Electronic Principles, seventh edition, continues its tradition as a clearly explained, in-depth introduction to electronic semiconductor devices and circuits. This textbook is intended for students who are taking their first course in linear electronics. The prerequisites are a DC/ AC Circuits course, algebra. and some trigonometry.
Electronic Principles provides essential understanding of semiconductor device characteristics, testing, and the practical circuits in which they are found. The text provides clearly explained concepts-written in an easy-to-read conversatioital style– establishing the foundation needed for understanding the operation and troubleshooting of electronic systyms. Practical circuit examples and troubieshooting exercises are found throughout the chapters.
New to This Edition
Based on the feedback from extensive reviewing and course research, the seventh edition of Electronic Principles contains enhanced material on a variety of electronic devices and circuits, including:
- additional PNP transistor coverage,
- basic Bipolar Junction Transistor (BIT) voltage-divider circuit design
- increased ac load line analysis of BIT power amplifiers
- power E-MOSFET and D-MOSFET biasing
- Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)
- R/2R ladder D/A converters
- Function generator integrated circuits
- Class-D amplifiers,
Starting in Chapter 1, “Introduction,” the T-shooter troubleshooting exercise feature has been. simplified for easier student use and. understanding. This practical feature is integrated throughout the remaining chapters. In Chapter 2, “Semiconductors,” one of many “Summary Tables” has been added to provide concept reinforcement and a conveilient information resource. Starting in Chapter 3, “Diode Theory,” data sheets for specific semiconductor devices will be fouild within the chapter as they are discussed. Chapters 4 through 6 have additional content regarding the testini of diodes and transistors using DMMs, VOMs, and semiconductor curve tracers. While Chapter 10, “Voltage Amplifiers,” retains its coverage of the common-einitter (CE) .amplifier, Chapte£ 11, “CC and CB Amplifiers,” focuses on common-collector (CC) or emitter follower, common-base (CB), and Darlington amplifier configtaaJ.ons. Chap!e-r 12, “Power Amplifiers,” has been modified to include class A, B, AB and C power amplifiers, alolig with additional ac load line analysis. In Chapter 13, “JFETs,” modifications h~ve been made to the order of JFET biasing and- biasing techniques. In Chapter 14, “MOSFETs,” depletion-mode and power enhancement-mode MOSFET amplifiers have been added aloLi.g with MOSFET testing. Chapter 15, ”Thyristors,” includes more detail in RC phase-shift control, SCR testing, and introduces IGBTs. Frequency analysis of FET stages baS been added to Chapter 16, “Frequency Effects.” -In, Chapter 2iJ, “Linear Op-Amp Circuits,” the circuit operation of the R/2R ladder D/ A converter has been included. Chapter’22, “Nonlinear Op-Amp Circuits,” now includes the basic operation of a class-D amplifier. Also, Chapter 23, “OScillator!\’.” has an additional section on functi?n generator ICs, in~lnding the XR-2206.