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Title: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Chasm on January 01, 2011, 08:01:07 pm
Hi,

I'd like to start a list of freely (and legaly) available electronics primer and course material, books and other stuff, similar to the datasheet database.
There were some great links in various topics but they get easily lost.


freetechbooks.com (http://www.freetechbooks.com/) has dozens of books on various topics.
Mostly computer sciences, programming and mathematics but also electric circuits and signal processing.
New material are added, a RSS feed is availible.


NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) link (http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm)
The Complete NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) is available here http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm (http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm) in PDF which you can download for FREE.Answers to asignments are NOT included if you are not 100% certain your answer is correct reread the lesson ALL answers are in the text.If you get stuck post on the forum.The module you need (for multivibrators ) is #9, but all are worth a read.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Simon on January 01, 2011, 08:04:25 pm
good idea I've made it a sticky, Also This topic is full of goodness: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/online-resources-for-self-education/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/online-resources-for-self-education/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: MegaWatt on January 01, 2011, 09:58:20 pm
I don't want to make any advertisement for another forum, but here you can find a lot!
All are legal and free!
http://www.reddit.com/r/eebooks (http://www.reddit.com/r/eebooks)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: hjohnson on January 23, 2011, 04:37:14 am
While it is from one specific company (hopefully not seen as spam, I promise I don't work for them) the tutorials on Sparkfun's website are pretty good. (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials)) The bite-sized tutorials in particular are nice for good information packed into small space for a quick read in your spare time. Not as much detail as you would get in, say, Horowitz and Hill, or even some of the other resources listed here, but a good place to start.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KJ6EAD on March 14, 2011, 11:25:30 am
Here's two that I've found useful:
http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/ (http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/)
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/ (http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: jharbuz5 on March 29, 2011, 10:05:26 pm
I've found this link quite helpful.  It is http://www.electronicstheory.com/html/cindex.htm. (http://www.electronicstheory.com/html/cindex.htm.)  It is an Electronics 101 Course that contains 75 Chapters on just about every undergrad subject for EE.  It's legal and free.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: jharbuz5 on March 30, 2011, 11:01:06 pm
Thanks for the correction on the link I posted.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: urbanwriter on April 03, 2011, 04:23:40 am
http://opencircuits.com/Tutorials (http://opencircuits.com/Tutorials)
http://www.sentex.ca/~mec1995/tutorial/tutorial.html (http://www.sentex.ca/~mec1995/tutorial/tutorial.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TeraHz on April 05, 2011, 02:44:43 pm
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the MIT course materials on EE and CS:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/ (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/)

I just watched (yes, video) the first lecture from 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) and I'm hooked! Especially at the end when Prof. Agarwal made a pickle glow :).  I can't believe I can get MIT education for free.

Then you have the Stanford SEE (more CS oriented)
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx (http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx)

Other schools have similar programs, but on the few I checked, they didn't have any electronics related material.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Raff on April 19, 2011, 08:10:53 am
A mate of mine runs the Radio and Electronics School, www.res.net.au (http://www.res.net.au). It's mainly set up for students to gain their Amateur Radio licence, but you learn quite a bit about electronics as well, oh and it's free! It's run by volunteers. You can also join a Yahoo group for students to ask questions etc. Tell Ron Raff sent you!

Regards,
Raff.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Raff on April 21, 2011, 06:11:51 am
I had another thouht.. yes I know 2!!! What about Talking Electronics? www.talkingelectronics.com (http://www.talkingelectronics.com)
Very well written stuff here, I love the way Colin puts it together, I have all of the old Talking Electronics magazines at home here, and even the 2 computer projects as well, and yes they still work!

Regards,
Raff.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: jarcordova on May 05, 2011, 02:21:21 pm
This is amazing electronics forum, thanks guys

I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

 
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: maulik112 on June 22, 2011, 09:28:59 am
hello..friends...this is amazing forum..
this is one site which is useful :::www.electronics-lab.com

and for beginners they should refer book :: boylstead.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ralfnalepa on June 28, 2011, 04:28:50 pm
Hi, and thank you very much. I was searching for exactly this, books for beginners with the basics. I now have a lot of reference books. I was on my local book store but everything was too advanced and confusing for me. Keep the great work up ;D
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: BBQdChips on August 17, 2011, 02:38:55 pm
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the MIT course materials on EE and CS:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/ (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/)

I just watched (yes, video) the first lecture from 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) and I'm hooked! Especially at the end when Prof. Agarwal made a pickle glow :).  I can't believe I can get MIT education for free.

Then you have the Stanford SEE (more CS oriented)
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx (http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx)
My first thought when I saw this thread was about the MIT OpenCourseWare.  Great stuff.  And in some of the cases, even the textbooks are available in electronic format (view only obviously).  I see the above mentioned 6.002 is one of them. 
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ehcaes on August 31, 2011, 05:21:02 pm
Make magazines channel on youtube is pretty awesome https://www.youtube.com/user/makemagazine (https://www.youtube.com/user/makemagazine)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: johnboxall on September 01, 2011, 06:54:38 am
There is an amazing amount of material on analogue, digital, microcontrollers, and heaps more over at Colin Mitchell's website - Talking Electronics.

http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html (http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: robrenz on October 23, 2011, 03:31:54 am
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1 (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1)"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.  Even though it has many obvious errors it covers all aspects of electronics and goes into great depth on components. Every type of a component (carbon, wire wound, thin film, thick film, ceramic , etc.) is explained and why you would or would not use it. There is both graphical analogy explanation of electronic principals and the mathematical. Much of the info are very important topics that I have not seen anywhere else .  It is the one book that will stay on your bench.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: maia on November 10, 2011, 01:03:55 pm
I'm a complete beginner, therefore this thread is very useful for me. When I have time I will look through the primers. I bet they are really useful and avoid that I will came back and ask stupid questions in the forum. Thank you for this ;) Although it could happen that I have some further questions, I hope this is OK then!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ciccio on November 10, 2011, 01:39:13 pm
I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

I have this  one : "HIGH-FREQUENCY SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES : THEORY AND DESIGN" by George Chryssis - McGraw-Hill 
It's a little outdated and I don't know if a newer edition is available (mine is the second edition, circa 1989?)

Search on Amazon. You can find it and other, more recent books.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: olsenn on November 16, 2011, 06:34:37 pm
These are the three references that have helped me out the most so far:
     
   * Talking Electronics (books by Colin Mitchell)
   http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html (http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html)

   * Op-Amps For Everyone
   http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf (http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf)

   * The Electronics Club (website)
   http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/index.htm (http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/index.htm)

Op-Amps for everyone is par none the best resource for finding reference op-amp designs. Talking Electronics has LOTS of great material; however, I find many of the reference circuits have little problems (resistor values approximated, transistor junction voltage drops approximated etc). Lastly the website at the end provides many great tutorials on how to do praticle things.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: olsenn on November 18, 2011, 05:23:55 pm
I forgot to mention there is a suppliment (sort of) to the Op-Amps for Everyone reference; it is called the "Handbook of Operational Amplifiers Applications". It can be found here: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/sboa092a/sboa092a.pdf (http://www.ti.com/lit/an/sboa092a/sboa092a.pdf)

Together, these two references will describe everything you will ever need to know about op-amps!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: quirmche on November 29, 2011, 11:16:31 pm
Comprehensive Training in Electronics videos. The site isn't organized the best but the videos are really pretty good, enjoy!!
http://sites.google.com/site/learnrf/ (http://sites.google.com/site/learnrf/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: im_a_human on January 01, 2012, 03:56:58 pm
Hi, Thanks to everyone for sourcing this information, theres some truly great stuff here. Heres one that will interest people interested in PIC programming...

http://www.gooligum.com.au/tutorials.html (http://www.gooligum.com.au/tutorials.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: im_a_human on January 04, 2012, 10:01:49 pm
Heres a really usefull link that downloads a .PDF document for a design of a DSPIC33F series DSP Educational Signal Processing Platform....

http://spinlab.wpi.edu/projects/dspboard/final.pdf (http://spinlab.wpi.edu/projects/dspboard/final.pdf)

"A Major Qualifying Project Report
submitted to the Faculty of
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
Degree of Bachelor of Science"

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Mint. on January 28, 2012, 03:19:27 am
For really beginner electronics and components I came across a YouTube user named randyfromm who's videos I have found extremely helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/user/randyfromm/videos?sort=da&view=u (https://www.youtube.com/user/randyfromm/videos?sort=da&view=u)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: harnon on January 30, 2012, 11:05:08 pm
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1 (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1)"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.

Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=C9pL3iL6eSMC&lpg=PA1&dq=practical%20electronics%20for%20inventors&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q=practical%20electronics%20for%20inventors&f=false)). 
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on February 07, 2012, 10:48:31 am
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1 (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1)"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.

Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=C9pL3iL6eSMC&lpg=PA1&dq=practical%20electronics%20for%20inventors&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q=practical%20electronics%20for%20inventors&f=false)).

Practical Electronics for Inventors is a nice book, Scherz really tries to explain the concepts as easy as possible. I like his water analogies. Also, lots of practical advice. However, as robrenz has already mentioned, it does contain many errors. It may be useful to print out this errata sheet and consult it frequently while reading the book:

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/ph235/errata.pdf (http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/ph235/errata.pdf)

The number of errors might come as a shock, but I think for a beginner in electronics the advantage of good explanations outweighs the inconvenience of having to check for errors.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on February 07, 2012, 06:10:53 pm
A very big collection of links:

http://educypedia.karadimov.info/electronics/electronicaopening.htm (http://educypedia.karadimov.info/electronics/electronicaopening.htm)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on February 07, 2012, 06:20:11 pm
Some great animations that help you understand electronic devices, circuits and systems:

http://www.williamson-labs.com (http://www.williamson-labs.com)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on February 08, 2012, 10:30:26 pm
Here's two that I've found useful:
http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/ (http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/)
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/ (http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/)

I think both are excellent resources (maybe the best free resources on the web) if one is willing to systematically learn electronics, and to invest some time into it. Both do not demand any prior knowledge of electronics and provide very good and understandable explanations.

There is one chapter in allaboutcircuits that I highly recommend to everybody, even if one is only occasionally playing with electronic circuits, and this is the chapter on Electrical Safety:

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_3/index.html (http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_3/index.html)

Carefully studying it might actually safe your life one day.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: FreeThinker on February 10, 2012, 01:10:46 pm
Dave is hosting Lesley Greens book SEEKrets of Electronics Here http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf (http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on March 02, 2012, 09:19:06 pm
Dave is hosting Lesley Greens book SEEKrets of Electronics Here http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf (http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf)

Great book. If somebody wants to make a financial contribution to the author after reading it, here is the homepage of the book with the details:

http://www.logbook.freeserve.co.uk/seekrets/index.html (http://www.logbook.freeserve.co.uk/seekrets/index.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Black_Moons on March 24, 2012, 04:07:07 pm
http://www.prototypemachining.ca/Articles/ElectronicsMathSimplified.html (http://www.prototypemachining.ca/Articles/ElectronicsMathSimplified.html)
Electronics math in English, using units in words instead of letters.
Example: Inductors: Voltage = Current Change Per Second * Henries

A recommended read for anyone who finds math confusing.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on April 01, 2012, 08:14:37 pm
A good introduction to VHDL:

"Free Range VHDL" by Mealy and Tappero - 2011, 188 pages, 2.6 MB pdf

www.freerangefactory.org/dl/free_range_vhdl.pdf (http://www.freerangefactory.org/dl/free_range_vhdl.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerminalJack505 on April 11, 2012, 05:05:59 am
Here's a PDF version of the GE Transistor Manual mentioned in The Amp Hour episode #90:

GE - Transistor Manual 1964 (http://www.introni.it/pdf/GE%20-%20Transistor%20Manual%201964.pdf)

It's a good read, actually.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerminalJack505 on April 11, 2012, 05:24:56 am
Here's a link for India's NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) website.

http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/ (http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/)

To quote the website...

Quote
NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. The mission of NPTEL is to enhance the quality of Engineering education in the country by providing free online courseware.

It has pretty much any EE course you can imagine in either video or web format.  You'll also find mathematics, computer science and a ton of other courses as well.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Acad12 on May 06, 2012, 11:25:29 am
One of the great books on analog design, now out of print, is available for download from the website of Analog Devices (www.analog.com (http://www.analog.com)). It can be downloaded chapter by chapter or complete (75MB):

http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/philbrick/computing_amplifiers.html (http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/philbrick/computing_amplifiers.html)

All players should have one! Other useful downloads at:

  http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/technical_books.html (http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/technical_books.html)

Regards Acad12
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: BrockTechnologies on May 28, 2012, 03:53:58 pm
I am very new to this forum. In fact this is the first posting.  I am also not the best at proper etiquette or spelling.  Never the less, I hope i did not miss that this was allready posted in order to prevent redundancy, but I am a big fan of the encyclopedia of electronic circuits series.  There are no explanations on how the circuits really work, but there are thousands of circuits in which you can clone, modify and own.  Each book is about 1000 pages of nothing but circuits.  when you get the chance, you can look into it sometime.

r,

Keith
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: PJinLA on June 06, 2012, 11:59:15 pm
Hi Guys, 

This is my first time posting.

After two courses in basic electronics, I'm reading two books:  1) "All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide" by Harry Kybett and Earl Boyson.  2) "How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic" by Michael Jay Geier. 

They're quite interesting and easy to read.  Has anyone read these and/or have any opinions about them? 

p.s.: I'm just starting out with minimal gear.  I have 4 DMMs of different types, a 100MHz dual trace Tek465B analog scope, a 3 Amp linear PSU and a 200 project Radio Shack Electronics Learning Lab.  I just got an Elenco transistor/diode tester kit to build. My 12 year old son wants to learn to solder.

