Introduction to Digital Systems

Introduction to Digital Systems

1st Edition - February 24, 2000

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  • Author: John Crisp
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535081

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2000
  • Published: February 24, 2000
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535081

About the Author

John Crisp

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Technical Author and Lecturer, Suffolk, UK

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