter 6: Using Transistors to Build Primitive Logic Functions Chapter 7: Alternative Numbering Systems Chapter 8: Binary Arithmetic Chapter 9: Boolean Algebra Chapter 10: Karnaugh Maps Chapter 11: Using Primitive Logic Functions to Build More Complex Functions Chapter 12: State Diagrams, State Tables, State Machines Chapter 13: Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Chapter 14: Integrated Circuits (ICs) Chapter 15: Memory ICs Chapter 16: Programmable ICs Chapter 17: Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) Chapter 18: Circuit Boards (PWBs and DWBs) Chapter 19: Hybrids Chapter 20: Multichip Modules (MCMs) Chapter 21: Alternative and Future Technologies Appendix A: Assertion-Level Logic Appendix B: Positive Logic versus Negative Logic Appendix C: Reed-Muller Logic Appendix D: Gray Codes Appendix E: A Reed-Muller Extraction Utility Appendix F: Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) Appendix G: Pass-Transistor Logic Appendix H: No-Holds-Barred Seafood Gumbo

Details

No. of pages:
500
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780750675437
Electronic ISBN:
9780080476025

Reviews

“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 “A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics.” — Science Books & Films “There’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 who’s ever held a soldering iron and wants to know what makes current electronics technology tick, and where it's going in the future.” — Everyday with Practical Electronics (U.K.) “This book is better than most college courses for learning electronics basics.” — The Daily Spectrum “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.” — Electronics World, January 2006