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PIC Bundle (Paperback): Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim PIC Bundle (Paperback)
Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim
R1,134 Discovery Miles 11 340 Within 6 - 13 working days

Including a 2007 favourite and a brand new title, this bundle will help you get up to speed with PIC microcontrollers and take full advantage of this state-of-the-art technology. Programming 16-Bit PIC Microcontrollers in C teaches you everything you need to know about the 16-bit PIC 24 chip. It teaches you how to side-step common obstacles, solve real-world design problems efficiently, and optimize code for all the new PIC 24 features. Advanced PIC Microcontroller Projects in C is the ONLY project book devoted to the PIC 18 series. Packed with tried and tested hands-on projects, it is an essential guide for anyone wanting to develop more advanced applications using the 18F series. Bundled together for the firs time, this is the ideal way to learn how to create more powerful and cutting edge PIC designs, as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design - Applying the ARM mbed (Paperback, New): Rob Toulson, Tim Wilmshurst Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design - Applying the ARM mbed (Paperback, New)
Rob Toulson, Tim Wilmshurst
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Within 7 - 11 working days

A hands-on introduction to the field of embedded systems;

A focus on fast prototyping of embedded systems;

All key embedded system concepts covered through simple and effective experimentation;

An understanding of ARM technology, one of the world s leaders;

A practical introduction to embedded C;

Applies possibly the most accessible set of tools available in the embedded world.

This book is an introduction to embedded systems design, using the ARM mbed and C programming language as development tools.

The mbed provides a compact, self-contained and low-cost hardware core, and the on-line compiler requires no download or installation, being accessible wherever an internet link exists. The book further combines these with a simple "breadboard" approach, whereby simple circuits are built up around the mbed, with no soldering or pcb assembly required.

The book adopts a "learning through doing" approach. Each chapter is based around a major topic in embedded systems. The chapter proceeds as a series of practical experiments; the reader sets up a simple hardware system, develops and downloads a simple program, and immediately observes and tests the outcomes. The book then reflects on the experimental results, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the technology or technique introduced, explores how precise the link is between theory and practice, and considers applications and the wider context.
The only book that explains how to use ARM s mbed development toolkit to help the speedy and easy development of embedded systems.Teaches embedded systems core principles in the context of developing quick applications, making embedded systems development an easy task for the non specialist who does not have a deep knowledge of electronics or software

All keyconcepts are covered through simple and effective experimentation"

Bebop to the Boolean Boogie - An Unconventional Guide to Electronics (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Clive Maxfield Bebop to the Boolean Boogie - An Unconventional Guide to Electronics (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Clive Maxfield
R824 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R172 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It's not a "how-to-do" electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today's integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it's packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry.
Section 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 1Analog versus Digital
Chapter 2Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals
Chapter 3Conductors, Insulators, and Other Stuff
Chapter 4Semiconductors (Diodes and Transistors)
Chapter 5Primitive Logic Functions
Chapter 6Using Transistors to Build Logic Gates
Chapter 7Alternative Numbering Systems
Chapter 8Binary Arithmetic
Chapter 9Boolean Algebra
Chapter 10Karnaugh Maps
Chapter 11Slightly More Complex Functions
Chapter 12State Machines
Chapter 13Analog-to-Digital and Vice Versa
Section 2: Components and Processes
Chapter 14Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Chapter 15Memory ICs
Chapter 16Programmable ICs
Chapter 17Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
Chapter 18Circuit Boards
Chapter 19Hybrids
Chapter 20System-in-Package (Sip) and Friends
Chapter 21Alternative and Future TechnologiesSection 3: Design Tools and Stuff
Chapter 22General Concepts
Chapter 23Design and Verification Tools
Appendix AAssertion-Level Logic
Appendix BPositive Logic versus Negative Logic
Appendix CReed-Muller Logic
Appendix DGray Codes
Appendix ELinear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)
Appendix FPass-Transistor Logic
Appendix GMore on Semiconductors
Appendix HRounding Algorithms 101
Appendix IPass-Transistor Logic
Appendix JAn Interesting Conundrum
Abbreviations and Acronyms
*Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions *The Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary
*Ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology"

