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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie An Unconventional Guide to Electronics

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ISBN-10: 1856175073

ISBN-13: 9781856175074

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Clive Maxfield

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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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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

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.

An Unconventional Guide to Electronics
Analog versus Digital
Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals
Conductors, Insulators, and Other Stuff
Semiconductors (Diodes and Transistors)
Primitive Logic Functions
Using Transistors to Build Logic Gates
Alternative Numbering Systems
Binary Arithmetic
Boolean Algebra
Karnaugh Maps
Slightly More Complex Functions
State Machines
Analog-to-Digital and Vice Versa
Components and Processes
Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Memory ICs
Programmable ICs
Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
Circuit Boards
System-in-Package (Sip) and Friends
Alternative and Future Technologies
Design Tools and Stuff
General Concepts
Design and Verification Tools
Assertion-Level Logic
Positive Logic versus Negative Logic
Reed-Mnller Logic
Gray Codes
Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)
Pass-Transistor Logic
More on Semiconductors
Rounding Algorithms 101
Pass-Transistor Logic
An Interesting Conundrum
Abbreviations and Acronyms