Electronic System Maintenance Handbook / Edition 2

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The days of troubleshooting a piece of gear armed only with a scope, voltmeter, and a general idea of how the hardware works are gone forever. As technology continues to drive equipment design forward, maintenance difficulties will continue to increase, and those responsible for maintaining this equipment will continue to struggle to keep up.

The Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook, Second Edition establishes a foundation for servicing, operating, and optimizing audio, video, computer, and RF systems. Beginning with an overview of reliability principles and properties, a team of top experts describes the steps essential to ensuring high reliability and minimum downtime. They examine heat management issues, grounding systems, and all aspects of system test and measurement. They even explore disaster planning and provide guidelines for keeping a facility running under extreme circumstances.

Today more than ever, the reliability of a system can have a direct and immediate impact on the profitability of an operation. Advocating a carefully planned, systematic maintenance program, the richly illustrated Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook helps engineers and technicians meet the challenges inherent in modern electronic equipment and ensure top quality performance from each piece of hardware.

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This resource gives information on servicing, operating, and optimizing audio, video, computer, and RF systems. The book begins with an overview of reliability principles and properties, then covers heat management issues, grounding systems, and all aspects of system test and measurement. It examines device and plant reliability and offers practical guidelines for reducing downtime, and provides information on disaster planning and keeping a facility running under extreme circumstances. Specific chapters cover areas including software reliability, resistors and resistive materials, inductors and magnetic properties, semiconductor failure models, network communication, audio, video, and RF distortion mechanisms and analysis, and systems engineering concepts. Whitaker is a fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and an SBE-certified Professional Broadcast Technician. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849383540
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/21/2001
  • Series: Electronics Handbook Series, #12
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Probability and Statistics, Allan White and Hagbae Kim
Electronic Hardware Reliability, Michael Pecht and Iuliana Bordelon
Software Reliability, Carol Smidts
Thermal Properties, David F. Besch
Heat Management, Zbigniew J. Staszak
Shielding and EMI Considerations, Don White
Resistors and Resistive Materials, Jerry C. Whitaker
Capacitance and Capacitors, Jerry C. Whitaker
Inductors and Magnetic Properties, Jerry C. Whitaker
Printed Wiring Boards, Ravindanath Kollipara and Vijai Tripathi
Hybrid Microelectronics Technology, Jerry E. Sergent
Surface Mount Technology, Glenn R. Blackwell
Semiconductor Failure Modes, Jerry c. Whitaker
Power System Protection Alternatives, Jerry C. Whitaker
Facility Grounding, Jerry C. Whitaker
Network Switching Concepts, Tsong-Ho Wu
Network Communication, James E. Goldman
Data Acquisition, Edward McConnell and Dave Jernigan
Computer-Based Circuit Simulation, Bashir Al-Hashimi
Audio Frequency Distortion Mechanisms and Analysis, Jerry C. Whitaker
Video Display Distortion Mechanisms and Analysis, Jerry C. Whitaker
Radio Frequency Distortion Mechanisms and Analysis, Samuel O. Agbo
Digital Test Equipment and Measurement Systems, Jerry C. Whitaker
Fourier Waveform Analysis, Jerry C. Hamann and John W. Pierre
Computer Based Signal Analysis, Rodger E. Ziemer
Systems Engineering Concepts, Gene DeSantis
Disaster Planning and Recovery, Richard Rudman
Safety and Protection Systems, Jerry C. Whitaker
Conversion Tables, Jerry C. Whitaker

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