Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits: A Guide to Learning Analog Electronics

  • 7h 31m
  • Ronald Quan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2020

Debug, Tweak and fine-tune your DIY electronics projects

This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how to build, debug, and troubleshoot a wide range of analog electronic circuits. Written by electronics guru Ronald Quan, Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits: A Guide to Learning Analog Circuits clearly explains proper debugging techniques as well as testing and modifying methods. In multiple chapters, poorly-conceived circuits are analyzed and improved. Inside, you will discover how to design or re-design high-quality circuits that are repeatable and manufacturable.

Coverage includes:

  • An introduction to electronics troubleshooting
  • Breadboards
  • Power sources, batteries, battery holders, safety issues, and volt meters
  • Basic electronic components
  • Diodes, rectifiers, and Zener diodes
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Bipolar junction transistors (BJTs)
  • Troubleshooting discrete circuits (simple transistor amplifiers)
  • Analog integrated circuits, including amplifiers and voltage regulators
  • Audio circuits
  • Troubleshooting analog integrated circuits
  • Ham radio circuits related to SDR
  • Trimmer circuits, including the 555 chip and CMOS circuits

About the Author

Ronald Quan is an RF circuits design engineer who holds more than 95 US patents. He is a member of the IEEE, AES, and SMPTE, and has worked at Ampex, Sony, Monster Cable, Portal Player, Hewlett Packard, and Macrovision. Ronald is the author of Electronics from the Ground Up and Build Your Own Transistor Radios.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Basic Breadboards
  • Power Sources: Batteries and Battery Holders, Safety Issues, and Voltmeters
  • Some Basic Electronic Components
  • Diodes, Rectifiers, and Zener Diodes
  • Light-Emitting Diodes
  • Bipolar Junction Transistors
  • Troubleshooting Discrete Circuits (Simple Transistor Amplifiers)
  • Analog Integrated Circuits Including Amplifiers and Voltage Regulators
  • Audio Circuits
  • Troubleshooting Analog Integrated Circuits
  • Some Ham Radio Circuits related to SDR
  • Timer, CMOS, and Motor Drive Circuits
  • Troubleshooting Other Circuits, Including Kits and Projects
  • More Tips and Final Thoughts


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