|From the back cover.
Over the past decade, digital integrated circuits have been brought to a high
state of development in order to meet the requirements imposed by modern
electronics technology. These devices have paved the way for many of the complex
electronic marvels of our age. At the same time, they have made possible
improved performance, easier design and construction, and reduced cost of many
everyday electronic devices.
This book, concerned with the family of digital-logic integrated circuits called
Resistor-Transistor Logic, or RTL, has been designed to provide information that
can be put to practical use in the building of electronic devices. Applications
ranging from simple switching through digital measuring circuits are covered
fully, yet without involved mathematical developments. The author has been
careful to point out unexpected complications that might arise in the reduction
of theory to practice, and, where appropriate, he has included tabular design
data or simple formulas. In addition to coverage of a multitude of digital
applications, there is a full chapter on linear operation of RTL integrated
circuits. Numerous illustrations are combined with a readable text to present
the subject in a way that makes it easy to understand.
For the experimenter, this book provides an understanding of RTL IC's as they
are used in everyday electronics projects. For the technician, it shows how
these circuits work and how to design with them. And in addition, for the
engineer, it provides in convenient form circuits that can be adapted easily for
use as building blocks in larger systems.
The author is both an independent electronics consultant and an
electronics-design engineer for a major aerospace firm. He has written numerous
articles, both for technical journals and for hobby magazines.
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