Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, 3rd Edition
An Unconventional Guide to Electronics
By Clive "Max" Maxfield
Publisher: Elsevier / Newnes
Final Release Date: December 2008
Pages: 568

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.
CONTENTS:
Section 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Analog versus Digital
Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals
Chapter 3 Conductors, Insulators, and Other Stuff
Chapter 4 Semiconductors (Diodes and Transistors)
Chapter 5 Primitive Logic Functions
Chapter 6 Using Transistors to Build Logic Gates
Chapter 7 Alternative Numbering Systems
Chapter 8 Binary Arithmetic
Chapter 9 Boolean Algebra
Chapter 10 Karnaugh Maps
Chapter 11 Slightly More Complex Functions
Chapter 12 State Machines
Chapter 13 Analog-to-Digital and Vice Versa
Section 2: Components and Processes
Chapter 14 Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Chapter 15 Memory ICs
Chapter 16 Programmable ICs
Chapter 17 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
Chapter 18 Circuit Boards
Chapter 19 Hybrids
Chapter 20 System-in-Package (Sip) and Friends
Chapter 21 Alternative and Future Technologies Section 3: Design Tools and Stuff
Chapter 22 General Concepts
Chapter 23 Design and Verification Tools

Appendix A Assertion-Level Logic
Appendix B Positive Logic versus Negative Logic
Appendix C Reed-Müller Logic
Appendix D Gray Codes
Appendix E Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)
Appendix F Pass-Transistor Logic
Appendix G More on Semiconductors
Appendix H Rounding Algorithms 101
Appendix I Pass-Transistor Logic
Appendix J An Interesting Conundrum
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary
Index

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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