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:
IntroductionCh 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.