Thanks in advance for any feed-back.

PJinLA
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: kingjay1 on August 24, 2012, 06:31:14 am
A good electronic website fit for beginners.Tell you something about
circuit,resistor,multimeter,voltage dividers,oscilloscope,and so on
http://www.doctronics.co.uk/design.htm (http://www.doctronics.co.uk/design.htm)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Online Simulations on October 18, 2012, 11:35:34 am
Please visit this site:

http://www.cirvirlab.com/ (http://www.cirvirlab.com/)

It is educational, for electronics study and simulation of most common electronic circuits and it's free.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on October 25, 2012, 09:42:14 pm
http://www.ecircuitcenter.com/Circuits.htm (http://www.ecircuitcenter.com/Circuits.htm)

Many interesting circuits, together with the corresponding SPICE files, good explanations, and suggestions how to "play" with the simulated circuits to understand their behaviour.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerraHertz on December 11, 2012, 06:58:57 am
Such a lot of information here!

Here's another I came across recently:
http://jacquesricher.com/NEETS/ (http://jacquesricher.com/NEETS/)
NEETS - US Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series

24 chapters; each chapter is a single pdf.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: FJV on December 31, 2012, 10:02:14 pm
There is this one:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pcb%20layout%20dave&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Falternatezone.com%2Felectronics%2Ffiles%2FPCBDesignTutorialRevA.pdf&ei=DwriUIXsDaev0QX73oHADA&usg=AFQjCNGq6NkjIKi8HSJnk8u1x3xrAWsJgA&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.d2k&cad=rja (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pcb%20layout%20dave&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Falternatezone.com%2Felectronics%2Ffiles%2FPCBDesignTutorialRevA.pdf&ei=DwriUIXsDaev0QX73oHADA&usg=AFQjCNGq6NkjIKi8HSJnk8u1x3xrAWsJgA&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.d2k&cad=rja)

The name of the Author seems somehow familiar, however where have I seen that name before? ;D

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Stonent on January 01, 2013, 12:07:17 am
I really like AfrotechMods' videos but he hasn't done many recently.  I was a fan of his site back in the early 2000's when he was doing videos of hard drive voice coils being used as speakers.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: commerou on March 12, 2013, 08:42:27 am
I dont know if this one have been mentioned, but at http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html (http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html) there are some nice books with alot of circuits.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: IanM on March 14, 2013, 04:59:48 am
I've been making use of the MIT site http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/index.htm (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/index.htm)

It was mentioned earlier, but I've found it pretty useful. A lot of the courses have video lectures and assignments / exams.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Franz Zinn on April 02, 2013, 10:16:54 pm
http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm (http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm)

An excellent series of video tutorials, lecture notes, lab exercises.

regards
franz
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: mswhin63 on April 03, 2013, 09:51:52 am
Excellent, they follow very closely to 2nd Uni topics. For me excellent tutorials.

http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm (http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm)

An excellent series of video tutorials, lecture notes, lab exercises.

regards
franz
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Jebnor on June 15, 2013, 06:27:05 am
I found a bunch of lectures from EE courses.  I like them.
Electronics For Analog Signal Processing - I https://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC4E1A7D28A90C9B41 (https://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC4E1A7D28A90C9B41)

Just go to https://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd/ (https://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd/) and search for "Electrical". It seems they have their entire EE course on there. ( And some other stuff as well)

I now have 100+hrs of courses to watch. 
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: raymond2000 on June 27, 2013, 12:45:11 pm
http://www.tinyos.net/ (http://www.tinyos.net/)

plus tutorials


http://www.tinyos.net/nest/doc/tutorial/ (http://www.tinyos.net/nest/doc/tutorial/)


thank you
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: vineel567 on July 08, 2013, 04:46:24 pm

MITx Circuits and Electronics
https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/courseware/
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: DarlingtonPear on July 18, 2013, 02:58:36 pm
I couldn't agree more, the MIT lectures are awesome!

And if you like old-style books on electronics, check out https://www.abebooks.com (https://www.abebooks.com) Type in "op amps" or whatever, and you'll get hundreds of books listed for around $3 or less. I enjoy the videos, but find books best for learning theory and formula. I'm building a small library of electronic texts for the price of coffee money (but I still like my coffee.)

Cheers!  -Vera

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the MIT course materials on EE and CS:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/ (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/)

I just watched (yes, video) the first lecture from 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) and I'm hooked! Especially at the end when Prof. Agarwal made a pickle glow :).  I can't believe I can get MIT education for free.

Then you have the Stanford SEE (more CS oriented)
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx (http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx)

Other schools have similar programs, but on the few I checked, they didn't have any electronics related material.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Sigmoid on July 25, 2013, 02:13:20 pm
Great topic. :) I'm getting back into hobbyist electronics after years of software-only life, and I need something to refresh the stuff I learned at the university, and to augment it with practical knowledge in areas we never covered (such as audio)...

My question would be, what is a good source of practical knowledge? I spent long painful nights over Maxwell equations, Laplace transformations and transfer functions, but I am thoroughly lacking in practical stuff that got built up over years and years of engineering history - like sizing filter capacitors, when to use them, when to go with a Zener diode and when with an ohmic voltage divider, practical ways of helping an op-amp give its best, etc.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Online Simulations on July 26, 2013, 08:17:05 am
While at begging of your work, it might be helpful to have possibility to simulate online standard electronic and electric circuits:

http://www.cirvirlab.com/index.php/simulations.html (http://www.cirvirlab.com/index.php/simulations.html)
 :)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: neotesla on July 27, 2013, 10:01:14 am
Just a quick thanks to all who posted links to resources, that's much more than an average beginner will be able to go through. Great work, EEVBlog ftw!  :)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Sigmoid on July 27, 2013, 11:53:49 pm
I've found something quite awesome. It's a for-money book, and rather on the pricey side (still, no Art of Electronics, haha), but I really like the way it looks at things from a new, top-down perspective.

http://www.amazon.com/Electrical-Engineering-101-School-but-ebook/dp/B005I49M6G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0 (http://www.amazon.com/Electrical-Engineering-101-School-but-ebook/dp/B005I49M6G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: JOERGG on August 09, 2013, 10:46:46 pm
This is amazing electronics forum, thanks guys

I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/SMPSRM-D.PDF (http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/SMPSRM-D.PDF)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerminalJack505 on August 09, 2013, 11:08:57 pm
This is amazing electronics forum, thanks guys

I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/SMPSRM-D.PDF (http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/SMPSRM-D.PDF)

Thanks for the link.  I took a quick look at the PDF.  I didn't realize that the term SWITCHMODE was trademarked.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: yanhua on August 13, 2013, 07:22:28 am
 :) :) :)Very well written stuff here, I love the way Colin puts it together, I have all of the old Talking Electronics magazines at home here, and even the 2 computer projects as well, and yes they still work!

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerraHertz on August 23, 2013, 08:46:14 am
There's a lot of good articles on high speed circuit design here: http://www.sigcon.com/Pubs/pubsChron.htm (http://www.sigcon.com/Pubs/pubsChron.htm)

http://www.sigcon.com (http://www.sigcon.com)   is the site of Dr. Howard Johnson, author of
  * High-Speed Digital Design -  A Handbook of Black Magic
  * High-Speed Signal Propagation -  Advanced Black Magic
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: apbosh1 on September 04, 2013, 08:30:03 pm
I've found this link quite helpful.  It is http://www.electronicstheory.com/html/cindex.htm. (http://www.electronicstheory.com/html/cindex.htm.)  It is an Electronics 101 Course that contains 75 Chapters on just about every undergrad subject for EE.  It's legal and free.

Good link at the top thanks.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: walterdelbono on October 05, 2013, 05:18:15 pm
i think that this material from MIT is priceless for all the humanity and the present or future generations who want to learn something...

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm)

:)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: walterdelbono on October 05, 2013, 05:31:29 pm
i always think about that in every curriculum vitae for an electronic job postulation, i will like to see something like, i saw all the videos from that video series called eevblog as a course... i think that this video series deserve it as a kind of course... i think that in this field of educational material eevblog is the best resource you can get from some point of view... so i will recommend it with my idea of making the whole comprehension of this video series a goal in the learning and education of electronics engineering...

http://www.eevblog.com/ (http://www.eevblog.com/)

:)

 :-DMM :-BROKE :bullshit: :-/O
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: kalobg on October 08, 2013, 05:26:05 am
Great listings.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: MrProsser on October 08, 2013, 08:21:30 am
Wonderful resources. I left a lot of my books from university at my parents house, and now that I am in a different province finding good online materials is essential.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shark Bate on October 12, 2013, 05:49:54 am
you may know this site but anyway talkingelectronics.com is a good place for electronics related information.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: michael18 on October 13, 2013, 06:23:48 am
It looks like mostly ads for selling you something?? bummer!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tized on October 14, 2013, 09:49:50 am
Just found this when searching on the subject:

Fundamental Signal Conditioning -
http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/specs/Signal-Conditioning.pdf (http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/specs/Signal-Conditioning.pdf)

It neatly covers some of the basics of signal conditioning.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: nn_in on October 20, 2013, 11:11:13 am
(1)A practical and theory based textbook "operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits by robert coughlin and frederick driscoll
(2) Ko Tilman electronic guides on lulu.com
(3) Basic Electronics by Norman Lurch : Detailes and excellent coverage on discrete active electronics
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: GreyWoolfe on November 04, 2013, 08:50:15 pm
DarlingtonPear mentioned Abebooks.com/  I purchased a copy of The Art of Electronics, 2nd edition in paperback for $20.05USD plus $4.20 shipping.  I received it today and it is in pristine condition.

Tom, NW0LF
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: antolanca on January 28, 2014, 05:30:55 am
If you have an android device, you can download for free Lessons in Electric Circuits from Google Play. It has helped me so much into understanding the great world of electronics.  :-+
Without it I would still be  |O :-// :scared: :rant: :wtf:

Also, if you prefer a proper book, buy Electronic Project Building for Beginners - Circuits and Projects by R.A. Penfold. It's a small, nice easy read covering pretty much anything to get you started. And it only cost me £5 :-DMM

 But my biggest support goes to our EEVBlog master David and to everyone on this forum. If you are willing to learn then they are willing to help. :clap:
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: nowlan on February 17, 2014, 02:22:12 am
What is the story with the art of electronic student editions?
Are they workbooks? or Have chapter questions?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on February 17, 2014, 02:38:27 pm
I have a copy of the Art of Electronics and the student handbook , so I can say they are separate books with 2nd author - additional .
I would have to back in my library to give more specific info - old-farters ;)
John   
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: eenewbies on March 10, 2014, 09:05:09 am
Can't open this link http://opencircuits.com/Tutorials (http://opencircuits.com/Tutorials)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: auxie22 on April 04, 2014, 11:29:49 pm
Hi guys adding another one... I have been using this as a resource during my studies.

http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/ (http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on April 05, 2014, 02:04:36 pm
More RF related , but I thought this was good ,
http://www.fourier-series.com/rf-concepts/smithchart.html (http://www.fourier-series.com/rf-concepts/smithchart.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: BravoV on April 07, 2014, 09:48:41 am
An excellent application note for beginner from Tektronix on different measurements approach with an oscilloscope.

Fundamental of Floating Measurements and Isolated Input Oscilloscopes

Brief summary :

What are the Advantages & Trade-Offs for these type of measurements using the oscilloscope ?

Download link -> http://info.tek.com/rs/tektronix/images/3AW_19134_2_MR_Letter.pdf (http://info.tek.com/rs/tektronix/images/3AW_19134_2_MR_Letter.pdf)


Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on May 06, 2014, 08:02:33 pm
Free technical support articles on basic electronics and automotive electronics

http://www.autoshop101.com/ (http://www.autoshop101.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: What_NZ on June 20, 2014, 11:29:32 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/DerekMolloyDCU/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0 (https://www.youtube.com/user/DerekMolloyDCU/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0)


From his About page........
This channel contains the videos that are used to describe the experiments and demonstrations for an introductory module to Digital Electronics, which is running at the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University, Ireland. There are additional videos related to embedded systems, which he also teaches; however, many of these videos stem from personal interest in the area. He has created a website derekmolloy.ie to provide additional materials in order to support these videos and also to capture his personal blog.

Dr. Derek Molloy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Computing at Dublin City University. He lectures in Object-oriented Programming, 3D Computer Graphics and Digital Electronics at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests are in the fields of Computer & Machine Vision, 3D Graphics & Visualisation and e-Learning.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: gildasd on June 20, 2014, 12:30:59 pm
In my specialty (Ship's mechanics) we use the Wildi:

http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=Books01 (http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=Books01)
The current edition is the 6th.

The 4th and 5th can easily be found on internet get an idea if this is your cup of tea.
If you have an interest in AC motor and generators, it is well worth buying.

The instructor's manual is freely available (but apart from the intro useless without the book)
http://onlinebookbank.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/electrical-machines-drives-and-power-systems.pdf (http://onlinebookbank.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/electrical-machines-drives-and-power-systems.pdf)

It's well looking at his problem solving exercises, offered free of charge!
http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=ListProblems (http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=ListProblems)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: bwat on June 30, 2014, 12:03:38 pm
I've searched but couldn't find a mention of the Elenco Micro-Master MM-8000 8085 microprocessor basic systems course. Basically you go though the following booklet:

http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/MM8000K1.pdf (http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/MM8000K1.pdf)

and build a basic 8085 single board computer. It's great fun and very detailed w.r.t. processor buses and timing. It did my soldering a world of good. I attach before and after pictures.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: levinite on July 16, 2014, 04:18:26 am
 If you want a good introduction to the true field nature of electricity, but is still approachable with only a good algebraic mathematical background; I highly recommend the article* "AC electrical theory" by David W. Knight. Not for true beginners, since some familiarity with dc ohm's law is required but this should provide an excellent beginning for someone who is particularly interested in how ac and rf circuits work. I must say, I was blown away with some of the concepts presented even though I learned basic electronics some time ago. Not the easiest read, but there are quite a few somewhat advanced topics and formulas covered in a rather, compact form, even so, the author derives them from previous concepts. The best part is that it is available on-line, although there is a copyright , in a 108 page pdf file along with other articles, some rather incomplete.
 
* http://www.g3ynh.info/zdocs/index.html (http://www.g3ynh.info/zdocs/index.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: gildasd on July 19, 2014, 09:47:38 pm
L'électronique par l'expérience (electronics by experience)
By Pierre Mayé - Dunod - ISBN 978-2-10-050025-3

In French, but the first page is a breadboard and the first example a 741 Op amp... So not much theory then :)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Syntax_Error on August 27, 2014, 07:48:08 pm
It was briefly mentioned a few pages back, but I want to bring up Digilent's classroom page again:

http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm (http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm)

Of particular use/utility is their Circuits 1 course, found at:

http://www.digilentinc.com/Classroom/RealAnalog/ (http://www.digilentinc.com/Classroom/RealAnalog/)

I am about 2/3 of the way through this course now, and the lectures and text are fantastic. This course is more mathematically rigorous than many of the free texts out there, but it is extremely doable. I have learned the differential equations as I went along, and the calculus is possible to learn along the way as well. It really is a much better treatment of the subject than an algebra-based course on introductory circuits, and I recommend it to any newcomer, even those with an aversion to mathematics.

For Physics: Electricity and Magnetism material, I highly recommend Michel Van Biezen's youtube series, found at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ilectureonline (https://www.youtube.com/user/ilectureonline)

His series centers on solving homework-style problems, and less of an outright lecture. Nonetheless, I have found his videos extremely well put together, and very informative. Good stuff for learning about charge, voltage, fields, energy, etc.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: dave3533 on November 07, 2014, 06:37:40 am
The companion website for the electromagnetics book I'm using has an absolutely excellent interactive modules section. The transmission lines demos are especially excellent:
http://em.eecs.umich.edu/ulaby_modules.html (http://em.eecs.umich.edu/ulaby_modules.html)

Only bummer is they run on Java.

They were co-developed with another site which has a few other good demos: http://amanogawa.com/ (http://amanogawa.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Kappes Buur on January 15, 2015, 07:34:49 pm
On page 1, TeraHZ already mentioned the MIT 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics) course.
Review the material as a guest on https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu (https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu) .

The accompanying text book is

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits
by Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey H. Lang (http://siva.bgk.uni-obuda.hu/jegyzetek/Mechatronikai_alapismeretek/English_Mechatr/Electr_Eng-1/Literature/Foundations%20of%20AD%20Circuits.pdf)
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

[edit]
oops, forgot the x in the course number
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Kappes Buur on January 26, 2015, 08:55:05 am
Beginners may like this one:



The downloadable textbook covers both hardware, interfacing and software design. It is based around
the Atmel AVR range of microcontrollers and the Bascom AVR cross compiler from MCS Electronics.

 1 Introduction to Practical Electronics
 2 An introductory electronic circuit
 3 Introductory PCB construction
 4 Soldering, solder and soldering irons
 5 Introductory Electronics Theory
 6 Introduction to microcontroller electronics
 7 Microcontroller input circuits
 8 Programming Review
 9 Introduction to program flow
10 Introductory programming - using subroutines
11 Introductory programming – using variables
12 Basic displays
13 TDA2822M Portable Audio Amplifier Project
14 Basic programming logic
15 Algorithm development – an alarm system
16 Basic DC circuit theory
17 Basic project planning
18 Example system design - hot glue gun timer
19 Basic interfaces and their programming
20 Basic analog to digital interfaces
21 Basic System Design
22 Basic System development - Time Tracker
23 Basic maths time
24 Basic string variables
25 Advanced power interfaces
26 Advanced Power Supply Theory
27 Year11/12/13 typical test questions so far
28 Advanced programming -arrays
29 AVR pull-up resistors
30 Advanced keypad interfacing
31 Do-Loop & While-Wend subtleties
32 DC Motor interfacing
33 Advanced System Example – Alarm Clock
34 Resistive touch screen
35 System Design Example – Temperature Controller
36 Advanced programming - state machines
37 Alarm clock project re-developed
38 Advanced window controller student project
39 Alternative state machine coding techniques
40 Complex - serial communications
41 Radio Data Communication
42 Introduction to I2C
43 Plant watering timer student project
44 Bike audio amplifier project
45 Graphics LCDs
46 GLCD Temperature Tracking Project
47 Interrupts
48 Timer/Counters
49 LED dot matrix scrolling display project – arrays and timers
50 Medical machine project – timer implementation
51 Multiple 7-segment clock project – dual timer action
52 The MAX 7219/7221 display driver IC’s
53 Cellular Connectivity-ADH8066
54 Data transmission across the internet
55 Assignment – maths in the real world
56 SSD1928 based colour graphics LCD
57 Traffic Light help and solution
58 Computer programming – low level detail
59 USB programmer - USBASP
60 USBTinyISP programmer
61 C-Programming and the AVR
62 Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in CPP and the AVR
63 Current (2014) AVR development PCBS
64 Eagle - creating your own library
65 Practical Techniques
66 CNC
67 Index

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Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: timofonic on February 08, 2015, 06:06:01 pm
Whoah! Tons of stuff!

Any volunteer to organize it and put it in the first post?

I'm bad at maths, I have problems with complex numbers. Are there some easy tutorial about it?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on February 08, 2015, 08:06:03 pm
One of these , the fourier series was in my bookmarks , found the other while trying to find my bookmark .
https://www.physicsforums.com/ (https://www.physicsforums.com/)
http://www.fourier-series.com/ (http://www.fourier-series.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: mtdoc on February 08, 2015, 08:14:52 pm
Good stuff here:

UCSB ECE 2C :Circuits,Devices, & Systems (http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece2c/ECE2c.htm)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Kappes Buur on February 12, 2015, 05:42:02 am
Build virtual circuits easily with EveryCircuit for the Chrome browser (http://everycircuit.com)
and simulate interactively.

watch the movie clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcXZylSj9DI)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: miguelvp on February 12, 2015, 07:48:42 am
nice, will play with it, $10 for the android app is not too much, the free one seems to have in-app purchases, not sure what that's about.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: jamesd168 on February 12, 2015, 10:32:20 pm
Thank you guys, as a beginner I really need this information. :box:
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Sigmoid on March 09, 2015, 09:15:48 pm
http://www.play-hookey.com/analog/ (http://www.play-hookey.com/analog/)

I have recently found this site, and in my opinion it's probably the best basic course on analog computation and op-amps that I've come across.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on March 19, 2015, 08:10:01 pm
48520 Electronics and Circuits Lecture Notes. 2015, by Peter McLean, University of Technology, Sydney.
http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ec/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf (http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ec/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf)
Mainly lots of theory about analyzing linear circuits.

By the same author - 48551 Analog Electronics Lecture Notes, 2014.
http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ae/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf (http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ae/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf)
The theoretical parts are mostly about filter circuits. But Lecture 4, Passive Components, contains lots of information about all kinds of capacitors and resistors.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: mtdoc on March 23, 2015, 08:05:06 pm
It looks like TI has jumped into the online education realm with their TI Precision Labs (http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/amplifiers-linear/precision-amplifier-precision-labs.page?DCMP=thehub&HQS=hpa-pa-opamp-tipl-thehub-20150323-lp-en)

The introductory video makes it look promising. I think I'll give it a go.

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Alex Eisenhut on March 24, 2015, 05:20:04 pm
http://www.hparchive.com/appnotes.htm (http://www.hparchive.com/appnotes.htm)

Nice 1960s vibe, full of information.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: FAQBytes on March 27, 2015, 01:05:41 am
Wow, definitely going to be reading up on some of these if my AP teachers would lighten up a bit.  ;D Might have to wait until after the AP exams in May, but hey, free college credits for me!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: bitwelder on March 27, 2015, 07:06:17 am
I recently found this one by Tektronix (pdf + courseware):
Learn Digital Oscilloscope Operations using Arduino Board as DUT (Signal Generator)
http://www.tek.com/lab-course/learn-digital-oscilloscope-operations-using-arduino-board-dut-signal-generator (http://www.tek.com/lab-course/learn-digital-oscilloscope-operations-using-arduino-board-dut-signal-generator)

BTW: Tek has similar tutorials that use Raspberry Pi and MSP430
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on April 02, 2015, 09:25:10 pm
Electronic Circuits 1, Video Lectures by Behzad Razavi (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v)

At about the level of Sedra / Smith, but without digital circuits. At the start of each video a lecture map is displayed that shows the title of all 45 video lectures.

EDIT: Added attachment, screenshot of the lecture map so you can see the title of each lecture. Thanks KD0CAC John for pointing this out to me.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: timofonic on April 02, 2015, 09:57:35 pm
What about ordering and collecting all them in a wiki page? I can help to make an initial draft, I'm very.interested in the "for dummies", soldering, PCB and schematic design. parts.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on April 03, 2015, 01:47:30 am
Electronic Circuits 1, Video Lectures by Behzad Razavi (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v)

At about the level of Sedra / Smith, but without digital circuits. At the start of each video a lecture map is displayed that shows the title of all 45 video lectures.

Too bad , that link just a bunch on lectures by number , is would much better if lecture had a title that gave some idea of topic ?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on April 03, 2015, 06:24:13 am
Electronic Circuits 1, Video Lectures by Behzad Razavi (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qUW0KPfsIIOPOKL84wK_Qj9N7gvJX6v)

At about the level of Sedra / Smith, but without digital circuits. At the start of each video a lecture map is displayed that shows the title of all 45 video lectures.

Too bad , that link just a bunch on lectures by number , is would much better if lecture had a title that gave some idea of topic ?

You are right, thank you. I have attached a screenshot of the lecture map now.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on April 03, 2015, 01:53:11 pm
It does seem to be there ?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ozwolf on April 06, 2015, 08:54:28 am
I recently found this one by Tektronix (pdf + courseware):
Learn Digital Oscilloscope Operations using Arduino Board as DUT (Signal Generator)
http://www.tek.com/lab-course/learn-digital-oscilloscope-operations-using-arduino-board-dut-signal-generator (http://www.tek.com/lab-course/learn-digital-oscilloscope-operations-using-arduino-board-dut-signal-generator)

BTW: Tek has similar tutorials that use Raspberry Pi and MSP430

Thanks bitwelder, looks good!

Ozwolf
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ScoobyDoo2 on April 12, 2015, 02:11:21 pm
I would recommend the Microcontroller, FPGA and Biomedical-Electonics lab-lectures by Bruce Land:
www.youtube.com/user/ece4760 (https://www.youtube.com/user/ece4760)
Lots of practical and anecdotal information here, delivered in an entertaining/interactive style with his students.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on April 16, 2015, 04:08:02 pm
For those who haven't got a copy of TAoE yet, you can at least get a free PDF of the Power Conversion chapter here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8gu22ficfac3pz/AoE-III_ch-9_109pgs.pdf (https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8gu22ficfac3pz/AoE-III_ch-9_109pgs.pdf)
The link below should cover any worries about legalities:
http://www.wisewarthog.com/electronics/horowitz-hill-the-art-of-electronics-3rd-edition.html (http://www.wisewarthog.com/electronics/horowitz-hill-the-art-of-electronics-3rd-edition.html)

We're not worthy! We're not worthy! We're not worthy!  :-DD
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6dRnlmkLwgnCKaOK-eVBIrXLCx9cj-Moe3aQpzGZn_Nurz99P)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Abstr7ct on April 16, 2015, 08:00:08 pm
I would like you to recommend me a book that fits the description below:

A book on telecommunication systems. It should be explaining the basics of telecommunications, from the early analog modulation schemes to digital modulation. How modern telecommunication infrastructures work (i.e., mobile phones, landline telephones, internet and so on). Things on fiber optics, 3G and 4G and all these jargons. Explanations on the 'block diagram' level. No low-level design, circuits and such.

I could be asking for too much, and yeah, these can be obtained from the internet, but it wouldn't be easy to gather a reasonable amount of consistent, reliable and correct information. Getting knowledge from a book, and from a good author, is something I appreciate.

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cherry on April 20, 2015, 05:59:25 am
 Sounds like good. :)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: PCB designer on April 25, 2015, 09:39:57 am
 Thanks for your sharing , and i will get it
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Blofeld on May 01, 2015, 04:32:54 pm
The freely downloadable "Designing Analog Chips" by the late Hans Camenzind (designer of the 555) was mentionend in some threads, but not yet in this sticky one, so here is the link:

http://www.designinganalogchips.com/_count/designinganalogchips.pdf (http://www.designinganalogchips.com/_count/designinganalogchips.pdf)

(if you are in doubt, please check the following link - 3rd paragraph "This book can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format, free of charge"):

http://www.designinganalogchips.com/ (http://www.designinganalogchips.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: allen.gordon on May 07, 2015, 01:41:13 am
WOW!!! I spent the last hour downloading or creating bookmarks to most of these recommendations!

Thanks for sharing all these resources!!!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on July 18, 2015, 05:10:45 am
For beginners and from a link in this post   ( http://www.reddit.com/r/eebooks/?count=25&after=t3_1nv1ri (http://www.reddit.com/r/eebooks/?count=25&after=t3_1nv1ri) )

is this nice beginners' book -->   http://pdf.textfiles.com/technical/atari_thebook.pdf (http://pdf.textfiles.com/technical/atari_thebook.pdf)

If you print it, watch out for the schematics in the middle

(sorry if repeated)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Dat Tran on July 24, 2015, 12:07:38 am
I'm a beginer, too. You all are excellent
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on July 24, 2015, 04:38:14 am
https://www.edx.org/course (https://www.edx.org/course)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Mark IV on July 27, 2015, 08:43:27 am
Someone knows a good doc/book/anything to learn EMC design techniques?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Dat Tran on August 07, 2015, 04:57:55 pm
its very good
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on August 08, 2015, 01:09:39 pm
Two free magazines Popular Electronics (http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm) and Radio Electronics Magazine (https://archive.org/details/radioelectronicsmagazine)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on August 08, 2015, 06:40:29 pm
Two free magazines Popular Electronics (http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm) and Radio Electronics Magazine (https://archive.org/details/radioelectronicsmagazine)

thanks - starting to download the pdfs
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books --->>> ESD
Post by: ez24 on August 16, 2015, 03:34:49 am
Info on ESD starting on page 2

http://people.ece.cornell.edu/land/courses/ece4760/microchip_newsletter.pdf (http://people.ece.cornell.edu/land/courses/ece4760/microchip_newsletter.pdf)

From a Cornell lab "How to avoid killing chips"
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerminalJack505 on August 16, 2015, 03:58:18 am
Tim Green's series on Op Amp Stability (https://e2e.ti.com/support/amplifiers/precision_amplifiers/f/14/t/375041)

All you ever wanted to know about op amp compensation but were too afraid to ask.   :D
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: piranha32 on August 16, 2015, 04:03:17 am
Something for HAMs: 73 Magazine: https://archive.org/details/73-magazine?&sort=-date (https://archive.org/details/73-magazine?&sort=-date)
Full index: http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/files/ham/73.html (http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/files/ham/73.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books ---> Cornell lectures
Post by: ez24 on August 16, 2015, 04:21:17 am
Here are some Cornell lectures, one series is on microcontrollers from 2012

https://www.youtube.com/user/ece4760/playlists (https://www.youtube.com/user/ece4760/playlists)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books ---->>> DSP
Post by: ez24 on August 18, 2015, 06:48:29 am
DSP pdf book

http://www.dspguide.com/pdfbook.htm (http://www.dspguide.com/pdfbook.htm)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books ---->>> Analog
Post by: ez24 on August 18, 2015, 07:25:14 am

Analog circuits:

http://www.digilentinc.com/Classroom/RealAnalog/ (http://www.digilentinc.com/Classroom/RealAnalog/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: piranha32 on August 18, 2015, 08:01:14 am
DSP classes from MIT by Alan V. Oppenheim http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-6-008-digital-signal-processing-spring-2011/video-lectures/ (http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-6-008-digital-signal-processing-spring-2011/video-lectures/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on August 19, 2015, 02:18:29 pm
Sencore Tech Tips
https://web.archive.org/web/20061230062617/http://www.sencore.com/custsup/techtips.htm (https://web.archive.org/web/20061230062617/http://www.sencore.com/custsup/techtips.htm)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books --->>> Linear/Switching Info
Post by: ez24 on August 21, 2015, 07:02:15 pm

Minimizing Switching Regulator Residue in Linear Regulator Outputs
12 pages

http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/application-note/an101f.pdf (http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/application-note/an101f.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books --->>> Intro to o'scope
Post by: ez24 on August 22, 2015, 12:11:31 am
Introduction to oscilloscopes

http://www.phys.ufl.edu/courses/phy4802L/f05/lectures/oscilloscope.pdf (http://www.phys.ufl.edu/courses/phy4802L/f05/lectures/oscilloscope.pdf)

16 pages
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on September 04, 2015, 08:27:51 am
Basic Electronics, Volumes 1-5 (1955) Van Valkenburgh Nooger & Neville

http://archive.org/details/BasicElectronicsVolumes151955 (http://archive.org/details/BasicElectronicsVolumes151955)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on September 04, 2015, 01:27:33 pm
Wow! Get the PDF. It's 570 pages of easy learning in time warp style. I haven't seen selenium rectifier's since I was a kid.  :-+
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on September 21, 2015, 10:02:28 pm
Info on capacitors:

Here's quite a good presentation comparing different capacitor types for use in power applications:

http://www.kemet.com/Lists/TechnicalArticles/Attachments/5/Avnet2012PowerForum_CapacitorsSelection.pdf (http://www.kemet.com/Lists/TechnicalArticles/Attachments/5/Avnet2012PowerForum_CapacitorsSelection.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on September 22, 2015, 08:02:18 am
Info on making printed circuit boards (PCB)

http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/pcbs.html (http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/pcbs.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on October 02, 2015, 07:35:54 am
Whoah! Tons of stuff!

Any volunteer to organize it and put it in the first post?

Wouldn't this have to been done by the OP ?  I can help do this but I assume the OP has to include it in the first post?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Syntax_Error on October 06, 2015, 12:33:39 am
https://www.eewiki.net/display/Resources/Engineering+Library (https://www.eewiki.net/display/Resources/Engineering+Library)

Found this a few weeks ago, when searching for DDS literature. It is an *awesome* resource.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on October 10, 2015, 03:05:49 am
The C Book:

http://publications.gbdirect.co.uk/c_book/the_c_book.pdf (http://publications.gbdirect.co.uk/c_book/the_c_book.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on October 11, 2015, 05:22:49 am
GM Techline Basic Electronics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7a7kBQavjs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7a7kBQavjs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZozr6KgiA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZozr6KgiA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EEF36AoBk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EEF36AoBk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU25wp0cWBc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU25wp0cWBc)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on October 19, 2015, 11:31:51 am
National Instruments Measurement Fundamentals

Analog Fundamentals
Digital Fundamentals
RF and Microwave Fundamentals
DAQ and Instrument Fundamentals   
Sensor Fundamentals

All downloadable as PDF.
http://www.ni.com/white-paper/4523/en/ (http://www.ni.com/white-paper/4523/en/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on October 19, 2015, 04:51:01 pm
Seems to have one PDF for each of many pages. If this helps, here's a linked PDF of the all sections.

Links do not work for me  :(
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tehmagicsmoke on October 21, 2015, 08:44:45 pm
Did someone mention afrotechmods on youtube, he's my favorite because he's so informative and he makes it fun. Second to Dave of course.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on November 16, 2015, 02:39:36 am
Information on Microcontroller use in industry

http://bd.eduweb.hhs.nl/es/2014-embedded-market-study-then-now-whats-next.pdf (http://bd.eduweb.hhs.nl/es/2014-embedded-market-study-then-now-whats-next.pdf)

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: mtdoc on November 21, 2015, 07:06:40 am
I'm not sure if this has been posted before but the ITP Physical Computing (https://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/) material is very good.  The videos in particular are clear and well paced for beginners. It is Arduino centric - not surprising since one of the instructors is Tom Igoe -  one of the Arduino founders
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: TerminalJack505 on November 25, 2015, 02:45:16 am
A PDF scan of Forrest M. Mims III's Engineer's Mini-Notebook Op Amp IC Circuits (https://archive.org/download/Forrest_Mims-Engineers_Mini-Notebook_Op_Amp_Ic_Circuits_Radio_Shack_Electronics/Forrest%20Mims-Engineer's%20Mini-Notebook%20Op%20Amp%20Ic%20Circuits%20(Radio%20Shack%20Electronics)(1).pdf).
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: MAntunes on January 05, 2016, 02:47:24 am
Does anyone know about books, articles, courses about multimeter design (voltmeter, ammeter, etc)? They would be very welcome.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: gildasd on January 06, 2016, 08:23:46 pm
Course on Naval electronics safety:

http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/Slides.html (http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/Slides.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on January 07, 2016, 04:10:42 am
Course on Naval electronics safety:
http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/Slides.html (http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/Slides.html)

The actual education can be found here
http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/High%20Voltage%20Safety.pdf (http://magelhaes.hzs.be/willem/assorted/HV/High%20Voltage%20Safety.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: MAntunes on January 09, 2016, 06:46:24 pm
Does anyone know about books, articles, courses about multimeter design (voltmeter, ammeter, etc)? They would be very welcome.
Thank you!

Anyone?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: VK5RC on February 03, 2016, 10:06:03 am
I am not sure if this is what you are looking for but the HP Journal from April 1989 covers the technical aspects behind the design of the HP3458, Very serious high end voltage measurement.  Heavy reading but very good.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Kappes Buur on February 10, 2016, 08:49:15 pm
Learning to use EAGLE

Some time ago, Jason of RPC Electronics did a nice series of 14 videos giving a primer of how to use EAGLE.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66ImnJYgX_j5EeWkeU-1_A (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66ImnJYgX_j5EeWkeU-1_A)
While this series is for EAGLE v5 it should still be valid for later versions. I think this is about the easiest way
to learn the basics of EAGLE.

I gathered all his videos in this download for offline viewing.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/fjt9u55d61uu6gu/RPC.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/download/fjt9u55d61uu6gu/RPC.zip) about 460 MB.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 23, 2016, 02:18:06 am
Vintage 22-minute Tektronix video on transmission lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9m2w4DgeVk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9m2w4DgeVk)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Mephitus on March 02, 2016, 05:08:00 pm
Just found a fascinating study on the thermal performance characteristics between IC packages. I did not know that PCB layout/design was SO much more important a factor than that of package size. I had always been of the mindset I used when cooling CPU's. That the more surface area you can get your dedicated heatsink on, the better. Seems that proper design allowing the board to absorb the thermal energy can be a much more effective/efficient.

http://www.ti.com/lit/an/spra953b/spra953b.pdf (http://www.ti.com/lit/an/spra953b/spra953b.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tronde on April 03, 2016, 03:42:16 pm
Two free magazines Popular Electronics (http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm) and Radio Electronics Magazine (https://archive.org/details/radioelectronicsmagazine)

A lot more here
http://americanradiohistory.com/ (http://americanradiohistory.com/)

For instance Practical Wireless with a lot of RF knowledge.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on May 12, 2016, 05:54:05 pm
Newark offering free 233 pg. ebook: RECOM´s DC/DC Book of Knowledge
(for those who don't have an account, or don't want to be pestered to give out an email address..)

1st PDF - Introduction to various DC/DC converter topologies, feedback loops (analogue and digital), test and measurement, protection, filtering, safety, reliability, constant current drivers and DC/DC applications. The level is necessarily technical, but readable for engineers, designers and students."
http://storage.pardot.com/80762/59552/Recom_Book_DCDC_Power.pdf (http://storage.pardot.com/80762/59552/Recom_Book_DCDC_Power.pdf)

2nd PDF - More info on author Steve Roberts -  Technical Director for RECOM
https://d3i5bpxkxvwmz.cloudfront.net/pulse/07-2015_Pulse_15_spreads.pdf (https://d3i5bpxkxvwmz.cloudfront.net/pulse/07-2015_Pulse_15_spreads.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: nowlan on May 18, 2016, 05:01:09 am
I have a 10% off book depository coupon about to expire. I was wondering if anyone has compared the 2nd & 3rd edition of the AoE student manual. Is there much of a difference? I have access to the old book.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on June 05, 2016, 01:19:35 pm
1953 AT&T short transistor documentary. Gotta love the Dick Tracy wrist radio :-+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xUQWo4vN0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xUQWo4vN0)
Hard to believe 63 years have past, but electrons still fascinate an inquisitive mind.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on June 07, 2016, 11:50:29 pm
Book on STM32 microcontrollers


https://leanpub.com/mastering-stm32
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Nozzer on June 08, 2016, 09:07:48 am
I have recently encountered a very useful resource giving information about all aspects of electronics including news, use of test equipment and explaining applications such as the different types of oscilloscope probe and what they can be used for. It also has a section on electronic components which is excellent for noobs. :)

The link to some specific sections that can be reached via their home page (http://www.radio-electronics.com (http://www.radio-electronics.com)) can be found below:

Test equipment
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/t_and_m/ (http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/t_and_m/)

Components
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/data/ (http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/data/)

Formulae
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/formulae/ (http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/formulae/)

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on June 10, 2016, 08:50:19 pm
Book on microcontrollers
https://leanpub.com/mastering-stm32 (https://leanpub.com/mastering-stm32)

A response from the editor:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/economics-of-writing-a-technical-ebook/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/economics-of-writing-a-technical-ebook/)
Quote
Hi,
I'm the author of the Mastering STM32 book  :) First of all I would like to say thank you for having mentioned it here.

The actual income of the book is far from that amount, for two main reasons. Firstly, the "variable pricing" policy of the LeanPub platform (the most of the readers choose to pay the minimum price - but it's also ok, IMHO). Secondly, I'm increasing the book price as long as I add new chapters. So, the very early adopters of this book paid for it about 5$ (and they will receive all updates for free). However, this is part of the game, and it's ok. Moreover, it's important to say that some other people decided to buy the book again to pay it more. This is the "leanpub effect", I say.

I started this book for fun, but I've deeply evaluated the publishing options when I started doing it. The self-publishing is the only way to get decent incomes if you write a technical book about a niche. Publishers, assuming they want to publish your book, give only a fraction of the "distribution price", which is far from the cover price. Another relevant reason to choose a platform like LeanPub is that it allows to write "in progress" books. This is extremely useful for technical books, IMHO. It gives you the possibility to review the book and correct "unavoidable bugs". Moreover, early comments from readers allow to you to better organize the contents, avoiding writing useless and boring things. However, self-publishing has it's "hidden costs". For example, in my case english is not my mother language. So I'll have to pay an editor that helps me reviewing the text. And I think that reviewing a book made of about 1000 pages is not inexpensive.

From my experience, writing a technical book is a really hard work. I started writing my book about one year ago, and my life is changed dramatically :o No longer free time, a lot of email to answer every days. However, apart from the earnings (which are not sufficient to pay your bills  :D), knowing that other people can take advantage from a thing you are doing is a great satisfaction.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on June 26, 2016, 10:18:00 pm

Modern Embedded Systems Programming Course

http://state-machine.com/quickstart/ (http://state-machine.com/quickstart/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: judyfromraypcb on June 28, 2016, 10:09:40 am
I'm a complete beginner, therefore this thread is very useful for me. When I have time I will look through the primers. I bet they are really useful and avoid that I will came back and ask stupid questions in the forum. Thank you for this ;) Although it could happen that I have some further questions, I hope this is OK then!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ChrisG on June 30, 2016, 03:22:16 pm
All, I recently bought the http://artofelectronics.net/ (http://artofelectronics.net/) the Art of Electronics and started from scratch: Chapter 1. Together with the reference book this is really great great and fantastic! Enormously good reading and guidance I highly highly recommend this to anyone to own, read, study and practice.

It brings a smile, deception and eureka on my face for sure!

Chris
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Nexo on July 02, 2016, 09:26:31 pm
Hello everyone!
I found a good Youtube channel with the first ~20 experiments from the book "Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery" by Charles Platt. Haven't watched it yet but it must be really good: https://www.youtube.com/user/christophermball/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/christophermball/videos)

Hope serves you well :)
Bye!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on July 03, 2016, 05:16:48 pm
Just in case this is not here

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/experiments/ (http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/experiments/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: whitevamp on July 10, 2016, 04:26:15 pm
I just sorta skimmed over all the pages and didnt see any of these sites.
https://www.edx.org/ (https://www.edx.org/)
and
https://www.coursera.org/ (https://www.coursera.org/)
both sites offer more then just stuff about electronics.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on July 13, 2016, 08:02:59 pm
100+ analog book by TI

https://www.ti.com/seclit/sl/slyw038b/slyw038b.pdf (https://www.ti.com/seclit/sl/slyw038b/slyw038b.pdf)

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on July 13, 2016, 08:15:07 pm
Copied From a Tom45 post

Don't think this has been mentioned here. Electronic Design has published an eBook based on Bob Pease's column. Volume 1 is available for download:

http://electronicdesign.com/Electronic_Design_Library_Bob_Pease_eBook1_Vol._1 (http://electronicdesign.com/Electronic_Design_Library_Bob_Pease_eBook1_Vol._1)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: breadbox on July 29, 2016, 05:19:33 pm
Two books with distinctive approaches: (1) tearing down and (2) building up.

(1) Bryan Bergeron, ‘Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart’ (2010, McGraw-Hill)
Preview at https://books.google.com/books?id=9GwDb1ELd2sC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false (https://books.google.com/books?id=9GwDb1ELd2sC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Devices featured are not as exotic as the test equipment in Dave’s videos, but if you like the guided-tour approach with lots of commentary on components and circuit functions, along with some design critique, it’s well worth looking at. Items covered (or uncovered) include smoke alarms, motion-activated lights, surge protectors, ultrasonic humidifiers, stereo amplifiers, analog VOM. There are also three chapters on electric guitars + effects pedals + tube amps.

(2) Abraham Marcus and William Marcus, ‘Elements of Radio’ (multiple editions: 1943, 1948, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1973)
1953 edition: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924004082834 (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924004082834)

Unfortunately I can’t find a PDF version of a more recent edition of this book online (it’s not to be confused with Marcus’s ‘Elements of Radio Servicing’, which is easier to track down). I have the 6th edition (1973), which is divided into two parts. Part 1 describes, using little or no math, how to build a simple crystal radio and then, step by step, turn it into a superheterodyne AM receiver. Part 2 is a more technical (i.e., some equations, but still introductory) discussion of DC, AC, inductance, capacitance, impedance, resonance, etc.

The catch is that the book was first published in 1943 and the superheterodyne receiver is built around vacuum tubes. Later editions (6th, 1973; 5th, 1965 [I think; it's got a picture of Telstar on the cover . . .]) add some chapters on semiconductors and show how a tube receiver can be turned into a transistor receiver, but the bulk of the book is tube-oriented. Nevertheless, the book’s strategy of introducing a basic circuit and improving and refining it, with fulsome explanations of each change and plenty of circuit diagrams, is extremely effective in communicating both the how and the why at every stage of development. As a result, the discussions of tubes are valuable because they are lessons in basic theory, not explanations of an older technology that many beginners have little interest in learning. And if you are reading a more recent edition of the book, the presentation of transistors neatly builds on the earlier presentation of tubes.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on August 02, 2016, 06:16:16 am
A course on circuits:

ECE2040: Circuit Analysis website for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Seems to be here for awhile :

http://www2.ece.gatech.edu/academic/courses/ece2040/ (http://www2.ece.gatech.edu/academic/courses/ece2040/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Vietk123 on August 18, 2016, 05:50:37 am
Really glad i have found this post. Thanks all for the info. I downloaded a whole bunch of beginner info  here.  :-DMM
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on August 18, 2016, 10:56:46 pm
Power Management (power supplies)

Excuse if duplicate

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Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on August 19, 2016, 12:15:24 am
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/online-resources-for-self-education/msg2441/#msg2441 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/online-resources-for-self-education/msg2441/#msg2441)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on August 27, 2016, 10:06:26 pm
I think if anyone wants to learn "street smarts" around RF radio, http://www.repeater-builder.com (http://www.repeater-builder.com) has enough guides, manuals, DIY's and pdf's to sink a ship. Just found it since someone gifted me two radio's: a Motorola Radius M120 and a Yaesu-Vertex VX-2100. This kind of gear runs a lot of service bureau's, fire, police, ambulance, emerg. etc.. so a tech never has to be unaware this segment of equipment not seen in typical consumer box stores.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on September 13, 2016, 11:31:33 am
"Socratic Electronics" has no mention on this forum. http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/index.html (http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/index.html)

"Socratic Instrumentation" (same author) has been updated for 10-years. http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/sinst/ (http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/sinst/)

Note this 75meg PDF (3,200+ pages of meaty goodness..) http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/sinst/book/liii.pdf (http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/socratic/sinst/book/liii.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Mephitus on October 11, 2016, 06:20:03 pm
Paper about designing toroidal transformers by Nasa circa 1972
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: anker_by on October 26, 2016, 12:54:26 am
Anyone knows a good resource for soldering components in laptops?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on November 01, 2016, 10:02:25 pm
I do not think I have seen Khan Academy mentioned here:

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineering (https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineering)

Here you can see

Visualizing the Fourier expansion of a square wave   :-/O

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineering/ee-signals/ee-fourier-series/v/ee-visualize-fourier-series-square-wave (https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineering/ee-signals/ee-fourier-series/v/ee-visualize-fourier-series-square-wave)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: salbayeng on November 21, 2016, 09:13:37 am
An excellent book from TI about opamp applications, and a lot of other useful stuff:
http://www.cypress.com/file/65366/download (http://www.cypress.com/file/65366/download)
(This was on another EEVblog forum)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: DP53 on November 23, 2016, 04:24:12 pm
A lot of information about various sensors, transmitters (temperature, mechanical specifications, photo effects, thermocouples, etc.): http://senphys.com/ (http://senphys.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: KD0CAC John on November 27, 2016, 03:04:02 am
On the RF side of things , and over on the RF / ham radio forum here , another ebook & videos .
Half way through and looks good .
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/rf-microwave/free-explore-rf-online-training/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/rf-microwave/free-explore-rf-online-training/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: salbayeng on December 04, 2016, 05:47:03 am
Just found this (apologies if already mentioned)
http://www.mosaic-industries.com/embedded-systems/microcontroller-projects/electronic-circuits/push-button-switch-turn-on/latching-toggle-power-switch (http://www.mosaic-industries.com/embedded-systems/microcontroller-projects/electronic-circuits/push-button-switch-turn-on/latching-toggle-power-switch)

This particular page shows many circuits of on-off function from a push button with very clear circuits and good explanation.
The pages are well written and well laid out.

The site is a good reference for all things electronic, and has excellent navigation on the left hand pane.
Many resources for micro-contoller peripherals,  interfaces, touch screens etc.

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on December 17, 2016, 04:10:42 am
A list of Youtube electronic channels provided by Cliff Matthews  (thanks Cliff)

(there are a few unrelated ones such as mechanical engineering)

/DRIVE   
AA Computers and Technology
Abelardo Pardo
Abom79
Afrotechmods
AintBigAintClever
Alan Garfield
AllAmericanFiveRadio
AndyDaviesByTheSea
APH Group (www.aphgroup.com (http://www.aphgroup.com))
Applied Science
Arrow Electronics
AvE
bigclivedotcom
Blue Matter
Brek Martin
Bridgewater
Chris Ball
Chris Gammell
ChrisFix
Consumer Reports
Craig Hollinger
CrashCourse
CSTworld
CuriousInventor
Cypress Semiconductor
Delcopond
Derek Molloy
DextersLab2013
DIY Perks
DOCUMENTARY TUBE
Dr. Ray Ridley
DrPhysicsA
EdisonTechCenter
EEEnthusiast
EEVblog
EEVblog2
El Colo Tronics
ElectroBOOM
Electronics Trivia by Steve Wagner
electronicsNmore
electronupdate
ElPaso TubeAmps
Engineering Explained
Gauthier Electric Oakville
Gerry Sweeney
Grants Pass TV Repair
GreatScott!
humanHardDrive
Hydraulic Press Channel
iantube
IBM Internet of Things
iFixit Video
Inténtalo Carito
Jack Ganssle
Jeremy Blum
jimmydiresta
joe smith
John Gammell
John Ward
Joop Brokking
Julian Ilett
Julian's Reviews
Kevin Darrah
Keysight Oscilloscopes
Khan Academy
khanacademymedicine
Kristian_Laholm
LabVIEW
LabVIEW MakerHub
lasersaber
Learn Engineering
Lectures by Walter Lewin
Lonnie Honeycutt
Louis Rossmann
Luís R
Make:
Mega Mechatronics
mikeselectricstuff
minutephysics
misperry
MIT OpenCourseWare
mjlorton
N2CUA
Nerdwriter1
NightHawkInLight
Node7
Novaspirit Tech
Nucleus Medical Media
Onstate LED Lighting
Patrick Hood-Daniel
Peter Oakes
Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky
PSoC Projects
psocapps
PSoCDesigner
Quantum Leaps, LLC
RimstarOrg
RLScience
roberhiy2
Robert Bolanos
ROBRENZ
RODALCO2007
rolinychupetin
Roman UrsuHack
Scotty Kilmer
Scullcom Hobby Electronics
SDG Electronics
ShopJimmy.com
Shotcut
SmarterEveryDay
State of Electronics
Steven Casagrande
Suspicious0bservers
Tampatec
Tech Explorations
Techmoan
Technology - Topic
Techquickie
TemasInteresantes
tesla500
The 8-Bit Guy
The Andrew Klavan Show
The Post Apocalyptic Inventor
The Radio Shop
The Signal Path
The Slow Mo Guys
Theology, Philosophy and Science
Thunderf00t
Tim Williams
Timothy Schulz
Todd Harrison
TodoElectronica21
Veritasium
vk3ye
VoltLog
Vsauce
w2aew
wattnotions
WebTegrity
Wranglerstar
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on December 17, 2016, 04:18:12 am
Sorry if a few channel names were straggler's unrelated to EE.. Perhaps someone may do a list in MPU's and FPGA's related to coding.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ZeTeX on December 17, 2016, 03:16:00 pm
Sorry if a few channel names were straggler's unrelated to EE.. Perhaps someone may do a list in MPU's and FPGA's related to coding.
You have Hydraulic Press Channel in the list :P
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on December 17, 2016, 05:47:23 pm
Sorry if a few channel names were straggler's unrelated to EE.. Perhaps someone may do a list in MPU's and FPGA's related to coding.
You have Hydraulic Press Channel in the list :P
Awe shucks, that's just anger management. You ever think some bad EE projects may need fluid force before tossing in the trash?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ZeTeX on December 17, 2016, 09:14:40 pm
Sorry if a few channel names were straggler's unrelated to EE.. Perhaps someone may do a list in MPU's and FPGA's related to coding.
You have Hydraulic Press Channel in the list :P
Awe shucks, that's just anger management. You ever think some bad EE projects may need fluid force before tossing in the trash?
good reason I guess lol, your project doesn't work? crash it in hydraulic press!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on December 18, 2016, 12:07:39 pm
    Actually I am looking for MCU links
You may want to add to an item I posted in sub-forum MCU's & FPGA's about the need for a resource sticky there too. It's funny how folks that type so much (coding) had no resource list to help out with the basic stuff.. Maybe they like asking and answering the same questions over and over? I don't know..
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on December 18, 2016, 08:31:04 pm
Hi ez24, good idea. Long messy url's should be hidden and a short description can be given instead, like this (thanks to Ian.M for lending me his brain):
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.example.com/anypage]description text for link goes here[/url]Wish I could offer more, but I leave for the Caribbean Tuesday (I've just 3-weeks to forget about the Canadian snow..)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: eeFearless on January 16, 2017, 06:14:30 pm
OpenStax was started by Rice University.  They write openly licensed college textbooks.  Limited subjects available.  But, what they do have avail is very good (Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, etc):

https://openstax.org/subjects
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: hwj-d on February 10, 2017, 09:39:38 pm
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Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 12, 2017, 03:05:19 pm
Here's a well done small collection of "Handyman's Guide to..." articles from The National Radio Astronomy Observatory:
http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~pharden/hobby/Hobby.shtml (http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~pharden/hobby/Hobby.shtml)

Could be of some help for the new Makers among us.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: zerorisers on March 09, 2017, 10:38:17 pm
coursera.org has some pretty good lectures from georgia tech!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: PDXjason on March 30, 2017, 04:44:26 pm
CODE, by Charles Petzold, if no one else mentioned it.  Although it deals with understanding code, it also goes through logic, relays and other EE-related things.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on April 02, 2017, 05:29:44 pm
Electronic/electric help site with cross-linked terms (beginner to mid-level concepts) https://www.electrical4u.com/ (https://www.electrical4u.com/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on May 15, 2017, 03:26:23 pm
Jim Pytel (Bigbadtech) has a basic electronics series of 52 videos on his channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/bigbadtech/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/bigbadtech/videos)

Playlist: Basic Electronics 1: DC Circuit Analysis
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqjKaksr8qQ9w3XY5zFXQ2H-zXQFMlI (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqjKaksr8qQ9w3XY5zFXQ2H-zXQFMlI)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on May 17, 2017, 08:55:04 pm
Jim Pytel (Bigbadtech) has a basic electronics series of 52 videos on his channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/bigbadtech/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/bigbadtech/videos)

Playlist: Basic Electronics 1: DC Circuit Analysis
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqjKaksr8qQ9w3XY5zFXQ2H-zXQFMlI (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnqjKaksr8qQ9w3XY5zFXQ2H-zXQFMlI)

When I get caught up with the YouTube List

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/dd/msg1093983/#msg1093983 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/dd/msg1093983/#msg1093983)

I will go through this topic and links that are here but not there
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on May 19, 2017, 02:57:53 am
Added to the YT list using a new method    :-+
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on May 24, 2017, 02:36:05 pm
Selecting Inductors for DC/DC convertors - Wurth Electronics Group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naOD518YnzY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naOD518YnzY)

This is also available in German
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzTmjGAV6Gc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzTmjGAV6Gc)

There's other training (https://www.youtube.com/user/WuerthElektronik/videos?sort=p&view=0&flow=grid) video's worth watching too (mostly English).
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tronde on June 18, 2017, 07:16:41 pm
Newark offering free 233 pg. ebook: RECOM´s DC/DC Book of Knowledge
(for those who don't have an account, or don't want to be pestered to give out an email address..)

1st PDF - Introduction to various DC/DC converter topologies, feedback loops (analogue and digital), test and measurement, protection, filtering, safety, reliability, constant current drivers and DC/DC applications. The level is necessarily technical, but readable for engineers, designers and students."
http://storage.pardot.com/80762/59552/Recom_Book_DCDC_Power.pdf (http://storage.pardot.com/80762/59552/Recom_Book_DCDC_Power.pdf)

2nd PDF - More info on author Steve Roberts -  Technical Director for RECOM
https://d3i5bpxkxvwmz.cloudfront.net/pulse/07-2015_Pulse_15_spreads.pdf (https://d3i5bpxkxvwmz.cloudfront.net/pulse/07-2015_Pulse_15_spreads.pdf)

DC/DC BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE is out in a new version with a new chapter on magnetics.

https://www.recom-power.com/emea/downloads/bok.html (https://www.recom-power.com/emea/downloads/bok.html)


In English
http://www.recom-power.com/fileadmin/EMEA/Downloads/Book_of_Knowledge/BookOfKnowledge_EN_WEB.pdf (http://www.recom-power.com/fileadmin/EMEA/Downloads/Book_of_Knowledge/BookOfKnowledge_EN_WEB.pdf)

In German
http://www.recom-power.com/fileadmin/EMEA/Downloads/Book_of_Knowledge/BookOfKnowledge_DE_WEB.pdf (http://www.recom-power.com/fileadmin/EMEA/Downloads/Book_of_Knowledge/BookOfKnowledge_DE_WEB.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on July 02, 2017, 04:24:45 pm
Stanford University Online
Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries - Free

https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/Engineering/Solar/Fall2013/about
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tronde on August 05, 2017, 03:20:20 am
Some reading about mains earthing systems.  See attachments.

Worth a look not only for beginners.

Other stuff from Schneider Electric
http://electrical-engineering-portal.com/download-center/books-and-guides/schneider-electric (http://electrical-engineering-portal.com/download-center/books-and-guides/schneider-electric)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on August 23, 2017, 10:32:28 pm
OP AMPS

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/opamps-for-everyone-pdf/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/opamps-for-everyone-pdf/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o4ScgRZtNI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o4ScgRZtNI)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: MrTurk on September 05, 2017, 06:35:01 pm
Here is a thorough introduction to electronics
https://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits (https://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits)


Nexus 5 cihaz?mdan Tapatalk kullan?larak gönderildi

Title: 590 page Philips book on power semiconductor applications
Post by: mikeselectricstuff on September 18, 2017, 10:37:21 am
Philips book on Power Semiconductor Applications including SMPS, motor control, automobile, TV and monitor
circuits, lighting etc.

 http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP1.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP1.pdf)
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Power Semiconductors
http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP1.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP1.pdf)
CHAPTER 2 Switched Mode Power Supplies
http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP2.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP2.pdf)
 CHAPTER 3 Motor Control
http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP3.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP3.pdf)
 CHAPTER 4 Televisions and Monitors
http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP4.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP4.pdf)
 CHAPTER 5 Automotive Power Electronics
http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP5.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP5.pdf)
CHAPTER 6 - power control with thyristors & triacs
 http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP6.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP6.pdf)
CHAPTER 7 - thermal management
 http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP7.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP7.pdf)
CHAPTER 8 - Lighting
 http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP8.pdf (http://www.moodle2.tfe.umu.se/pluginfile.php/60819/mod_label/intro/nxp/APPCHP8.pdf)
Title: Udemy
Post by: ez24 on September 23, 2017, 09:02:22 pm
Just in case this is not here

https://www.udemy.com/ (https://www.udemy.com/)

Some good free university level courses  :-+
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: nn_in on October 06, 2017, 08:34:09 am
1)Electronics Technology Fundamentals/Conventional Flow Version Third Edition by Robert T. Paynter and B.J. Toby Boydell
2)Introductory Electronic Devices and Circuits: Conventional Flow Sixth Edition by Robert T. Paynter
Are there any differences in content between the above two book.? Thanks
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on November 03, 2017, 03:44:09 pm
Thermistor Tutorial - 40mins. by Pete Vree* and PDF (sorry, it was too big to attach here..)
http://wyedelta.wixsite.com/html_canada-electrical/copy-of-thermocouple (http://wyedelta.wixsite.com/html_canada-electrical/copy-of-thermocouple)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53_xxl4bV64 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53_xxl4bV64)
 *Permission granted from author
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: rsduhamel on November 03, 2017, 03:54:35 pm
I am a semi-retired electronics instructor and I am in the process of putting my curriculum online for free. I think I have a unique and useful way of explaining electronics. People commenting on my YouTube channel seem to agree. Everything is free and is suitable for students who want to learn electronics from the ground up and for instructors who want to give their students an alternate point of view. You can find my text lessons at http://rsdacademy.net (http://rsdacademy.net). My YouTube channel is https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA (https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA)
This is a work in progress but I have complete lessons in basic DC Circuits, AC Circuits and Solid State Devices. I am currently working on Analog Circuits. I hope people find these resources useful.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on November 03, 2017, 04:31:42 pm
I am a semi-retired electronics instructor and I am in the process of putting my curriculum online for free. I think I have a unique and useful way of explaining electronics. People commenting on my YouTube channel seem to agree. Everything is free and is suitable for students who want to learn electronics from the ground up and for instructors who want to give their students an alternate point of view. You can find my text lessons at http://rsdacademy.net (http://rsdacademy.net). My YouTube channel is https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA (https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA)
This is a work in progress but I have complete lessons in basic DC Circuits, AC Circuits and Solid State Devices. I am currently working on Analog Circuits. I hope people find these resources useful.
Welcome to EEVblog! Yes, you do have that "classic teachers touch" (starting to review them now)
I think you should make a posting also in the other blogs section (this way it adds to the Electronics YouTubers list).
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on November 04, 2017, 05:52:17 am
My YouTube channel is https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA (https://youtube.com/channel/UCOausWDNRDJikQ11gSLj7nA)

I previously found (by looking for op amps) your YouTube channel and added it to the YT lists.  I liked your YT op amps video.  Keep up the good work.   :-+   I need to add your member name to the list, but the list is going to have a major change tomorrow.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: rsduhamel on November 05, 2017, 03:41:53 am
Cliff Matthews: thanks for the suggestion. I thought of posting my announcement in some other sections, but I don't want to get spammy (I have already been accused of posting spam at another forum just for making the one post.) If nobody minds posting in multiple sections I'll do that.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: rsduhamel on November 05, 2017, 03:46:13 am
ez24: Thanks for the complement. I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on November 05, 2017, 08:58:52 pm
Cliff Matthews: thanks for the suggestion. I thought of posting my announcement in some other sections, but I don't want to get spammy (I have already been accused of posting spam at another forum just for making the one post.) If nobody minds posting in multiple sections I'll do that.

I have never seen anyone criticized for posting a link to their video.  This forum has its roots based on YT (Dave makes his living on YT).  I suggest you add your YT channel to your profile so it shows every time you make a post.  You also can add a link to your web site.  I added a link to the YT list in my profile (see below).

I do not know about multiple posts on the same subject - that might be frowned on ?

You can make new posts showing off your new uploads.  For example you could make a new post on your new diode video and include a link to it.  Since the diode video is a basic one, I would list it under Beginners.  Even though this forum is not a beginners forum, I appreciate them.  There might be a few of us hiding in the corners.

Keep up the good work and keep the videos coming :-+



Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on November 10, 2017, 04:31:44 pm
TI makes BLDC control look easy in their TI InstaSpin (no hall sensors) training material. WMMV, but I like the video.
http://www.ti.com/ww/en/mcu/instaspin/index.shtml (http://www.ti.com/ww/en/mcu/instaspin/index.shtml)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szgVUfyX8JM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szgVUfyX8JM)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on November 22, 2017, 01:08:04 am
RTD PT100 (Resistance Temperature Detector)  Tutorial - 48mins. by Pete Vree* and PDF (sorry, too big again..)
http://wyedelta.wixsite.com/html_canada-electrical/copy-of-temperature-sensors (http://wyedelta.wixsite.com/html_canada-electrical/copy-of-temperature-sensors)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-Eizpb5tY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-Eizpb5tY)
 *Permission granted from author
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: cdev on November 26, 2017, 02:48:05 am
This should be listed in the Wiki..

if you go to raspberrypi.org there you will find a HUGE wealth of very high quality stuff all relevant to learning electronics and computing fundamentals on the Raspberry Pi platform which in case you've been dead the last few years, started out a mere five years ago as a project to make a credit card sized computer that cost $35 for everybody.

Well, THEY SUCCEEDED and now its five years later and they have sold millions of them and its incredibly useful device for everybody and their most recent one, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B actually is more powerful than many laptops and tablets are today. And its still $35.

When you get there, go to "MagPi" their own magazine, which is quite professionally done, and there you'll find a wealth of download-able material.

 Their magazine is basically educational project ideas geared towards everybody from smart teenagers to kids, with content so good it will likely also appeal to scientists and engineers, actually pretty much EVERY KIND OF PERSON who frequents this unique community will find something useful there. "I guarantee it!"  ;)

...everything from free BOOKs on Bash scripting and beginning C programming for beginners, to four huge PDF "project books" each containing dozens of projects, using the Raspberry Pi hardware family (some of which cost as little as $5 or $10 now). And they all involve either electronics or programming.

In addition to these books, there are more than 50 issues of their magazine which is chock full of even more cool Linux stuff to do - some of which you can ALSO do with various kinds of modification or not on Ubuntu or Mint, (or even RedHat's based pidora or fedora!) one way or another. Theres also a bunch of other stuff thats also free, for example some books specifically for teachers. Its really quite a high quality effort, very little elsewhere on this rapidly shrinking planet is even remotely comparable.

MagPi is a jewel .

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/?C=N;O=A (https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/?C=N;O=A)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on November 26, 2017, 07:07:10 am
Tektronix also did a complete set of labs on on the Pi and Arduino. Doesn't seem to be available anymore. Perhaps it was for the earlier hardware generations and needed updating so they took it down.

http://direct.tek.com/en-uk/courseware/search?field_courseware_categories_value=1900 (http://direct.tek.com/en-uk/courseware/search?field_courseware_categories_value=1900)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on November 26, 2017, 08:38:26 am
Tektronix also did a complete set of labs on on the Pi and Arduino. Doesn't seem to be available anymore. ...

My guess is they took the labs down and include them with their Edu scope to increase its educational value.  Too bad
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 01, 2018, 01:47:05 am
How Does a Switching Power Supply Work (schematic, explanation, example, modifications)  This is sure to help SMPS newcomers.
From the legend himself (DanyK of Czechoslovakia) one of oldest circuit listing and help websites on the net, and still strong!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4q0e124C4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4q0e124C4)

*Also check his website for more educational material (I like this 3-phase monster http://danyk.cz/3f_vyb_en.html (http://danyk.cz/3f_vyb_en.html) )
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: CharlieEcho on February 02, 2018, 02:51:20 am
Tektronix also did a complete set of labs on on the Pi and Arduino. Doesn't seem to be available anymore. ...

