Transistor Switching and Sequential Circuits

Transistor Switching and Sequential Circuits

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: John J. Sparkes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160351

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Transistor Switching and Sequential Circuits presents the basic ideas involved in the construction of computers, instrumentation, pulse communication systems, and automation. This book discusses the design procedure for sequential circuits. Organized into two parts encompassing eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the ways on how to generate the types of waveforms needed in digital circuits, principally ramps, square waves, and delays. This text then considers the behavior of some simple circuits, including the inverter, the emitter follower, and the long-tailed pair. Other chapters examine the significant methods of producing non-sinusoidal waveforms, such as saw-tooth waves or square waves. This book discusses as well the procedures in organizing a circuit, which can be used in more complex applications than in the design of counters. The final chapter deals with the principle of machine multiplication. This book is a valuable resource for students engaged in the design and construction of digital or switching circuits.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I. Waveform Generation

    Principal Symbols Used

    Chapter 1. Properties of Transistors

    a Brief Physical Description of Transistors

    The D.C. Equations of a Transistor

    Some Particular Solutions of D.C. Transistor Equations

    Transient Response of a Transistor

    The Transient Switching Parameters of a Transistor

    Response times

    Temperature Effects and Power Dissipation


    Chapter 2. Some Basic Circuits

    The Inverter

    The Emitter Follower Or Buffer

    The Long-Tailed Pair


    Chapter 3. Waveform Generation and Wave Shaping

    Rectangular Waveform Generation

    a Current-Steered Multivibrator

    Triggered Pulse Generators

    Sawtooth Waveform Generators

    Level Detectors


    Part II. Combinational and Sequential Circuits

    Graphical Symbols

    Chapter 4. Combinational Circuits

    Boolean Algebra

    The Karnaugh Map

    Combinational Circuits

    Encoders and Code Translators

    Practical Combinational Circuits


    Chapter 5. Bistable Elements for Sequential Circuits

    Triggered and Master-Slave Flip-Flops

    The Design of Flip-Flop Circuits

    The Binary

    Modified Flip-Flops

    Chapter 6. The Design of Sequential Circuits


    Decade Counters Using Triggered Flip-Flops

    Decade Counters Using Level Sensitive Circuits

    Chapter 7. Generalized Sequential Circuit Design

    Digit Representation

    Secondary Circuits

    Sequential Circuit Design


    Outputs and the Z-Map

    The Master-Slave J-K Flip-Flop


    The Use of Modified Flip-Flops

    Map Factoring


    Chapter 8. Arithmetic Operations

    The Shift Register





    Appendix A. Design Considerations for R.T.L.

    Appendix B. An Analysis and Design of a D.T.L. R-S Flip-Flop

    Appendix C. The Logical Design of a Sequence Detector


Product details

  • No. of pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160351

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