Electronics Explained

Electronics Explained

Fundamentals for Engineers, Technicians, and Makers

2nd Edition - May 31, 2017

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  • Author: Louis Frenzel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118795
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116418

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Electronics Explained, Second Edition, takes a systems based approach to the fundamentals of electronics, covering the different types of electronic circuits, how they work, and how they fit together to create modern electronic equipment, enabling you to apply, use, select, operate and discuss common electronic products and systems. This new edition has been updated to show the latest technological trends with added coverage of: Internet of Things (IoT) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology Ethernet to 100 Gb/s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies 5G New Radio cellular standards Microcontrollers and programming with the Arduino, BASIC Stamp and others

Key Features

  • Learn about the basic components of electronics such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Discover different types of circuits, using the functional block diagram approach which makes it easy to understand their purpose and application
  • Get involved with Hands-On projects in each chapter, using components and ICs with the breadboarding socket


Undergraduate students in engineering and other technical areas; Electronics hobbyists, enthusiasts, technical managers, Engineers from disciplines other than electrical

Table of Contents

  • 1. Learning about Electronics for Your Own Good
    2. Electronic Concepts: More Interesting Than You Think
    3. The Systems versus Components View of Electronics
    4. Electronic Circuits: Linear/Analog
    5. Electronic Circuits: Digital
    6. How Microcomputers Work
    7. Radio/Wireless
    8. Cell Phones
    9. Networking: Wired and Wireless
    10. Audio Electronics
    11. Video Technology
    12. Industrial Control
    13. Software, Programming and Electronics
    14. Soldering
    Appendix A: References
    Appendix B: Parts List
    Appendix C: learning Resources

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2017
  • Published: May 31, 2017
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118795
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116418

About the Author

Louis Frenzel

Louis Frenzel
Louis E. Frenzel Jr. has been a Technology Editor with Electronic Design magazine since 2000 and covers the wireless, communications, and networking and test/measurement fields Lou has over 30 years of electronic industry experience as an engineer in the geophysical, aerospace and computer fields. Prior to joining ED he was a college professor teaching electronics and semiconductor manufacturing and working on several NSF grants. He holds bachelors and masters degrees and is author of 21 books on communications, computers and electronics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technology Editor, Electronic Design, Austin, TX, USA

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