The Maplin Electronic Circuits Handbook, 2nd Edition

Book description

The Maplin Electronic Circuits Handbook, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the design, testing, and construction of electronic circuits. This book aims to provide a unique collection of practical working circuits together with supporting information.

Organized into 11 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the common types of passive component for use in the circuits. This text then provides an introduction to a variety of the most commonly used semiconductor devices. Other chapters consider the correct operation of the power supply, which is crucial to most electronic circuits. This book discusses as well the amplifiers that may be categorized under a number of general headings, including such characteristics as class of operation, frequency response, and the type of circuitry employed. The final chapter outlines the constructional details of five of the most well-known Maplin projects.

This book is a valuable resource for engineers, equipment designers, and electronics enthusiasts.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. The Maplin Electronic Circuits Handbook
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
  7. Design philosophy
  8. Chapter 1. Passive components
    1. Resistors
    2. Capacitors (1/2)
    3. Capacitors (2/2)
    4. Inductors
    5. Transformers
    6. Attenuators
    7. CR timing and waveshaping networks
    8. Passive filters
    9. L-C filters
  9. Chapter 2. Semiconductors
    1. Diodes
    2. Transistors (1/2)
    3. Transistors (2/2)
    4. Integrated circuits
  10. Chapter 3. Power supplies
    1. Power supply characteristics and specifications
    2. Mains input arrangements (1/2)
    3. Mains input arrangements (2/2)
    4. Discrete component regulators
    5. Fixed integrated circuit voltage regulators
    6. Current boosted regulators
    7. Voltage boosted regulators
    8. Constant current power supply
    9. Variable integrated circuit voltage regulators
    10. Dual rail power supplies
    11. Crowbar protection
    12. Switched-mode power regulators
  11. Chapter 4. Amplifiers
    1. Amplifier characteristics and specifications
    2. Single-stage audio amplifiers
    3. Single-stage RF amplifiers
    4. Impedance matching circuits
    5. Multi-stage amplifiers
    6. Power amplifiers
    7. Integrated circuit power amplifiers
  12. Chapter 5. Operational amplifiers
    1. Operational amplifier types and characteristics
    2. Operational voltage amplifiers (1/2)
    3. Operational voltage amplifiers (2/2)
    4. Filters
    5. Precision rectifiers
    6. Waveshaping circuits
    7. Comparators
  13. Chapter 6. Logic circuits
    1. Logic families and characteristics
    2. Logic gate symbols and truth tables
    3. Power supply requirements of logic circuits
    4. Logic levels and noise margins
    5. Generating logic states
    6. Driving LED indicators
    7. Logic gate interconnection
    8. Monostables and bistables (1/2)
    9. Monostables and bistables (2/2)
    10. Counters and shift registers
    11. Logic gate oscillators
  14. Chapter 7. Timers
    1. Pulse characteristics
    2. The 555 timer
    3. The 555 timer family
    4. Monostable 555 pulse generators
    5. Astable 555 pulse generators
    6. Precision timers
    7. Programmable timers (1/2)
    8. Programmable timers (2/2)
  15. Chapter 8. Computer interfacing
    1. Characteristics of 'user ports'
    2. Adding a 'user port' (1/2)
    3. Adding a 'user port' (2/2)
    4. Output drivers
    5. Input conditioning
    6. Driving stepper motors
    7. Digital to analogue conversion
    8. Analogue to digital conversion
  16. Chapter 9. Tools and test equipment
    1. Tools
    2. Test equipment (1/3)
    3. Test equipment (2/3)
    4. Test equipment (3/3)
    5. Storage
  17. Chapter 10. Circuit construction
    1. Matrix boards and stripboards
    2. Printed circuits (1/2)
    3. Printed circuits (2/2)
    4. Connectors
    5. Enclosures
    6. Soldering and de-soldering techniques
    7. Heatsinks
    8. Fault-finding (1/2)
    9. Fault-finding (2/2)
  18. Chapter 11. Projects
    1. Pre-amplifier input module
    2. Tone control module
    3. Pre-amplifier/general-purpose power supply
    4. MOSFET power amplifier
    5. Electronic DigiDice (1/2)
    6. Electronic DigiDice (2/2)
  19. Appendix 1: Selected symbols from BS 3939 (1/2)
  20. Appendix 1: Selected symbols from BS 3939 (2/2)
  21. Appendix 2: Pin connecting data for circuits and devices described in the text (1/2)
  22. Appendix 2: Pin connecting data for circuits and devices described in the text (2/2)
  23. Appendix 3: Transistor mounting details
  24. Appendix 4: How to order from Maplin; List of shops
    1. How to order in the UK
  25. Appendix 5: Semiconductor data (1/4)
  26. Appendix 5: Semiconductor data (2/4)
  27. Appendix 5: Semiconductor data (3/4)
  28. Appendix 5: Semiconductor data (4/4)
  29. Index (1/3)
  30. Index (2/3)
  31. Index (3/3)

Product information

  • Title: The Maplin Electronic Circuits Handbook, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Michael Tooley
  • Release date: October 2013
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9781483135519