Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-On Lab Course

Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-On Lab Course

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Thomas C. Hayes, Paul Horowitz
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 3/2/2016
EAN 9780521177238, ISBN10: 0521177235

Paperback, 1150 pages, 25.5 x 20.4 x 4.1 cm
Language: English

This introduction to circuit design is unusual in several respects. First, it offers not just explanations, but a full course. Each of the twenty-five sessions begins with a discussion of a particular sort of circuit followed by the chance to try it out and see how it actually behaves. Accordingly, students understand the circuit's operation in a way that is deeper and much more satisfying than the manipulation of formulas. Second, it describes circuits that more traditional engineering introductions would postpone: on the third day, we build a radio receiver; on the fifth day, we build an operational amplifier from an array of transistors. The digital half of the course centers on applying microcontrollers, but gives exposure to Verilog, a powerful Hardware Description Language. Third, it proceeds at a rapid pace but requires no prior knowledge of electronics. Students gain intuitive understanding through immersion in good circuit design.

1. DC circuits
2. RC circuits
3. Diode circuits
4. Transistors I
5. Transistors II
6. Operational amplifiers I
7. Operational amplifiers II
nice positive feedback
8. Operational amplifiers III
9. Operational amplifiers IV
nasty positive feedback
10. Operational amplifiers V
PID motor control loop
11. Voltage regulators
12. MOSFET switches
13. Group audio project
14. Logic gates
15. Logic compilers, sequential circuits, flip-flops
16. Counters
17. Memory
state machines
18. Analog to digital
phase-locked loop
19. Microcontrollers and microprocessors I
20. I/O, first assembly language
21. Bit operations
22. Interrupt
23. Moving pointers, serial buses
24. Dallas Standalone Micro, SiLabs SPI RAM
25. Toys in the attic