Video Demystified - A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Keith Jack Video Demystified - A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Keith Jack
R1,354 R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Save R286 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What doesn't have a video component nowadays? IPod, cell phone, computer, they all have video. And, of course, television which is a major source of our entertainment and information. Any engineer involved in designing, manufacturing, or testing video electronics needs this book
Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for electrical engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep the engineer up-to-date with next-generation digital video formats - Blu-ray and HD-DVD, development of new audio and video codecs - Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. - along with the all the latest information on HDTV, HDMI and IPTV(TV over the Internet). All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards will be updated to reflect these new codecs and specifications. The book will also aid in the design of devices and infrastructures from analog to digital television transmission - with analog transmission ceasing in early 2009 or before.
*The next generation of digital video - Blu-ray and HD-DVD thoroughly introduced
*All broadcast and satellite standards completely updated
*Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital

PIC Microcontrollers - An Introduction to Microelectronics (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Martin Bates PIC Microcontrollers - An Introduction to Microelectronics (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Martin Bates
R580 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R196 (34%) In stock

PIC Microcontrollers provides a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to microelectronic systems principles using the best-selling PIC16 range. Building on the success of previous editions, this third edition will enable readers to understand PIC products and related programming tools, and develop relevant design skills in order to successfully create new projects. Key features include:

Initial focus on the 16F84A chip to introduce the basic architecture and programming techniques, progressing to more recently introduced devices, such as the 16F690, and comparison of the whole PIC16 range

Use of the standard Microchip development software, MPLAB IDE, as well the interactive ECAD package Proteus VSM

Standard Microchip demo hardware, specially designed application boards, in-circuit programming and debugging

Basic interfacing, motor drives, temperature control and general control system applications

Numerous fully documented code examples which can be downloaded from the companion website

The book is aimed principally at students of electronics on advanced vocational and undergraduate courses, as well as home enthusiasts and professional engineers seeking to incorporate microcontrollers into industrial applications.

A focus on the 16F84A as the starting point for introducing the basic programming principles and architecture of the PIC, progressing to newer chips in the 16F range, in particular the 16F690, and Microchip starter kitsHow to use the free Microchip development environment MPLAB IDE, plus Proteus VSM interactive electronic design software, to develop your own applicationsNumerous fully-documented, working code examples downloadable from the companion website

Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers - Principles and Applications (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Tim... Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers - Principles and Applications (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Tim Wilmshurst
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Within 7 - 11 working days

PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge of this 8-bit technology.
This book takes the novice from introduction of embedded systems through to advanced development techniques for utilizing and optimizing the PIC family of microcontrollers in your device. To truly understand the PIC, assembly and C programming language must be understood. The author explains both with sample code and examples, and makes the transition from the former to the latter an easy one. This is a solid building block for future PIC endeavors.
New to the 2nd Edition:
*Include end of chapter questions/activities moving from introductory to advanced
*More worked examples
*Includes PowerPoint slides for instructors
*Includes all code snips on a companion web site for ease of use
*A survey of 16/32-bit PICs
*A project using ZigBee

*Covers both assembly and C programming languages, essential for optimizing the PIC
*Amazing breadth of coverage moving from introductory to advanced topics covering more and more complex microcontroller families
*Details MPLAB and other Microchip design tools

PIC Microcontrollers: Know it All (Paperback): Lucio Di Jasio, Tim Wilmshurst, Dogan Ibrahim, John Morton, Martin Bates, Jack... PIC Microcontrollers: Know it All (Paperback)
Lucio Di Jasio, Tim Wilmshurst, Dogan Ibrahim, John Morton, Martin Bates, …
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Within 6 - 13 working days

