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Author: Clive Maxfield
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Newnes, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed
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From reviews of the first edition: "If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie."--Computer Design "Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide ... well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people."--Electronic Design "Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ...  Read more...
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Maxfield, Clive, 1957-
Bebop to the Boolean boogie.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Newnes, ©2003
(DLC) 2002038930
(OCoLC)50773319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Maxfield
ISBN: 9780080476025 0080476023 0750675438 9780750675437
OCLC Number: 183180988
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 483 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Fundamentals --
Analog versus digital --
Atoms, molecules, and crystals --
Conductors and insulators; voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance --
Semiconductors: diodes and transistors --
Primitive logic functions --
Using transistors to build primitive logic functions --
Alternative numbering systems --
Binary arithmetic --
Boolean algebra --
Karnaugh maps --
Using primitive logic functions to build more complex functions --
State diagrams, state yables, and state machines --
Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog --
Integrated circuits (ICs) --
Memory ICs --
Programmable ICs --
Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) --
Circuit boards --
Hybrids --
Multichip modules (MCMs) --
Alternative and future technologies --
Appendix A: Assertion-level logic --
Appendix B: Positive logic versus negative logic --
Appendix C: Reed-Müller logic --
Appendix D: Gray codes --
Appendix E: A Reed-Müller extraction utility --
Appendix F: Linear feedback shift registers (LFSRs) --
Appendix G: Pass-transistor logic --
Appendix H: A no-holds-barred seafood gumbo.
Responsibility: by Clive (call me "Max") Maxfield ; foreword by Peter Waddell.
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