Digital electronics is essential to understanding the design and working of a wide range of applications, from consumer and industrial electronics to communications; from embedded systems, and computers to security and military equipment. As the devices used in these applications decrease in size and employ more complex technology, it is essential for engineers and students to fully understand both the fundamentals and also the implementation and application principles of digital electronics, devices and integrated circuits, thus enabling them to use the most appropriate and effective technique to suit their technical needs.
Digital Electronics: Principles, Devices and Applications is a comprehensive book covering, in one volume, both the fundamentals of digital electronics and the applications of digital devices and integrated circuits. It is different from similar books on the subject in more than one way. Each chapter in the book, whether it is related to operational fundamentals or applications, is amply illustrated with diagrams and design examples. In addition, the book covers several new topics, which are of relevance to any one having an interest in digital electronics and not covered in the books already in print on the subject. These include digital troubleshooting, digital instrumentation, programmable logic devices, microprocessors and microcontrollers. While the book covers in entirety what is required by undergraduate and graduate level students of engineering in electrical, electronics, computer science and information technology disciplines, it is intended to be a very useful reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and students at post graduate level.
The book is divided into sixteen chapters covering seven major topics. These are: digital electronics fundamentals (chapters 1 to 6), combinational logic circuits (chapters 7 and 8), programmable logic devices (chapter 9), sequential logic circuits (chapters 10 and 11), data conversion devices and circuits (chapter 12), microprocessors, microcontrollers and microcomputers (chapters 13 to 15) and digital troubleshooting and instrumentation (chapter 16). The contents of each of the sixteen chapters are briefly described in the following paragraphs.