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written over the past few years and creates a one-stop reference for engineers involved in markets from communications to embedded systems and everywhere in between.
PIC design and development a natural fit for this reference series as it is one of the most popular microcontrollers in the world and we have several superbly authored books on the subject. This material ranges from the basics to more advanced topics. There is also a very strong project basis to this learning. The average embedded engineer working with this microcontroller will be able to have any question answered by this compilation. He/she will also be able to work through real-life problems via the projects contained in the book. The Newnes Know It All Series presentation of theory, hard fact, and project-based direction will be a continual aid in helping the engineer to innovate in the workplace.
Section I. An Introduction to PIC Microcontrollers
Chapter 1. The PIC Microcontroller Family
Chapter 2. Introducing the PIC 16 Series and the 16F84A
Chapter 3. Parallel Ports, Power Supply and the Clock Oscillator
Section II. Programming PIC Microcontrollers using Assembly Language
Chapter 4. Starting to Program An Introduction to Assembler
Chapter 5. Building Assembler Programs
Chapter 6. Further Programming Techniques
Chapter 7. Prototype Hardware
Chapter 8. More PIC Applications and Devices
Chapter 9. The PIC 1250x Series (8-pin PIC microcontrollers)
Chapter 10. Intermediate Operations using the PIC 12F675
Chapter 11. Using Inputs
Chapter 12. Keypad Scanning
Chapter 13. Program Examples
Section III. Programming PIC Microcontrollers using PicBasic
Chapter 14. PicBasic and PicBasic Pro Programming
Chapter 15. Simple PIC Projects
Chapter 16. Moving On with the 16F876
Chapter 17. Communication
Section IV. Programming PIC Microcontrollers using MBasic
Chapter 18. MBasic Compiler and Development Boards
Chapter 19. The Basics Output
Chapter 20. The Basics Digital Input
Chapter 21. Introductory Stepper Motors
Chapter 22. Digital Temperature Sensors and Real-Time Clocks
Chapter 23. Infrared Remote Controls
Section V. Programming PIC Microcontrollers using C
Chapter 24. Getting Started
Chapter 25. Programming Loops
Chapter 26. More Loops
Chapter 27. NUMB3RS
Chapter 28. Interrupts
Chapter 29. Taking a Look under the Hood
*Over 900 pages of practical, hands-on content in one book
*Huge market - as of November 2006 Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, produced its 5 BILLIONth PIC microcontroller
*Several points of view, giving the reader a complete 360 of this microcontroller"

Analog Circuit Design, v. 2 - Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design (Hardcover, New): Bob Dobkin, Jim Williams Analog Circuit Design, v. 2 - Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design (Hardcover, New)
Bob Dobkin, Jim Williams
R1,240 Discovery Miles 12 400 Within 7 - 11 working days

Analog circuit and system design today is more essential than ever before. With the growth of digital systems, wireless communications, complex industrial and automotive systems, designers are being challenged to develop sophisticated analog solutions. This comprehensive source book of circuit design solutions aids engineers with elegant and practical design techniques that focus on common analog challenges. The book s in-depth application examples provide insight into circuit design and application solutions that you can apply in today s demanding designs.

This is the companion volume to the successful Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions (October 2011), which has sold over 5000 copies in its the first 6 months of since publication. It extends the Linear Technology collection of application notes, which provides analog experts with a full collection of reference designs and problem solving insights to apply to their own engineering challenges.Full support package including online resources (LTSpice).Contents include more application notes on power management, and data conversion and signal conditioning circuit solutions, plus an invaluable circuit collection of reference designs."

Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Morgan Jones Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Morgan Jones
R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Within 7 - 11 working days

Reviews of previous editions:

"Jam-packed with theory, circuit analysis, and DIY basics, it will walk you through all stages of design so that you can create your own wonders. Jones is an ex-BBC engineer with a cool writing style and you ll find it a no-pain education." Hi-Fi News and Record Review

"Valve Amplifiers is an extremely well written book, containing a wealth of information that all audio designers and builders will find useful." Glass Audio

Valve Amplifiers is a market leader for one simple reason: in this specialist area it is recognized as the most complete guide to valve and vacuum tube amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance. It is truly the all you need to know guide, and enables audio and circuit designers to succeed with their valve amplifier designs and projects.

This book enables readers to understand, create, reconfigure and personalize high-end, audiophile quality amplifiers. Following a step-by-step approach to design, with little maths and lots of know-how, it starts with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs.

The new material included in this Fourth Edition ensures this book will stay at the top of any audio designer s or enthusiast s reference list.

