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Cutting edge electronics technology demystified

Anyone with a basic technical background can gain a fast understanding of electronics technology with the easy-to-read Electronics Technology Handbook. Electronic engineering newcomers will find this a one-step, non-mathematical resource for clear explanations of electronics technology essentials—from AC theory and generation to wireless communications and microprocessors.

Encyclopedic coverage supported with hundreds of concept-clarifying illustrations shows you exactly how contemporary electronic devices and systems work and interact. You'll quickly discover the principles at the heart of such widely used technologies as transistors; integrated circuits; television; ATM machines; cell phones; bar-code readers; sensors; robotics; satellites; electron microscopes; process control; radar; global positioning system; night vision systems; and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070580480
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/31/1999
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Electronics Handbooks Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Sclater is an editor/writer who has written extensively on high technology for publication in various books and magazines. He is the author or co-author of seven McGraw-Hill books, including the McGraw-Hill Electronics Dictionary, Sixth Edition.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Passive Electronic Components 1
Sect. 2 Active Discrete Components 29
Sect. 3 Electromechanical Components 51
Sect. 4 Basic Amplifier and Oscillator Circuits 65
Sect. 5 Fundamental Electronic Circuits 83
Sect. 6 Antennas and Feed Horns 93
Sect. 7 Microwave and UHF Technology 121
Sect. 8 Analog and Linear Integrated Circuits 147
Sect. 9 Digital Logic and Integrated Circuits 159
Sect. 10 Batteries and Power Supplies 187
Sect. 11 Electronic Test Instruments 203
Sect. 12 Optoelectronic Components and Communication 223
Sect. 13 Optoelectronic Display Technology 247
Sect. 14 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers 265
Sect. 15 Computer Technology 275
Sect. 16 Computer Peripheral Devices and Equipment 293
Sect. 17 Electronic Sensors and Transducers 317
Sect. 18 Radio Transmitters and Receivers 335
Sect. 19 Television Broadcasting and Receiving Technology 347
Sect. 20 Telecommunications Technology 363
Sect. 21 Consumer Electronics Products 387
Sect. 22 Industrial Electronics Technology 405
Sect. 23 Military and Aerospace Electronic Systems 421
Sect. 24 Marine Electronics Technology 455
Sect. 25 Scientific and Medical Instrumentation 465
Sect. 26 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing 475
Sect. 27 Semiconductor Device Packaging 495
Sect. 28 Electronic Circuit Packaging and Assembly 509
Sect. 29 Electronic Hardware: Wire, Cable, and Connectors 523
Sect. 30 Component and Circuit Protection 541
Bibliography 549
Index 551
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