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This book contains information on many topics in electronics mainly concentrating on digital electronics. It includes information on how semiconductor components work at the atomic level to how they are manufactured and packaged and then used in electronic systems.
The book is is targeted to electronics students but should also be of interest to the serious hobbyist or anyone with an interest in electronics wanting to know more information on the inner workings of semiconductor components and semiconductor manufacturing techniques.
There are no practical circuits to build in this book, but rather information, theory and related diagrams that are used to explain various concepts and processes in the electronics industry.
Historical snippets on who invented or discovered a particular concept, component or technique are also included, which makes for interesting reading.
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie is written in an entertaining style making it easier to read than a "dry" textbook.
The book contains the following sections and chapters. A brief description of the main contents of each chapter is included.
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The difference between analog and digital measurements explained.
Basic atomic theory and the atomic structure of materials used in electronics and electronic components.
Conductors, insulators, voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's law, capacitance and inductance explained.
Relays, vacuum tubes (valves), semiconductors, diodes, transistors and LEDs.
AND, OR, NOT, XOR, NAND, NOR and XNOR logic functions and gates.
Transistor circuits that make up logic gates.
An explanation of various numbering systems.
Adding and subtracting binary numbers. Adding and subtracting signed binary numbers. Binary multiplication and division.
Boolean and DeMorgan algebra operations.
How to use Karnaugh maps.
Combining logic gates to make more complex logic circuits such as multiplexers, decoders, latches and flip-flops.
State diagrams and state machines explained.
Converting analog signals to digital and digital signals to analogue. An explanation of DSP.
Some history on ICs and a look at the IC fabrication and packaging processes.
RAMS, ROMS, PROMS, EPROMS, EEPROMS, FLASH, SRAMS, DRAMS, SDRAMS, DDR and other memory ICs.
PLDS, PLAS, PALS, GALS, CPLDS and FPGAS.
Some history on PCBs and information on the PCB manufacturing process.
Manufacturing processes of creating hybrid electronic components.
Information on more advanced methods of packaging ICs, such as flip-chip, chip-scale packaging and others.
Recently introduced and cutting-edge technologies in electronics.
An introduction to EDA, CAD and CAE. Embedded systems, programming languages and hardware design languages.
Schematic capture, simulation and layout of electronic designs.
Assertion-level logic explained. Standard logic equations and symbols compared with assertion-level equivalents.
Positive and negative logic in logic gates explained.
When to implement a logic function using Reed-Müller logic.
Gray code explanation and conversion to and from binary.
LFSRs and applications explained.
An explanation of pass-transistor logic.
Additional information on P-N junctions and how they operate. Additional information on other transistor types.
Mathematical methods for rounding numbers.
Logic problem and solution.
If you want to take your study of electronics further by learning more about the theory behind how transistors, diodes and logic circuits work, as well as how these electronic devices are manufactured, then you should enjoy reading Bebop to the Boolean Boogie.