What s new within the chapters:

Chapter 1: Charge amplifiers

Chapter 2: Additional circuits, semiconductor constant current sources expanded

Chapter 3: Entire new section on noise

Chapter 4: Lots of new measurements to explode or explain audio folklore

Chapter 5: Astonishingly quiet, but cheap and simple HT supply

Chapter 6: New power amplifier

Chapter 7: New hybrid balanced RIAA stage, attenuator law faking

VA3's focus was on distortion, but in VA4, focus is pushed towards background noise reduction. If that wasn t enough, there s more explanation, more measurements, more references, and plenty of new one-liners, any one of which might save hours of trouble.
* The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers
* The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics
* Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike"

Programming 16-bit PIC Microcontrollers in C - Learning to Fly the PIC 24 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lucio Di Jasio Programming 16-bit PIC Microcontrollers in C - Learning to Fly the PIC 24 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lucio Di Jasio
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Within 7 - 11 working days

New in the second edition:

* MPLAB X support and MPLAB C for the PIC24F v3 and later libraries

* I2C interface

* 100% assembly free solutions

* Improved video, PAL/NTSC

* Improved audio, RIFF files decoding

* PIC24F GA1, GA2, GB1 and GB2 support

Most readers will associate Microchip's name with the ubiquitous 8-bit PIC microcontrollers but it is the new 16-bit PIC24F family that is truly stealing the scene. Orders of magnitude increases of performance, memory size and the rich peripheral set make programming these devices in C a must. This new guide by Microchip insider Lucio Di Jasio teaches readers everything they need to know about the architecture of these new chips: How to program them, how to test them, and how to debug them. Di Jasio s common-sense, practical, hands-on approach starts out with basic functions and guides the reader step-by-step through even the most sophisticated programming scenarios. Experienced PIC users, including embedded engineers, programmers, designers, and SW and HW engineers, and new comers alike will benefit from the text s many thorough examples, which demonstrate how to nimbly sidestep common obstacles and take full advantage of the many new features.

* A Microchip insider introduces you to 16-bit PIC programming the easy way * Condenses typical introductory "fluff" focusing instead on examples and exercises that show how to solve common, real-world design problems quickly * Includes handy checklists to help readers perform the most common programming and debugging tasks"

Audio Engineering - Know it All (Paperback, New): Ian Robertson Sinclair, Ben Duncan, Douglas Self, Julian Nathan, Richard... Audio Engineering - Know it All (Paperback, New)
Ian Robertson Sinclair, Ben Duncan, Douglas Self, Julian Nathan, Richard Brice, …
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Within 7 - 11 working days

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!
Part I Fundamentals of Sound
Chapter 1 Audio Principles
Chapter 2. Measurement
Chapter 3 Acoustic Environment
II. Audio Electronics
Chapter 4 Components
Chapter 5 Power supply design

III Preamplifiers and Amplifiers
Chapter 6 Introduction to Audio Amplification
CHAPTER 7 Preamplifiers and input signals
Chapter 8 Interfacing and processing
Chapter 9 Audio amplifiers
Chapter 10 Audio amplifier
Chapter 11. Valve (tube-based) amplifiers
Chapter 12 Negative feedback
Chapter 13 Noise and grounding
Part IV Digital Audio
Chapter 14 Digital audio fundamentals
Chapter 15 Representation of Audio Signals
Chapter 16.Compact disc
Chapter 17 Digital audio recording basics
Chapter 18 Digital audio interfaces
Chapter 19 Data compression
Chapter 20 Digital audio production
Chapter 21 Other Digital Audio Devices
V. Microphone and Loudspeaker Technology
Chapter 22 Microphone technology
Chapter 23 Loudspeakers
Chapter 24 Loudspeaker enclosures
Chapter 25 Headphones
Part VI. Sound Reproduction Systems
Chapter 26 Tape Recording
Chapter 27 Recording consoles
Chapter 28 Video synchronization
Chapter 29 Room acoustics
Part VII Audio Test and Measurement
CHAPTER 30 Fundamentals and instruments
- A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
- Hot topics covered
- The ultimate hard-working deskreference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume

The PIC Microcontroller - Your Personal Introductory Course (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John Morton The PIC Microcontroller - Your Personal Introductory Course (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John Morton
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Within 7 - 11 working days

