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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, 3rd Edition by Clive Maxfield

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Chapter 22. General Concepts

Stuff, More Stuff, and Yet More Stuff

Trying to explain all there is to know about the tools and techniques used to design silicon chips, circuit boards, and electronic systems is a daunting task. Don’t panic! It’s not that this is particularly complicated (if we’re looking at things from a 30,000-foot viewpoint), it’s just that there are so many different things to wrap one’s brain around.

Another tricky aspect of all of this is that, in many cases, it would be nice to know something about topic “xxx” before we introduce topic “yyy.” Unfortunately, oftentimes it would also be preferable to have an understanding of topic “yyy” before we consider topic “xxx.” As you can imagine, this poses something of a Zen-like ...

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