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good books on electronics engineering/design, beyond an Associate Degree level

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badSCR:

Just got my Associate Degree in "electronics engineering technology"
I am more interested in the designing and prototyping.
I don't have the money or time to continue on to an university for a bachelor's degree, so it will have to be self learned.


So, some book suggestions for more advanced circuit theory and design would be great.

GeekGirl:
Art of Electronics (usually refereed on EE Boards as AoE) by Horwitz and Hill (I hope I spelt the names right) The book is still only 2nd Ed which was first published in 1989, but is still relevant to basic electronics, there have been rumours of 3rd Ed for the last few years, I believe it is sometime this year, but I have heard this for a year or so ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Electronics

charliex:
The 3rd edition is getting to be like Duke nukem forever, i see its june 30th/2010 now.

Zero999:

--- Quote from: GeekGirl on January 25, 2010, 03:18:18 am ---Art of Electronics (usually refereed on EE Boards as AoE) by Horwitz and Hill (I hope I spelt the names right) The book is still only 2nd Ed which was first published in 1989, but is still relevant to basic electronics, there have been rumours of 3rd Ed for the last few years, I believe it is sometime this year, but I have heard this for a year or so ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Electronics

--- End quote ---
If you don't have any money you can easily download a PDF ebook from a site I can't post a link to because it's breaking the forum rules, not that I condone piracy.;D

Thermal Runaway:
General knowledge:

I would also recommend The Art of Electronics, 2nd Edition.  It is an expensive book, but worth the money in my opinion.

Communications:

If you're into communications Electronics, specifically Signal Processing, then my favourite (after a rather lengthy process of elimination) is Signal Processing & Linear Systems by Lathi.  The industry accepted book in this genre is Signals and Systems by Oppenheim (which I also own) but I found this book suffered from a difficulty in transferring knowledge.  It is written from the point of view of someone who is already an expert in the field.  Lathi's book is better because the complex subjects and mathematics are backed up with quite a lot of explanation, which for me makes a lot more sense.

Embedded:

I have thus far found it quite difficult to find a decent book in the Embedded genre.  I bought Predko's "Programming PICmicro Microcontrollers" which is an okay reference to have around but I didn't find it too useful.  Instead, I found Matrix Multimedia's CDROM tutorials to be the best way to learn.  I learned to program PIC Micros in both Assembly and C with their series of tutorial CDROMs, in addition to the tutorial development board.  It's expensive if you want the whole package (CDROMs and dev board) but it really does show you the ropes and leaves you with a good grounding that can be carried forwards on your own.

Brian

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