John Morton offers a uniquely concise and practical guide to getting up and running with the PIC Microcontroller. The PIC is one of the most popular of the microcontrollers that are transforming electronic project work and product design, and this book is the ideal introduction for students, teachers, technicians and electronics enthusiasts.
Assuming no prior knowledge of microcontrollers and introducing the PIC Microcontroller's capabilities through simple projects, this book is ideal for electronics hobbyists, students, school pupils and technicians. The step-by-step explanations and the useful projects make it ideal for student and pupil self-study: this is not just a reference book - you start work with the PIC microcontroller straight away.
The revised third edition focuses entirely on the re-programmable flash PIC microcontrollers such as the PIC16F54, PIC16F84 and the extraordinary 8-pin PIC12F508 and PIC12F675 devices.
* Demystifies the leading microcontroller for students, engineers an hobbyists
* Emphasis on putting the PIC to work, not theoretical microelectronics
* Simple programs and circuits introduce key features and commands through project work

Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems - An Introduction (Hardcover): Philippe Lacomme, Jean-Claude Marchais, Jean-Philippe Hardange,... Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Philippe Lacomme, Jean-Claude Marchais, Jean-Philippe Hardange, Eric Normant
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Within 7 - 11 working days

A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors. ""This introduction to the field of radar is intended for actual users of radar. It focuses on the history, main principles, functions, modes, properties and specific nature of modern airborne radar. The book examines radar's role within the system when carrying out is assigned missions, showing the possibilities of radar as well as its limitations. Finally, given the changing operational requirements and the potential opened up by modern technological developments, a concluding section describes how radar may evolve in the future.
The authors review the current state of the main types of airborne and spaceborne radar systems, designed for specific missions as well as for the global environment of their host aircraft or satellites. They include numerous examples of the parameters of these radars. The emphasis in the book is not only on a particular radar technique, but equally on the main radar functions and missions. Even if a wide range of techniques are described in this book, the focus is on those which are connected to practical applications.

PIC Basic Projects - 30 Projects Using PIC Basic and PIC Basic PRO (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Dogan Ibrahim PIC Basic Projects - 30 Projects Using PIC Basic and PIC Basic PRO (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dogan Ibrahim
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Within 7 - 11 working days

Covering the PIC BASIC and PIC BASIC PRO compilers, PIC Basic Projects provides an easy-to-use toolkit for developing applications with PIC BASIC. Numerous simple projects give clear and concrete examples of how PIC BASIC can be used to develop electronics applications, while larger and more advanced projects describe program operation in detail and give useful insights into developing more involved microcontroller applications.
Including new and dynamic models of the PIC microcontroller, such as the PIC16F627, PIC16F628, PIC16F629 and PIC12F627, PIC Basic Projects is a thoroughly practical, hands-on introduction to PIC BASIC for the hobbyist, student and electronics design engineer.
* Packed with simple and advanced projects which show how to program a variety of interesting electronic applications using PIC BASIC
* Covers the new and powerful PIC16F627, 16F628, PIC16F629 and the PIC12F627 models
* The companion website includes program source files, HEX code, data sheets of devices, sensors and schematics of the circuits used in the book

RF and Digital Signal Processing for Software-Defined Radio - A Multi-Standard Multi-Mode Approach (Paperback): Tony J Rouphael RF and Digital Signal Processing for Software-Defined Radio - A Multi-Standard Multi-Mode Approach (Paperback)
Tony J Rouphael
R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Within 6 - 13 working days

Understand the RF and Digital Signal Processing Principles Driving Software-defined Radios
Software-defined radio (SDR) technology is a configurable, low cost, and power efficient solution for multimode and multistandard wireless designs. This book describes software-defined radio concepts and design principles from the perspective of RF and digital signal processing as performed within this system. After an introductory overview of essential SDR concepts, this book examines signal modulation techniques, RF and digital system analysis and requirements, Nyquist and oversampled data conversion techniques, and multirate digital signal processing..

Modulation techniques
Master analog and digital modulation schemes
RF system-design parameters
Examine noise and link budget analysis and Non-linear signal analysis and design methodology
Essentials of baseband and bandpass sampling and gain control
IF sampling architecture compared to traditional quadrature sampling, Nyquist zones, automatic gain control, and filtering
Nyquist sampling converter architectures
Analysis and design of various Nyquist data converters
Oversampled data converter architectures
Analysis and design of continuous-time and discrete-time Delta-Sigma converters
Multirate signal processing
Gain knowledge of interpolation, decimation, and fractional data rate conversion
*Offers readers a powerful set of analytical and design tools
*Details real world designs
*Comprehensive coverage makes this a must have in the RF/Wireless industry"

RF Bundle (Paperback): Christopher Bowick, Bruce A. Fette RF Bundle (Paperback)
Christopher Bowick, Bruce A. Fette
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Within 6 - 13 working days

Combining an engineering classic and a must-have reference, this bundle includes all the information, techniques and tricks of the trade that anyone working with RF circuits and wireless communication needs. RF Circuit Design, 2e is essential reading for experts in the field of RF circuit design. Including timeless information and updated with new chapters and insights, it gives practical guidance on how to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits. RF & Wireless technologies Know it All is a one-stop resource for RF and wireless professionals. Including hot topics such as ultra-wideband and cognitive radio technologies, it is THE ultimate hard-working desk reference. Bundled together for the first time, this is the ideal way to get up to speed with classic and new technology, as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

MSP430 Microcontroller Basics (Paperback): John H. Davies MSP430 Microcontroller Basics (Paperback)
John H. Davies
R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Within 8 - 13 working days

The MSP430 is a simple 16-bit microcontroller with a compact and economical CPU containing only 27 instructions and 16 registers. It offers other advantages which make it suitable for low power applications: a rich variety of peripherals for analog input and output; rapid processing wake up time; the treatment of data and address on equal footing.
Introduction to the MSP430 combines a tutorial approach with a description of the CPU and main peripherals. The tutorial builds from a basic program for lighting LEDs to the use of a timer. It uses the C programming language from the start but programs are also developed in assembly language to show how a program interacts with the hardware. To demonstrate the special features of the MSP430 full coverage is given to the instruction set, sigma-delta analog-digital converters and timers. Finally, the book gives an introduction to the MSP430 which extends the architecture to address more memory and which provides a bridge to the ARM 7 processor.
1.Embedded electronic systems and microcontrollers; 2. Texas MSP430; 3. Development; 4. A simple tour of the MSP430; 5. Architecture of the MSP430; 6.Functions, interrupts and low-power modes; 7.Digital input, output and displays; 8. Timers; 9. Mixed-signal systems: Analog input and output; 10. Communication; 11. The future: MSP430X; Appendices.
*The only tutorial book on the MSP430
*Uses both C and assembly language
*A CDROM containing a development kit to help the engineer and hobbyist program the MSP430.

Analog Design and Simulation Using  OrCAD  Capture and PSpice (Paperback): Dennis Fitzpatrick Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice (Paperback)
Dennis Fitzpatrick
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Within 7 - 11 working days

Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Cadence/OrCAD family of Electronic Design Automation software for analog design and simulation. Organized into 22 chapters, each with exercises at the end, it explains how to start Capture and set up the project type and libraries for PSpice simulation. It also covers the use of AC analysis to calculate the frequency and phase response of a circuit and DC analysis to calculate the circuits bias point over a range of values. The book describes a parametric sweep, which involves sweeping a parameter through a range of values, along with the use of Stimulus Editor to define transient analog and digital sources. It also examines the failure of simulations due to circuit errors and missing or incorrect parameters, and discusses the use of Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the response of a circuit when device model parameters are randomly varied between specified tolerance limits according to a specified statistical distribution. Other chapters focus on the use of worst-case analysis to identify the most critical components that will affect circuit performance, how to add and create PSpice models, and how the frequency-related signal and dispersion losses of transmission lines affect the signal integrity of high-speed signals via the transmission lines. Practitioners, researchers, and those interested in using the Cadence/OrCAD professional simulation software to design and analyze electronic circuits will find the information, methods, compounds, and experiments described in this book extremely useful.

Hardware Firmware Interface Design - Best Practices for Improving Embedded Systems Development (Hardcover): Gary Stringham Hardware Firmware Interface Design - Best Practices for Improving Embedded Systems Development (Hardcover)
Gary Stringham
R1,079 Discovery Miles 10 790 Within 7 - 11 working days

Why care about hardware/firmware interaction? These interfaces are critical, a solid hardware design married with adaptive firmware can access all the capabilities of an application and overcome limitations caused by poor communication. For the first time, a book has come along that will help hardware engineers and firmware engineers work together to mitigate or eliminate problems that occur when hardware and firmware are not optimally compatible. Solving these issues will save time and money, getting products to market sooner to create more revenue.
The principles and best practices presented in this book will prove to be a valuable resource for both hardware and firmware engineers. Topics include register layout, interrupts, timing and performance, aborts, and errors. Real world cases studies will help to solidify the principles and best practicies with an aim towards cleaner designs, shorter schedules, and better implementation
Reduce product development delays with the best practices in this bookConcepts apply to ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs, and FPGAsReal-world examples and case studies highlight the good and bad of design processes

Test and Measurement: Know it All (Paperback): Jon S Wilson, Stuart Ball, Creed Huddleston, Edward Ramsden, Dogan Ibrahim Test and Measurement: Know it All (Paperback)
Jon S Wilson, Stuart Ball, Creed Huddleston, Edward Ramsden, Dogan Ibrahim
R1,505 Discovery Miles 15 050 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf
Field Application engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The "Test and Measurement Know It All" covers every angle including Machine Vision and Inspection, Communications Testing, Compliance Testing, along with Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense testing.
A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
Topics include the Technology of Test and Measurement, Measurement System Types, and Instrumentation for Test and Measurement.
The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume"

Software Development for Embedded Multi-Core Systems - A Practical Guide Using Embedded Intel Architecture (Hardcover): Max... Software Development for Embedded Multi-Core Systems - A Practical Guide Using Embedded Intel Architecture (Hardcover)
Max Domeika
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

The multicore revolution has reached the deployment stage in embedded systems ranging from small ultramobile devices to large telecommunication servers. The transition from single to multicore processors, motivated by the need to increase performance while conserving power, has placed great responsibility on the shoulders of software engineers. In this new embedded multicore era, the toughest task is the development of code to support more sophisticated systems. This book provides embedded engineers with solid grounding in the skills required to develop software targeting multicore processors. Within the text, the author undertakes an in-depth exploration of performance analysis, and a close-up look at the tools of the trade. Both general multicore design principles and processor-specific optimization techniques are revealed. Detailed coverage of critical issues for multicore employment within embedded systems is provided, including the Threading Development Cycle, with discussions of analysis, design, development, debugging, and performance tuning of threaded applications. Software development techniques engendering optimal mobility and energy efficiency are highlighted through multiple case studies, which provide practical how-to advice on implementing the latest multicore processors. Finally, future trends are discussed, including terascale, speculative multithreading, transactional memory, interconnects, and the software-specific implications of these looming architectural developments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 Basic System and Processor Architecture
Chapter 3 Multi-core Processors & Embedded
Chapter 4 Moving To Multi-core Intel Architecture
Chapter 5 Scalar Optimization & Usability
Chapter 6 Parallel Optimization Using Threads
Chapter 7 - Case Study: Data Decomposition
Chapter 8 - Case Study: Functional Decomposition
Chapter 9 Virtualization & Partitioning
Chapter 10 Getting Ready For Low Power Intel Architecture
Chapter 11 - Summary, Trends, and Conclusions
Appendix I
*This is the only book to explain software optimization for embedded multi-core systems
*Helpful tips, tricks and design secrets from an Intel programming expert, with detailed examples using the popular X86 architecture
*Covers hot topics, including ultramobile devices, low-power designs, Pthreads vs. OpenMP, and heterogeneous cores"

Power Supplies for LED Driving (Paperback): Steve Winder Power Supplies for LED Driving (Paperback)
Steve Winder
R1,436 Discovery Miles 14 360 Within 7 - 15 working days

Light-emitting diodes are being widely used due to their efficient use of power. The applications for power LEDs include traffic lights, street lamps, automotive lighting, architectural lights, household light replacements, signage lighting (replacing neon strip lights and fluorescent tubes), and many more.
Powering (driving) these LED's is not always simple. Linear driving is inefficient and generates far too much heat. With a switching supply, the main issues are EMI and efficiency, and of course cost. The problem is to get a design that meets legal requirements and is efficient, while costing the least. This book covers the design trade-offs involved in LED driving applications, from low-power to UB-LEDs and beyond.
* Practical, "hands-on" approach to power supply design for LED drivers;
* Detailed examples of what works and why, throughout the design process;
* Commentary on how the calculated component value compares with the actual value used, including a description of why the choice was made.