My guess is they took the labs down and include them with their Edu scope to increase its educational value.  Too bad

I found this one for the TI MSP430

http://www.audentia-gestion.fr/Tektronix/ST_MSP430_Labs_Combined.pdf (http://www.audentia-gestion.fr/Tektronix/ST_MSP430_Labs_Combined.pdf)

Anyone have the .ino files?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 02, 2018, 07:51:19 pm
(cont'd) Here is part #2 of DanyK's SMPS basics course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNquVjDnpxU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNquVjDnpxU)

*edit - This guy is one of the smartest guys in action (on YouTube). Sure wish Keysight would have mercy and send him a new o-scope...
Everyone would gain from the knowledge he shares, right?
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: CharlieEcho on February 03, 2018, 01:40:10 pm
This guy is one of the smartest guys in action (on YouTube). Sure wish Keysight would have mercy and send him a new o-scope...
Everyone would gain from the knowledge he shares, right?


These are great! Siglent or Rigol should jump on that opportunity, if Keysight or Tek aren't going to.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 04, 2018, 07:08:55 pm
Third part is shorter still good teaching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySlJ99OSN4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySlJ99OSN4)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 06, 2018, 08:30:40 pm
These are great! Siglent or Rigol should jump on that opportunity, if Keysight or Tek aren't going to.
When you really need a scope.. (I vote this one photo of the year)
(http://danyk.cz/osc1.jpg)
http://danyk.cz/osc_en.html (http://danyk.cz/osc_en.html)
Interesting note: His website started 15-years ago and says he used to live in Sydney (AU??)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on February 17, 2018, 01:31:00 pm
List of electronics related books (http://www.ebyte.it/library/refs/Refs_EE_Books.html)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on February 25, 2018, 04:39:12 pm
As posted a short while ago, DanyK (aka DiodeGoneWild) finally has a scope. In his usual DaveCad fashion, he put together a nice-short primer.
Note: Feline interference may not fit well with all those DaveCad copyrights  :-+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPX9BMDK4w8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPX9BMDK4w8)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: SeanB on February 25, 2018, 07:29:36 pm
I like that cat!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on March 18, 2018, 05:45:02 pm
I like that cat!
I'd get shot if I posted it, but search: DiodeGoneWild - Hidden Camera Reveals what My Cat Does in the Bathroom. I find cats are a mixed lot, some trust the owner, but some loath any owner. Still, I fear the temptation shown may push me too far.. >:D
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Mark.h.b on March 20, 2018, 03:45:14 pm
Glad I found this, the NEETS is a good read for the noobs as myself but people are actually selling it on eBay for around $4.00 usd !!

Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on March 20, 2018, 03:59:52 pm
Welcome to the last poster! FWIW, it's better not to overwrite BBS code when quoting posts (that link didn't show..)
No problem, I think it was this one? http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/2575-2/ (http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/2575-2/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Dumpsterholic on April 17, 2018, 03:15:58 pm
Hey all:

Here are a couple of sources I've been using to learn about Arduino (I know, dumb...) and the ESP8266:

https://leanpub.com/kolban-ESP32 (https://leanpub.com/kolban-ESP32)

https://www.udemy.com/ (https://www.udemy.com/)

The first is a *free online book by somebody who really knows about computers, and who has written 400+ pages about setting up and using the ESP8266.

The second has a number of courses related to electronics in general and microcontrollers in particular; some topics to browse might include Arduino, IoT, ARM micros, robotics and home automation.

*Neither source is strictly free, but Mr. Kolban's download link wouldn't let me pay him any money, and Udemy is constantly running introductory discounts for new students that drastically slash their prices, so it might pay to check it out.

Apologies if these have already been mentioned; this thread is getting kinda long.... Which shows that there is a lot of interest.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on April 17, 2018, 06:40:36 pm
https://leanpub.com/kolban-ESP32 (https://leanpub.com/kolban-ESP32)

Thanks - I could not remember Leanpub

Added them to my list

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Dumpsterholic on April 19, 2018, 04:47:09 pm
Hi all:

On the same topic as my previous post, here's a link that I would not have known about had I not registered for an Arduino course on udemy.com. As far as I can tell through a cursory overlook, EVERYTHING on this site is totally free. Not only Arduino-related material, but also a wealth of information on RaspberryPi, programming in C, microcontrollers in general, plus analog and digital electronics and a lot more that I have not yet delved into. There are forums, downloadable code snippets and quite a few videos.

https://core-electronics.com.au/

(After that glowing review, please let me state categorically that I have NO personal or commercial involvement with these people; I just think they have a well-organized & informative site. They run work$hops in Australia, and--I don't wish to incur the wrath of Mr. Jones by potentially tapping into his lucrative market share--they also sell stuff....)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on April 19, 2018, 07:28:24 pm
... On the same topic as my previous post, here's a link that I would not have known about had I not registered for an Arduino course on udemy.com. ...
https://core-electronics.com.au/ (https://core-electronics.com.au/)
...

Thanks - I added them to my list.  I also got confused so I asked this:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/what-is-the-difference-between-a-'course'-and-a-'tutorial'-or-'learn'/msg1482866/#msg1482866 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/what-is-the-difference-between-a-'course'-and-a-'tutorial'-or-'learn'/msg1482866/#msg1482866)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: RomDump on April 28, 2018, 12:06:17 am
Tektronix also did a complete set of labs on on the Pi and Arduino. Doesn't seem to be available anymore. ...

My guess is they took the labs down and include them with their Edu scope to increase its educational value.  Too bad

I found this one for the TI MSP430

http://www.audentia-gestion.fr/Tektronix/ST_MSP430_Labs_Combined.pdf (http://www.audentia-gestion.fr/Tektronix/ST_MSP430_Labs_Combined.pdf)

Anyone have the .ino files?

The Tektronix Courseware are now located here:

https://www.tek.com/courseware/search (https://www.tek.com/courseware/search)

Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: ez24 on April 28, 2018, 12:34:28 am
The Tektronix Courseware are now located here:

https://www.tek.com/courseware/search (https://www.tek.com/courseware/search)

Thanks - I updated List C

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341170/#msg1341170)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: davidradio on May 21, 2018, 09:30:00 am
Just in case this is not here

https://carcbradios.com (https://carcbradios.com)

Thanks! Its very helpful for me!  :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: illusive on August 26, 2018, 08:58:39 pm
Hi to everyone,
I want to learn more about control systems, mainly digital control systems - theory and practical  uses. Recently i had to implement a PID controll with a microcontroller and while i managed do it with the help of random google results and youtube tutorials i want to learn about it in more consistent way.
Can you recommend me a book or other source of information in this field?
I've heard good thinks about Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Ogata and Control Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise seems to be populer choice. Should i get them?
Thanks a ton!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: mtdoc on August 26, 2018, 09:10:42 pm
Hi to everyone,
I want to learn more about control systems, mainly digital control systems - theory and practical  uses. Recently i had to implement a PID controll with a microcontroller and while i managed do it with the help of random google results and youtube tutorials i want to learn about it in more consistent way.
Can you recommend me a book or other source of information in this field?
I've heard good thinks about Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Ogata and Control Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise seems to be populer choice. Should i get them?
Thanks a ton!

I did about half of this free control systems course (https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:MITx+6.302.0x+1T2016/course/) when it was offered.  It was pretty good. I'm not sure if they will offer it again but you can try registering and see if you can access the archived course.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Housedad on September 30, 2018, 01:05:27 am
Vintage 22-minute Tektronix video on transmission lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9m2w4DgeVk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9m2w4DgeVk)

I happened across this vid the other day.  About the best basic tutorial on wave reflection I have seen.  They KNEW how to make their instructional videos intuitive back then.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: tanveerriaz on October 01, 2018, 04:17:03 pm
The uhf compendium part 1 and 2 K.Weiner DJ9HO
http://www.radioamateur.eu/Scuola/ (http://www.radioamateur.eu/Scuola/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: avogadro on October 02, 2018, 04:46:33 pm
Whats the standard book for learning dc and ac analysis of electronic circuits? So like static and dynamic points and similar. Preferably with loads of problems and solutions.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on October 03, 2018, 04:38:44 pm
Whats the standard book for learning dc and ac analysis of electronic circuits? So like static and dynamic points and similar. Preferably with loads of problems and solutions.

Hi Avogadro we use this thread for listing free resources.
Starting a new thread like the one you started for books on amplifiers and other analog circuits (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/looking-for-a-book-with-experiments/msg1830293/#msg1830293) will probably get better responses.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Chilabothrus on November 01, 2018, 08:39:58 pm
Hey thanks everyone for posting these resources... there's so many its hard to tell which one might be right for me!

I just started on the more physical side of the electronic journey (I'm really good with things like Raspberry pi's and the like but so many parts of the physical aspects of circuits and power are still mysterious to me).

My old Weller soldering iron was giving out and, thinking about reviews of new ones, ran into EEVBlog and Dave's awesome youtube videos... I gotta say he's super entertaining.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Chilabothrus on November 05, 2018, 09:35:20 pm
I found the beginner electronics series helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-X9coYTOV4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-X9coYTOV4)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on November 09, 2018, 03:57:34 pm
TI SIGNAL: COMPENDIUM OF OPAMP BLOG POSTS

Came across this: http://www.ti.com/lit/ml/slyt701/slyt701.pdf (http://www.ti.com/lit/ml/slyt701/slyt701.pdf)  (direct link: no reg required)

May be of interest for those who like opamps.

(did a search and could not find it posted already in this thread)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on November 10, 2018, 06:36:27 am
TI POWER MANAGEMENT GUIDE

http://www.ti.com/lit/sg/slvt145r/slvt145r.pdf (http://www.ti.com/lit/sg/slvt145r/slvt145r.pdf)  (direct link: no reg required)

Gives major parameters of TI's power management products (switching regulators, gate drivers, MOSFETs, etc), with short descriptions of applications and outline circuits.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on November 11, 2018, 03:58:19 am
MUST CALCULATE

http://mustcalculate.com/electronics/capacitorimpedance.php (http://mustcalculate.com/electronics/capacitorimpedance.php)

Many calculators for a wide range of electronic parameters: slick, comprehensive, and simple to use.

There is even a 'formula builder' where you can define your own formulas.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on November 28, 2018, 02:41:57 pm
Elektor is offering a 'free' 4-month subscription and access to their archive of projects, pcb's, source-code and schematic's etc..
I can't give any link here, because it seems new subscribers need to be logged into YT to click a link (with custom re-direct token)..

You'll find the offer in the description text under Marco Reps most recent video https://youtu.be/QtQiWFmDmvE (https://youtu.be/QtQiWFmDmvE)

**edit - It didn't ask for any credit card info (just a mailing address to send the magazine)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: HarlanLSU1 on November 29, 2018, 06:13:01 pm
 :-+4th ed 2016 1056pp.  :-+ This is a great paperback book for only $27.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1259587541/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1259587541/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on December 01, 2018, 07:19:10 am
 Yes, PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS FOR INVENTORS is a very good book, especially the way that the author gets to the core of complex areas and explains them a succinct and simple way. I wish this book had been available when I started learning about electronics. :)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on December 01, 2018, 07:27:45 am
CALCULUS MADE EASY

https://www.cimat.mx/ciencia_para_jovenes/bachillerato/libros/ (https://www.cimat.mx/ciencia_para_jovenes/bachillerato/libros/)[Thompson,Gardner]Calculus%20Made%20Easy(1998).pdf

Long-time classic with a very readable style.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on December 02, 2018, 08:52:46 am
EMC FOR PRODUCT DESIGNERS

This is the bible for EMC. Not only is it packed with easy-to-understand theory, but it gives practical guidance too, and it is a good read. Highly recommended. :-+

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780081010167?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrMXZoeGA3wIV4ZPtCh0rkwx3EAYYAiABEgKdnPD_BwE
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on December 13, 2018, 01:47:14 am
I saw on Pete Vree (YT channel) a free TI calculator emulator.. this works for me! http://wabbitemu.org/ (http://wabbitemu.org/) From the site:

"Texas Instruments graphing calculator right on your Windows, Mac, or Android device. Wabbitemu supports the TI-73, TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-85, and TI-86. Fast and convenient, Wabbitemu allows you to always have your trusty calculator with you. Because Wabbitemu is an emulator, the calculator it creates will act exactly like the real thing."

AFAIK, this has not been posted on the forum yet, and it may be of help to "someone in a pinch" (no cash or dead calc. batteries?)
** On my mid-range i5 it uses 40-60 meg RAM and between 6 and 10% of CPU - WMMV
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: BehsunSchool on December 21, 2018, 10:40:30 am
WOW!!! I spent the last hour downloading or creating bookmarks to most of these recommendations!
Thanks for sharing all these resources!!!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on December 24, 2018, 11:38:16 am
PRACTICAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

This is a really great book, covering the basics up to fairly advanced. It is comprehensive, fairly light on math (only where necessary), well presented and a good read. I would say that it spans the intermediate to advanced level. But, even if you are a newbee in electronics but planning on study and advancing, it would be worth looking at. Highly recommended.

A taster here:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=H_6ODAAAQBAJ&pg=SA8-PA46&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on January 11, 2019, 12:51:36 pm
I don't know if this is on purpose or by error, but for the few here interested in state-of-the-art in high-power electronics,  it seems issues of Bodo's Power Systems are available by year and month (directly in the URL).

Eg: http://www.bodospower.com/restricted/downloads/bp_2019_01.pdf (http://www.bodospower.com/restricted/downloads/bp_2019_01.pdf) 
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on January 16, 2019, 10:09:11 pm
THE CALCULUS STORY by David Acheson

If you are just getting into calculus, this book is excellent. It explains both differentiation and integration in a simple, succinct way, with plenty of diagrams to illustrate the principles. Highly recommended:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calculus-Story-Mathematical-Adventure/dp/0198804547 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calculus-Story-Mathematical-Adventure/dp/0198804547)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on January 16, 2019, 10:29:47 pm
DAYCOUNTER CALCULATORS

There are a load of calculators on the net, but the DayCounter calculators are particularly comprehensive and wide ranging:

https://daycounter.com/Calculators/ (https://daycounter.com/Calculators/)

DAYCOUNTER DECIBELL CALCULATOR

For some reason, the DayCounter deciBell calculator is at a different web address to the other calculators:

https://www.daycounter.com/Calculators/Decibels-Calculator.phtml (https://www.daycounter.com/Calculators/Decibels-Calculator.phtml)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: JeanF on January 18, 2019, 07:58:14 pm
Hello,

I wanted to take a look at the Philips book linked by Mike in post #204 (thank you, Mike!  :-+), and I found that having 8 separate PDF files for 8 chapters was not ideal (anyhow, that looked messy in my PDF folder).

If anyone is interested, here is the book, slightly rearranged: the table of contents is now at the beginning, the index is still at the end, and the 8 chapters follow one another nicely. The entries in the table of contents are not clickable (they didn't either in the original files) but the PDF bookmarks for the chapters do work.

http://jfsimon.net/public/Power_Semiconductor_Applications_Philips.pdf (http://jfsimon.net/public/Power_Semiconductor_Applications_Philips.pdf)

thanks to everyone for the great list of URLs and books in this topic !
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: devices4home on January 25, 2019, 07:33:30 pm
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Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: GeoffreyF on January 26, 2019, 07:33:06 pm
Antenna Physics by Robert J Zavrel. This takes a very deep dive into how antennas work, why they work and how to understand them.

It is described as "An Introduction" and this is true relative to the subject but those who want some breezy and light reading with no math, this is not the book for you.  If you are not really facile with physics and math but wish to be enlightened, this is an awesome book. 

I recommend the soft cover over the Kindle edition because the Kindle does not do well with displaying the formulas.

https://www.amazon.com/Antenna-Physics-Introduction-ARRL-Inc-ebook/dp/B01CQ07E46 (https://www.amazon.com/Antenna-Physics-Introduction-ARRL-Inc-ebook/dp/B01CQ07E46)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: spec on February 02, 2019, 02:33:13 pm
INTRODUCTION TO SMPS CONTROL TECHNIQUES

Below is a link to  the slides from a Micochip web seminar, which give a wonderfully, clear and concise overview of the different types of control for SMPS, ranging from the traditional to the most modern: 'traditional control techniques are like driving a car by looking out of the rear window, whereas modern control techniques are like driving a car by looking through the front window- the first is reactive and the second is proactive.'

Well worth taking a few minutes to read if you have an interest in SMPs:

https://www.microchip.com/stellent/groups/SiteComm_sg/documents/Training_Tutorials/en527885.pdf (https://www.microchip.com/stellent/groups/SiteComm_sg/documents/Training_Tutorials/en527885.pdf)


Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Shock on February 04, 2019, 10:03:47 am
BK Precision has some free guides on their website, they can be downloaded.
http://www.bkprecision.com/support/downloads.html (http://www.bkprecision.com/support/downloads.html)

Links for convenience:
https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/oscilloscope_guide.pdf (https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/oscilloscope_guide.pdf)
https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/lcr_meter_guide.pdf (https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/lcr_meter_guide.pdf)
https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/power_supply_guide.pdf (https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/power_supply_guide.pdf)
https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/function-generator-awg-guide.pdf (https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/function-generator-awg-guide.pdf)
https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/dc_electronic_load_application_note.pdf (https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/guides/en-us/dc_electronic_load_application_note.pdf)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Johnboy on March 15, 2019, 03:40:21 am
My vote is for "Electronic Communication" by Robert Shrader. You may take that with a generous dash of salt.
Even the latest edition is outdated by today's standards. Yet Shrader really knew how to communicate electronics, if you'll forgive the permutation of the title. I wish I'd discovered it earlier.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: harnon on March 16, 2019, 05:55:37 am
This might have been posted before (couldn't find it in a search) but there are a lot of reference designs here http://www.ti.com/reference-designs/index.html (http://www.ti.com/reference-designs/index.html) which look interesting.
Title: Op Amp Summing Amplifier
Post by: davidroger on April 29, 2019, 09:02:33 am
This site is very helpful.
Summing Amplifier (https://projectiot123.com/2019/02/12/operational-amplifier-as-the-summing-amplifier/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Liam on May 21, 2019, 05:18:02 am
Hi,

I'd like to start a list of freely (and legaly) available electronics primer and course material, books and other stuff, similar to the datasheet database.
There were some great links in various topics but they get easily lost.


freetechbooks.com (http://www.freetechbooks.com/) has dozens of books on various topics.
Mostly computer sciences, programming and mathematics but also electric circuits and signal processing.
New material are added, a RSS feed is availible.

A useful resource, I lacked this.


NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) link (http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm)
The Complete NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) is available here http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm (http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm) in PDF which you can download for FREE.Answers to asignments are NOT included if you are not 100% certain your answer is correct reread the lesson ALL answers are in the text.If you get stuck post on the forum.The module you need (for multivibrators ) is #9, but all are worth a read.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on June 03, 2019, 04:32:18 pm
Here's the TOC from the new 2019 Analog Engineer’s Pocket Reference from our friends at TI  :-+ (12meg PDF)
https://www.ti.com/seclit/ml/slyw038c/slyw038c.pdf (https://www.ti.com/seclit/ml/slyw038c/slyw038c.pdf)

Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Physical constants / Standard decimal prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Metric conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Temperature conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Error conversions (ppm and percentage) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Discrete components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Resistor color code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Standard resistor values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Practical capacitor model and specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Practical capacitors vs frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Capacitor type overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Standard capacitance values / Capacitance marking and tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Diodes and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Bipolar junction transistors (BJT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Junction field effect transistors (JET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Analog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Resistor equations / Ohm’s law and voltage divider equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Capacitor equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Inductor equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Equation for charging an RC circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Equation for discharging an RC circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Capacitor with constant current source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
RMS and mean voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Logarithmic mathematical definitions / Alternative notations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
dB definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Log scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Time to phase shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Bode plots: Poles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Pole (equations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Bode plots (zeros) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Zero (equations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Basic op amp configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Simple non-inverting amp with Cf filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Simple inverting amp with Cf filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Differential filter cutoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Calculating amplifier offset voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Op amp bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Small signal step response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Full power bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Large signal response (slew rate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Settling time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Combining noise sources / Averaging noise sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Noise bandwidth calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
1/f total noise calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Thermal noise calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Op amp noise model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Total noise calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
AC response versus frequency (dominant 2-pole system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Transient overshoot (dominant 2-pole system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Stability open loop SPICE analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Stability transient square wave lab test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Stability AC sine wave lab test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Power dissipation calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Electrical overstress (EOS) protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
PCB and wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
PCB printed circuit board conductor spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Self-heating of PCB conductors on inner layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
PCB trace resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
PCB trace resistance for 1 oz-Cu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
PCB trace resistance for 2 oz-Cu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Common package types and dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
PCB parallel plate capacitance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PCB microstrip capacitance and inductance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PCB adjacent copper traces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
PCB via capacitance and inductance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Coaxial cable information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Coaxial cable equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Resistance per length for different wire types (AWG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Maximum current for wire types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Temperature sensor overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
IC temperature sensor overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
RTD equation temperature to resistance (T>=0C and T<0C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
RTD equation resistance to temperature (T<0C or Rrtd<R0) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Diode equation vs temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Diode voltage versus temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Type J thermocouples translating temperature to voltage (ITS-90 standard) . . . . . . . . . 100
Type J thermocouples translating voltage to temperature (ITS-90 standard) . . . . . . . . . 101
Type K thermocouples translating temperature to voltage (ITS-90 standard) . . . . . . . . . 102
Type K thermocouples translating voltage to temperature (ITS-90 standard) . . . . . . . . . 103
Thermistor: Resistance to temperature, Steinhart-Hart equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Numbering systems: binary, decimal and hexadecimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Data formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Digital logic thresholds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
CMOS logic thresholds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
SPI (Serial peripheral interface) hardware overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
SPI data latching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
SPI critical edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
SPI modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
I2C bus (Inter-integrated circuit) hardware overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
I2C addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
I2C communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
I2C setup, hold and rising timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
I2C pull-up resistor selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
ADC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
ADC definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
ADC resolution for unipolar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
ADC resolution for bipolar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Resolution voltage vs . full-scale range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Quantization error of ADC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) from quantization noise only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Total harmonic distortion (VRMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Total harmonic distortion (dBc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Ac signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Dc signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Settling time and conversion accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
ADC system noise calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Effect of clock jitter on ADC SNR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
DAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
DAC definitionas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
DAC errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
DAC non-linearity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
DAC total unadjusted error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Multiplexer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
CMOS switch construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
ON-resistance (RON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
RON flatness / Effective op amp gain including MUX RON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
ON and OFF capacitance (CON/COFF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
MUX settling time with CLOAD and RLOAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Leakage current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Charge injection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Bandwidth (BW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Channel-to-channel crosstalk(XTALK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
OFF-isolation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Total harmonic distortion plus noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Doctorandus_P on June 11, 2019, 12:30:36 am
Just bumped into an impressive collection of info about electronics:
https://www.analog.com/en/education/courses-and-tutorials.html (https://www.analog.com/en/education/courses-and-tutorials.html)
https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/op-amp-applications-handbook.html (https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/op-amp-applications-handbook.html)

It goes from books about various aspects of electronics, from passive components to Opamps and Spice.
Also seems to have  course material for self education witht lab experiments etc.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Cliff Matthews on June 23, 2019, 02:12:14 am
DiodeGoneWild has put together an overview of Active PFC and a bit of reverse engineering on a 850 watt Enermax PSU.
 *Edit - I'd recommend starting at about the 5 minute mark to skip a lot of the basic component identification blabbery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhhWyg8QKiI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhhWyg8QKiI)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Teichhermelin on July 14, 2019, 10:27:27 am
Nice Thread!
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Haloe on September 02, 2019, 03:38:17 am
I am a beginner.  I am sure it will be helpful for every beginner. Such nice a thread! My gratitude for every contributor.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: JPNH20 on February 03, 2020, 05:11:28 am
Hi all - So glad I found this forum. I'm a network engineer and software developer by day, but I've recently taken to doing DIY audio and guitar amplifiers. I apologize if any of these have been posted I'm still going through the thread. So many great resources! Thanks to all that shared. Here are some books and tutorial stuff that I've been reading or watching as of late. Maybe someone will find it useful.

Burr Brown Operational Amplifiers: Design And Applications
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.introni.it/pdf/Graeme%2520-%2520Applications%2520of%2520Operational%2520Amplifiers%25203rd%2520generation%2520techniques%25201973.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiHmJKPx7TnAhUtlXIEHR7RD9EQFjANegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw3FgM8Bz6qMTCG_uttLFgIT (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.introni.it/pdf/Graeme%2520-%2520Applications%2520of%2520Operational%2520Amplifiers%25203rd%2520generation%2520techniques%25201973.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiHmJKPx7TnAhUtlXIEHR7RD9EQFjANegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw3FgM8Bz6qMTCG_uttLFgIT)

Tube Books - Tons and tons of books on vacuum tube data, analog circuits, old electrical engineering books, transformer data etc. If you're interested in learning about vintage audio and electronics it's a great resource.

http://www.tubebooks.org/ (http://www.tubebooks.org/) Lots of great stuff here: http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm (http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm)

Blueglow Electronics YouTube Channel. He does lots of tutorials on DIY audio and has a few video series where he builds various audio amplifiers. There's a great single ended class A series of videos. He's a really good teacher and I'm able to easily learn from him.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVXv8_dfJjqWluEFktmv12A (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVXv8_dfJjqWluEFktmv12A) KT88 Single Ended Amplifier Build Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo7DGF0CxJGnfxQSKWOXtvhF23jLjEpOC (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo7DGF0CxJGnfxQSKWOXtvhF23jLjEpOC)

Design and Construction of Tube Guitar Amplifiers
https://www.amazon.com/Design-Construction-Tube-Guitar-Amplifiers/dp/0615291805/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=9780615291802&linkCode=qs&qid=1580706153&s=books&sr=1-2 (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Construction-Tube-Guitar-Amplifiers/dp/0615291805/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=9780615291802&linkCode=qs&qid=1580706153&s=books&sr=1-2)

Millard Tube Circuits For Audio Amplifiers
https://archive.org/details/MullardTubeCircuitsForAudioAmplifiers/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/MullardTubeCircuitsForAudioAmplifiers/mode/2up)

Anyway, thanks again everyone for sharing your knowledge I'm in complete awe at this thread alone not to mention the entire forum. As I learn I hope to be able to contribute more and help other new members. Cheers! And now to dig into these amazing resources!

Joe
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: kumarip on February 05, 2020, 06:55:27 am
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: JPNH20 on March 04, 2020, 03:10:04 pm
I haven't had a lot of time to go through everything this site offers, but it looks like a lot of interesting content. My apologies if it's been posted already.

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/ (https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/)
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: Doddy883 on July 03, 2020, 07:42:43 am
I've just done my weekly check on what's available at Humble Bundle, and at the moment you can get 17 electronics e-books for £12. Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/circuits-electronics-morgan-claypool-books?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_5)

First post by the way, hi!

Doddy
Title: Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
Post by: palpurul on July 03, 2020, 08:34:20 am
If you're interested in analog stuff this book is great: Design With Operational Amplifiers And Analog Integrated Circuits

I hate practical electronics for inventors btw  >:(