Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics / Edition 3

Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics / Edition 3

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by Clive Maxfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1856175073

ISBN-13: 9781856175074

Pub. Date: 12/19/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

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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.
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856175074
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/19/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
894,599
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of 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

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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this books is poorly and confusingly written.  It purports to explain the basic workings of computers but much of the book is devoted to extraneous information regarding different types of chips and chip manufacturing.  A much better book on basic computer function in my opinion is "Code" by Petzold.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who says that British are stuffy? Look how happy and comical they are: Monty Python, Benny Hill, Douglas Adams and best of all Clive Maxfield (AKA Max the Magnificent). So grab a copy of this book, set your infinite improbability drive on maximum and enjoy reading about electronics and other interesting facts. Honestly, I didn't know that Greenland Eskimos had a base 20 counting system, using their toes in addition to their fingers. I would have thought they would be more likely to have a base 4 system being all bundled up in mittens to stay warm. Max writes with a British accent but he still spells everything correctly (color instead of their colour etc.). That's part of the charm, you can learn whilst being entertained (did you see how I slipped that in there?). So why do you want this book? Well, I wish I could have gotten it when I was in college instead of spending hundreds of dollars each semester on books. This one book could easily replace most of my EE texts since the coverage is so broad, in fact there are many useful subjects that were never covered in my courses like board layout and future technologies. It contains everything you NEED in an easy to understand format instead of superfluous Ph.D. technobabble. It even contains the kitchen sink, well, almost; one of the many Appendixes has his recipe for a spicy Seafood Gumbo. There is also a detailed Glossary. You say you're done with college and you know all this material. Maybe, but a refresher is always good and I'm sure everyone will learn something from this volume. For instance, although the color gray can also be spelled grey and be correct, counters are definitively Gray after the inventor. Plus, now you don't have to have a shelf of all your old text books, get rid of them and replace them with this one book so you have more room for others on your shelf. Or better yet, give it to a loved one to read so their eyes won't gloss over with a reply of "Yes, dear." or "Isn't that nice." when you start to talk to them about work. In fact, it would make a good follow on to "There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings". Many of you may be familiar with Max's style from his magazine articles and blogs. If you enjoy his amusing and wide ranging tangents then you'll be right at home with this book. You may even learn about him and from whence he came (there you go, another British word).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago