Electronic Digital Computers: Their Use in Science and Engineering describes the principles underlying computer design and operation. This book describes the various applications of computers, the stages involved in using them, and their limitations. The machine is composed of the hardware which is run by a program. This text describes the use of magnetic drum for storage of data and some computing. The functions and components of the computer include automatic control, memory, input of instructions by using punched cards, and output from resulting information. Computers operate by using numbers represented by the binary system of 0 and 1. Earlier machines used numbers on wheels which were rotated to different positions, perforations in paper, or blackened spots on films. The computer can handle large numbers only to many numerical places: it does this by rounding off numbers "on the right," or by avoidance of numbers greater than the machine can handle "on the left." The book also addresses machine installation, management, and personnel requirements for trouble-free computing. Computer programmers, engineers, designers of industrial processes, and researchers involved in electrical, computer, or mechanical engineering will find this book informative.
This practical introduction explains exactly how digital circuits are designed, from the basic circuit to the advanced system. It covers combinational logic circuits, which collect logic signals, to sequential logic circuits, which embody time and memory to progress through sequences of states. The primer also highlights digital arithmetic and the integrated circuits that implement the logic functions. Based on the author's extensive experience in teaching digital electronics to undergraduates, the book translates theory directly into practice and presents the essential information in a compact, digestible style. Worked problems and examples are accompanied by abbreviated solutions, with demonstrations to ensure that the design material and the circuits' operation are fully understood. This is essential reading for any electronic or electrical engineering student new to digital electronics and requiring a succinct yet comprehensive introduction.
YOUR ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN! The explosion in communications and embedded computing technologies has brought with it a host of new skill requirements for electrical and electronics engineers, students, and hobbyists. With engineers expected to have such diverse expertise, they need comprehensive, easy-to-understand guidance on the fundamentals of digital design. Enter McGraw-Hill’s Complete Digital Design. Written by an experienced electrical engineer and networking hardware designer, this book helps you understand and navigate the interlocking components, architectures, and practices necessary to design and implement digital systems. It includes: * Real world implementation of microprocessor-based digital systems * Broad presentation of supporting analog circuit principles * Building complete systems with basic design elements and the latest technologies Complete Digital Design will teach you how to develop a customized set of requirements for any design problem — and then research and evaluate available components and technologies to solve it. Perfect for the professional, the student, and the hobbyist alike, this is one volume you need handy at all times! What you’ll find inside: * Digital logic and timing analysis * Integrated circuits * Microprocessor and computer architecture * Memory technologies * Networking and serial communications * Finite state machine design * Programmable logic: CPLD and FPGA * Analog circuit basics * Diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers * Analog-to-digital conversion * Voltage regulation * Signal integrity and PCB design * And more!
Explains to young readers the essentials of how a computer works and includes twenty entertaining and educational projects that demonstrate basic concepts with the use of the Fun with Electronics workbench kit.
This eighth edition of Malvino’s classic Electronic Principles offers students a definitive overview of electronic circuits and devices. Expert knowledge of electronic devices is presented in a stimulating, clearly written, conversational style. The new, streamlined book design is full-color throughout, with ample, clear illustrations. Greater emphasis on modern integrated circuit (IC) technology, and the revision of nearly one third of the previous edition’s chapter problems and review questions refresh this text while retaining its proven approach.
Computer Electronics: Made Simple Computerbooks presents the basics of computer electronics and explains how a microprocessor works. Various types of PROMs, static RAMs, dynamic RAMs, floppy disks, and hard disks are considered, along with microprocessor support devices made by Intel, Motorola and Zilog. Bit slice logic and some AMD bit slice products are also described. Comprised of 14 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of hardware design, followed by a discussion on the basic building blocks of hardware (NAND, NOR, AND, OR, NOT, XOR); tools and equipment that are required by a hardware engineer; and sequential logic. Subsequent chapters focus on analog components such as transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, crystals, and power supplies; data sheets and data books; timing diagrams; arithmetic using integrated circuits, with emphasis on full adders, arithmetic logic units, and arithmetic processing units. The final chapter describes how a project operates, how the computer-aided design process works, and how printed circuit boards are manufactured. This monograph will be of interest to students, engineers, and other practitioners in computer electronics.
This Book is an attempt to comm. as simple as possible the essence of digital techniques to students,the budding electronicians.The first chapter of this book illustrates the importance of digital electronics & its linkage to other branches of technology.
Compiled from the author's research for articles published in Nuts & Volts magazine, this book is filled with digital electronics projects and projects that involve computer peripherals. It is divided into digital projects, from Epson copiers and adapters to quiz machines; printer port projects, from a digital storage oscilloscope to an audio mixer; and monitor projects, from VGA adapters to conversion of monitors to 31 KC operation. This collection contains the most popular and useful inventions, circuits, software and monitor modifications gleaned from Robert Davis's many years of experimentation. Some of these designs appear here for the first time, while others were first published in Nuts & Volts. Provides printer port devices not in print elsewhere Covers monitor conversion techniques not available anywhere Describes unique devices for repairing computers
Digital Computer Design: Logic, Circuitry, and Synthesis focuses on the logical structure, electronic realization, and application of digital information processors. The manuscript first offers information on numerical symbols, fundamentals of computing aids, quantization, representation of numbers in an electronic digital computer, and computer applications. The text then ponders on the nature of automatic computation and Boolean algebra. Discussions focus on the advantages of a Boolean algebraic description of a digital computer; clock pulse generators and timing circuits; sequential switching networks; elements of information processing systems and types of digital computers; and automatic sequencing methods. The book elaborates on circuit descriptions of switching and storage elements and large capacity storage systems. Topics include static magnetic storage, dynamic delay line storage, cathode-ray storage, vacuum tube systems of circuit logic, and magnetic core systems of circuit logic. The publication also examines the system design of GP computers, digital differential analyzer, and the detection and correction of errors. The text is a valuable source of data for mathematicians and engineers interested in digital computer design.
Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general. Using the concept of ''abstraction,'' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems. +Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications. +Illustrates concepts with real devices. +Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach. +Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry. +Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.
Practical Digital Electronics for Technicians covers topics on analog and digital signals, logic gates, combinational logic, and Karnaugh mapping. The book discusses the characteristics and types of logic families; sequential systems including latch, bistable circuits, counters and shift registers; Schmitt triggers and multivibrators; and MSI combinational logic systems. Display devices, including LED, LCD and dot matrix display; analog and digital conversion; and examples of and equipment for digital fault finding are also considered. The book concludes by providing answers to the questions from each chapter. Electronics technicians and students engaged in electronics courses will find the book useful.

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