Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics

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Newnes, Dec 5, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 568 pages
This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It's not a "how-to-do" electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today's integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it's packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry.
  • Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions
  • The Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary
  • Ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology
 

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Contents

SECTION 2 Components and Processes
171
SECTION 3 Design Tools and Stuff
343
APPENDIX A AssertionLevel Logic
377
APPENDIX B Positive Versus Negative Logic
383
APPENDIX C ReedMüller Logic
389
APPENDIX D Gray Codes
393
APPENDIX E Linear Feedback Shift Registers LFSRs
407
APPENDIX F PassTransistor Logic
423
APPENDIX G More on Semiconductors
427
APPENDIX H Rounding Algorithms 101
435
APPENDIX I An Interesting Conundrum
455
APPENDIX J A NoHolds Barred Seafood Gumbo
459
GLOSSARY
465
INDEX
525
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About the author (2008)

Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the author of dozens of articles and papers appearing in magazines and at technical conferences around the world. Max's main area of interest are currently focused in the analog, digital, and mixed-signal simulation of integrated circuits and multichip modules.

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