Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments
Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device?
Electronics from the Ground Up
guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic
circuits function so you can advance your skills and design custom
circuits. You’ll work with a range of circuits and signals related to
optical emitters and receivers, audio, oscillators, and video.
This practical resource explains components, construction techniques,
basic test equipment, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting.
Photographs, schematics, equations, and graphs are included throughout.
By the end of the book, you’ll be able to hack and modify existing
circuits to create your own unique designs.
Do-it-yourself experiments cover:
Batteries, lamps, and flashlights
Light emitters and receivers
Diodes, rectifiers, and associated circuits
Transistors, FETs, and vacuum tubes
Amplifiers and feedback
Audio signals and circuits
AM and FM signals and circuits
Video basics, including video signals
Video circuits and systems
Table of contents
1. Getting StartedCh 2. Components/SchematicsCh 3. Construction
techniques and test equipmentCh 4 Light emitter and receiversCh 5.
DiodesCh 6. Transistors, FETs, TubesCh 7. Amplifiers and feedbackCh 8.
Audio signals and circuitsCh 9. OscillatorsCh 10. Amplitude modulation
Ch 11. Frequency modulationCh 12. Video basics and associated signalsCh
13. Video circuits and systemsCh 14. High school algebra applied to
electronicsCh 15. Basic circuit analysisCh 16. Detailed analysis of
circuitsCh 17. Inventing, hacking, and designingCh 18. Troubleshooting
and final thoughtsAppendixes
Ronald Quan (Cupertino, CA)
is an RF circuits design engineer and holds more than 77 patents. He
has worked at Ampex, Sony, Monster Cable, Portal Player, Hewlett
Packard, and Macrovision, and is the author of
Build Your Own Transistor Radios.