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Electronics Explained, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Electronics Explained, Second Edition, takes a systems based approach to the fundamentals of electronics, covering the different types of electronic circuits, how they work, and how they fit together to create modern electronic equipment, enabling you to apply, use, select, operate and discuss common electronic products and systems.

This new edition has been updated to show the latest technological trends with added coverage of:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology
  • Ethernet to 100 Gb/s
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies
  • 5G New Radio cellular standards
  • Microcontrollers and programming with the Arduino, BASIC Stamp and others
  • Learn about the basic components of electronics such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Discover different types of circuits, using the functional block diagram approach which makes it easy to understand their purpose and application
  • Get involved with Hands-On projects in each chapter, using components and ICs with the breadboarding socket

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of Figures
  7. Preface to the Second Edition
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1. Learning About Electronics for Your Own Good: A Little Bit of Perspective Before You Get to the Details
    1. Introduction
    2. It Is Not Like It Used to Be
    3. What Is in It for You?
    4. Electronics: The Big Picture
    5. How the Electronics Industry Works?
    6. The Painful Truth
  10. Chapter 2. Electronic Concepts: More Interesting Than You Think: Some Basic Stuff You Really Need to Know
    1. Introduction
    2. Electricity and Electronics
    3. Magnetism
    4. Voltage Sources
    5. Practical Direct Current and Alternating Current Voltage Sources
  11. Chapter 3. The Systems Versus Components View of Electronics: A Fresh New Way to Learn About Electronics
    1. Introduction
    2. Why Systems and Not Circuits?
    3. Electronic Components
  12. Chapter 4. Electronic Circuits: Linear/Analog: The Building Blocks of Electronic Equipment
    1. Introduction
    2. Linear Circuits
  13. Chapter 5. Electronic Circuits: Digital: Practically Everything Is Digital These Days
    1. Introduction
    2. Binary Numbers
    3. Digital Logic Elements
    4. Common Logic Circuits
    5. Digital Memories
    6. Programmable Logic Devices
    7. Data Conversion
  14. Chapter 6. How Microcomputers Work: The Brains of Every Electronic Product Today
    1. Introduction
    2. Concepts and Definitions
    3. Computer Organization and Operation
    4. Operational Details
    5. Popular Microcomputers
    6. Digital Signal Processing
  15. Chapter 7. Radio/Wireless: The Invisible Cables of Modern Electronics
    1. Introduction
    2. Radio Communication Systems
    3. Three Basic Ways of Communications
    4. What Is a Radio Wave Anyway?
    5. Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum
    6. Radio Wave Propagation
    7. Modulation
    8. Radio Hardware
    9. Antennas
    10. Two-Way Radio
    11. Satellites
    12. Radio Telescopes
  16. Chapter 8. Cell Phones: It Is Now Possible to Do Anything Wirelessly: Talk, Text, Email, Web Browse, Games, Whatever
    1. Introduction
    2. Can You Hear Me Now?
    3. The Cellular Concept
    4. What Is Inside a Cell Phone?
    5. Digital Modulation and Wireless Transmission Methods
    6. Access Methods and Duplexing
    7. A Look Inside a 4G Cell Phone
    8. The Latest Cell Phone Technology
  17. Chapter 9. Networking: Wired and Wireless: All Devices Talking to One Another
    1. Introduction
    2. Is Everything Networked?
    3. Types of Networks
    4. Network Interconnection Methods
    5. Wired Networking Technologies
    6. How the Internet Works
    7. Wireless Networks
    8. Broadband Technology
    9. The Internet of Things
  18. Chapter 10. Audio Electronics: Digital Voice and Music Dominate
    1. Introduction
    2. The Nature of Sound
    3. Digital Audio
    4. Audio–Video Receiver
    5. Special Sound Applications
  19. Chapter 11. Video Technology: TV and Video Is All Digital Now
    1. Introduction
    2. Video Fundamentals for the Impatient
    3. 3D TV
    4. Cable Television
    5. Satellite TV
    6. Over-the-Top TV
    7. Cell Phone TV
    8. Closed-Circuit TV
    9. Digital Video Discs
  20. Chapter 12. Industrial Control: How to Automate: Monitor, Process, and Control
    1. Introduction
    2. Open- and Closed-Loop Control
    3. Sensors
    4. Output Devices
    5. Thyristors
    6. Programmable Logic Controllers
  21. Chapter 13. Software, Programming and Electronics: Today, Most Electronics Is a Combination of Hardware and Software
    1. Introduction
    2. Software Fundamentals
    3. Programming
    4. Platforms for Learning Programming
    5. Learning Programming
  22. Chapter 14. Soldering: An Essential Skill for Electronics
    1. Introduction
  23. Appendix A. Book References
  24. Appendix B. Projects Parts List
  25. Appendix C. Learning Resources
  26. Index