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Introduction to Digital Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750645836, 9780080535081

Introduction to Digital Systems

1st Edition

Author: John Crisp
eBook ISBN: 9780080535081
Paperback ISBN: 9780750645836
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 24th February 2000
Page Count: 304
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Introduction to Digital Systems introduces digital electronics from first principles and goes on to cover all the main areas of knowledge and expertise needed by students up to first year degree level, as well as technicians and other professionals.

Unlike most texts, Introduction to Digital Systems also covers the practicalities of designing and building circuits, including fault-finding and use of test equipment. Students will find the text ideally matched for courses covering electronics, systems and control, and electronic servicing.

Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in digital electronics, a concise reference text to dip into or a course text that is readable and straightforward, John Crisp has provided the solution.

Key Features

  • A concise, readable introductory text ideal for self-study by professionals or students on courses with limited contact time
  • Covers the practical side from a technician/professional viewpoint
  • Content carefully matched to a range of BTEC and C&G syllabuses


A very wide technician-level professional readership plus a student readership for courses including electronics, systems & control, electronic servicing (C&G 2240), C&G IT (7260)

Table of Contents

What is a system?
Counting systems
Types of gate
Combining gates to create new functions
Digital circuit design to meet given practical 'real-life' situations
Simplification of Boolean expressions
Karnaugh maps; Logic families - TTL and CMOS
Interfacing; Combinational and sequential logic
RS bistable; D-type, JK and master-slave bistables
Asynchronus counters
Ring and twisted counters
Other digital devices
Practical methods of building circuits
Transmission of digital data
Transmission formats and methods
Fault-finding and test equipment


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About the Author

John Crisp

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Technical Author and Lecturer, Suffolk, UK

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