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The Art of Electronics - third Edition

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Any fan of the book will certainly want to consider obtaining the latest release, The Art of Electronics: The x-Chapters, which follows the previous third edition of AoE from 2015.

i saw it on someone's desk today at NVIDIA, was reminded that i'd intended to look into it, and needed only a few pages to convince me of a winner.i got a lot out of my first reading, and figure i probably left at least 75% of the material on the table. They have also included a section on bus converters: bi-directional DC converters, which can convert from one voltage to another, say 12V down to 5V, but also work in reverse, transparently. It defines the current state of the art in electronics … Most parts of the book will continue to be relevant for several decades. A company I worked for had occasional trouble with the distortion of a production audio amplifier, and Bob’s discussion of “Anti-snivet resistors” would have given us the solution we needed sooner.

The preface is explicit about this; the linear structure of previous AoE books has been replaced with very modular sections on specific topics. Delivered in folksy Horowitz and Hill style, it is rich with the kind of nitty-gritty information that's invaluable to circuit designers and manufacturers, much of which is absent (or difficult to find) elsewhere. How to get up to speed with anything new that might have appeared - after all it's been the best part of 40 years. The preface to the first edition claims this book requires no previous exposure to electronics; this is a lie. It makes one aware of how to do design, for example, a common emitter amplifier, as if it's a piece of cake.Finally, the chapter concludes with a discussion of different types of diodes, including some esoteric types, and their practical failings. Yes, but an EE undergrad degree doesn’t necessarily teach you about electronic applications unless you take courses that focus around that. Read the Transistor section and it's very badly explained unless you know a good deal about transistors. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I think I learned more about circuits themselves when I was a technician than I did as an EE major in school.

In the third x-Chapter, you’ll find some good info on selecting FETs for your application, discussions of FET transconductance, the bandwidth of FET circuits (and comparisons to BJTs), a very good discussion of the evolution and current state of power MOSFETs, and a section on integrated MOSFET gate drivers. This book can be read as a story book from night stand, and I literally do read it before going to sleep. Usually publishers’ contracts with book distributors only allow one edition to be sold in a given territory.Engineers, hackers and makers of all stripes, rejoice for the third edition … has been worth the wait! In the first paragraph of the book’s preface, the authors give the basic picture: the “x” is for eXtra, meaning that the material in this book was originally slated to be part of the AoE3, but simply didn’t fit — that book is 1250 pages as it stands. Conductors, cables, and connectors are examined to determine the non-ideal effects they can exhibit.

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