Embedded Software: Know it All (Paperback): Jean J. Labrosse, Jack G. Ganssle, Robert Oshana, Colin Walls, Keith E Curtis,... Embedded Software: Know it All (Paperback)
Jean J. Labrosse, Jack G. Ganssle, Robert Oshana, Colin Walls, Keith E Curtis, …
R1,623 Discovery Miles 16 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!
Embedded software is present everywhere - from a garage door opener to implanted medical devices to multicore computer systems. This book covers the development and testing of embedded software from many different angles and using different programming languages. Optimization of code, and the testing of that code, are detailed to enable readers to create the best solutions on-time and on-budget. Bringing together the work of leading experts in the field, this a comprehensive reference that every embedded developer will need!
Chapter 1: Basic Embedded Programming Concepts
Chapter 2: Device Drivers
Chapter 3: Embedded Operating Systems
Chapter 4: Networking
Chapter 5: Error Handling and Debugging
Chapter 6: Hardware/Software Co-Verification
Chapter 7: Techniques for Embedded Media Processing
Chapter 8: DSP in Embedded Systems
Chapter 9: Practical Embedded Coding Techniques
Chapter 10: Development Technologies and Trends
*Proven, real-world advice and guidance from such "name" authors as Tammy Noergard, Jen LaBrosse, and Keith Curtis
*Popular architectures and languages fully discussed
*Gives a comprehensive, detailed overview of the techniques and methodologies for developing effective, efficient embedded software

Practical Embedded Security - Building Secure Resource-Constrained Systems (Paperback): Timothy Stapko Practical Embedded Security - Building Secure Resource-Constrained Systems (Paperback)
Timothy Stapko
R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Within 7 - 15 working days

The great strides made over the past decade in the complexity and network functionality of embedded systems have significantly enhanced their attractiveness for use in critical applications such as medical devices and military communications. However, this expansion into critical areas has presented embedded engineers with a serious new problem: their designs are now being targeted by the same malicious attackers whose predations have plagued traditional systems for years. Rising concerns about data security in embedded devices are leading engineers to pay more attention to security assurance in their designs than ever before. This is particularly challenging due to embedded devices inherent resource constraints such as limited power and memory. Therefore, traditional security solutions must be customized to fit their profile, and entirely new security concepts must be explored. However, there are few resources available to help engineers understand how to implement security measures within the unique embedded context. This new book from embedded security expert Timothy Stapko is the first to provide engineers with a comprehensive guide to this pivotal topic. From a brief review of basic security concepts, through clear explanations of complex issues such as choosing the best cryptographic algorithms for embedded utilization, the reader is provided with all the information needed to successfully produce safe, secure embedded devices.
The ONLY book dedicated to a comprehensive coverage of embedded security
Covers both hardware- and software-based embedded security solutions for preventing and dealing with attacks.
Application case studies support practical explanations of all key topics, including network protocols, wireless and cellular communications, languages (Java and C/++), compilers, web-based interfaces, cryptography, and an entire section on SSL."

Design Recipes for FPGAs - Using Verilog and VHDL (Paperback, New): Peter Wilson Design Recipes for FPGAs - Using Verilog and VHDL (Paperback, New)
Peter Wilson
R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book provides a rich toolbox of design techniques and templates to solve practical, every-day problems using FPGAs. Using a modular structure, the book gives easy-to-find design techniques and templates at all levels, together with functional code, which engineers can easily match and apply to their application.
The easy-to-find structure begins with a design application to demonstrate the key building blocks of FPGA design and how to connect them, enabling the experienced FPGA designer to quickly select the right design for their application, while providing the less experienced a road map to solving their specific design problem.
Written in an informal and easy-to-grasp style, this invaluable resource goes beyond the principles of FPGA s and hardware description languages to actually demonstrate how specific designs can be synthesized, simulated and downloaded onto an FPGA. In addition, the book provides advanced techniques to create real world designs that fit the device required and which are fast and reliable to implement. An accompanying companion website contains code, test benches and simulation command files for ModelSim.
This book will be an indispensable, well-thumbed resource for FPGA designers of all levels of experience.
* A rich toolbox of practical FGPA design techniques at an engineer's finger tips
* Easy-to-find structure that allows the engineer to quickly locate the information to solve their FGPA design problem, and obtain the level of detail and understanding needed
* Includes accompanying companion website containing code, test benches and simulation files for ModelSim"

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