Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics (with CD-ROM), Second Edition
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From reviews of the first edition:
"If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design
"Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people." --Electronic Design
"Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ... Maxfield writes lucidly on a variety of complex topics without 'writing down' to his audience." --EDN
"A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics." -Science Books & Films
"Extremely readable and easy to understand, you'll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along." --New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops
* The difference between the analog and digital worlds.
* What logic gates are and how to make them from transistors.
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the input voltage and the output current will be twice that of the input current. This example would be referred to as a step-down transformer, because the output voltage is lower than the input voltage. By comparison, if the output coil on the right contained twice the number of turns of the input coil on the left, then this would be a step-up transformer, because the output voltage would be twice the amplitude of the input voltage and the output current would be half that of the input
(or some other ferromagnetic material) wrapped in a coil of wire (the wire would be coated by a layer of insulating material to prevent the coil windings forming electrical connections with each other or with the rod). Applying an electrical potential across the ends of the coil caused the iron rod to act like a magnet. The magnetic field could be used to attract another piece of iron acting as a switch [Figure 4.2(a)]. Removing the potential from the coil caused the iron bar to lose its
gates construction for multiplexers for System-in-Package formal verification, 2nd foundry FPGAs FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) architectures configuration technologies FPM (Fast Page Mode) FR4 FRAM (Ferroelectric RAM) FRAMs free-space interconnect, 2nd, 3rd from two NANDs full custom ASICs full custom devices functional (Boolean, RTL) functional tester functional verification (stimulation), 2nd functional, in level of abstraction
it is these exposed areas of nichrome that form the resistors (Figure 19.8). Figure 19.8. Thin-film: Separated tracks and resistors. Laser Trimming In certain respects, thin-film designers have less freedom in their control of resistance values than do their thick-film counterparts. Although the resistivity of the nichrome layer can be varied to some extent from hybrid to hybrid, the resistivity for a single hybrid is constant across the whole surface. Thus, the only way to select