Electronics Technology Handbook

  • 10h 34m
  • Neil Sclater
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 1999

Anyone with a basic technical background can gain a fast understanding of electronics technology with the easy-to-read Electronics Technology Handbook. Electronic engineering newcomers will find this a one-step, non-mathematical resource for clear explanations of electronics technology essentials--from AC theory and generation to wireless communications and microprocessors.

Encyclopedic coverage supported with hundreds of concept-clarifying illustrations shows you exactly how contemporary electronic devices and systems work and interact. You'll quickly discover the principles at the heart of such widely used technologies as transistors; integrated circuits; television; ATM machines; cell phones; bar-code readers; sensors; robotics; satellites; electron microscopes; process control; radar; global positioning system; night vision systems; and much more.

About the Author

Neil Sclater began his career as a radar-tube engineer for military and aerospace systems at Raytheon Company and Microwave Associates before switching to writing and editing as a profession. He started as a regional editor for Electronic Design and then became the electronics editor for Product Engineering magazine.

Later he became an independent consultant in technical marketing communications, and remained active in that field for more than 25 years. During that time he served a list of clients that included manufacturers of circuit boards, power supplies, batteries, light-emitting diodes, microwave communications links, and computer workstations. His work for them included the preparation of illustrated articles for publication, marketing studies, new product literature, and news releases. He was also retained by several technical public relations agencies for special writing assignments on behalf of their clients.

Over the years he has also been a contributing editor to such publications as Electronic Engineering Times, Control Engineering, and Electronic Buyers' News, and he has authored or coauthored nine books on electronics and electromechanical subjects.

In addition to this handbook, McGraw-Hill has published six of his books on electronics: The Encyclopedia of Electronics (second edition, coauthor), Gallium Arsenide IC Technology, Electrostatic Discharge Protection for Electronics, Wire and Cable for Electronics, and the fifth and sixth editions of the McGraw-Hill Electronics Dictionary.

In this Book

  • Passive Electronic Component
  • Active Discrete Components
  • Electromechanical Components
  • Basic Amplifier and Oscillator Circuits
  • Fundamental Electronic Circuits
  • Antennas and Feed Horns
  • Microwave and UHF Technology
  • Analog and Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Digital Logic and Integrated Circuits
  • Batteries and Power Supplies
  • Electronic Test Instruments
  • Optoelectronic Components and Communication
  • Optoelectronic Display Technology
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Computer Technology
  • Computer Peripheral Devices and Equipment
  • Electronic Sensors and Transducers
  • Radio Transmitters and Receivers
  • Television Broadcasting and Receiving Technology
  • Telecommunications Technology
  • Consumer Electronics Products
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Military and Aerospace Electronic Systems
  • Marine Electronics Technology
  • Scientific and Medical Instrumentation
  • Semiconductor Device Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor Device Packaging
  • Electronic Circuit Packaging and Assembly
  • Electronic Hardware: Wire, Cable, and Connectors
  • Component and Circuit Protection