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Digital Electronics Demystified

Chapter 1: The underpinnings of Digital Electronics

• Boolean Arithmetic
• Truth Tables and Gates
• The Six Elementary Logic Operations
• Combinatorial Logic Circuits: Combining Logic Gates
• Sum of Products and Product of Sums
• Waveform Diagrams

Chapter 2: Effectively Optimizing Combinatorial Circuits

• Truth Table Function Reduction


• Karnaugh Maps
• Boolean Arithmetic Laws
• Optimizing for Technology

Chapter 3: Creating Digital Electronic Circuits

• Basic Electronic Laws


• Capacitors
• Semiconductor Operation
• Logic Gate Input and Output
• Simple Digital Logic Circuit Development
• Testing a Simple TTL Inverter

Chapter 4: Number Systems

• Base 16 or Hexadecimal Numbers


• Binary Coded Decimal
• Gray Codes

Chapter 5: Binary Arithmetic Using Digital Electronics

• Adders
• Subtraction and Negative Numbers
• Magnitude Comparators and Bus Nomenclature
• Multiplication and Division

Chapter 6: Practical Combinatorial Circuit Implementation

• Race Conditions and Timing Analysis


• Quick and Dirty Logic Gates
• Dotted AND and Tri-state Logic Drivers
• Combining Functions on a Net

Chapter 7: Feedback and Sequential Circuits

• Flip Flops (RS and JK)


• Edge Triggered Flip Flops
• Latches Versus Registers
• Reset

Chapter 8: Oscillators

• Transistor Astable Oscillators


• Ring Oscillators
• Relaxation Oscillators
• Crystals and Ceramic Resonators
• 555 Timer Chip
• Delay Circuits

Chapter 9: Complex Sequential Circuits

• Counters
• Shift Registers
• Linear Feedback Shift Registers
• Hardware State Machines

Chapter 10: Circuit Interfaces

• Address and Data Decoders


• Multi-Segment LEDs
• Pulse Width Modulation
• Button “Debouncing”
• Switch Matrix Keypad Interfacing

Chapter 11: Reading Datasheets

• Chip Operating Characteristics


• IEEE Logic Symbols
• Power Usage and Fanouts

Chapter 12: Computer Processors and Support

• IEEE754 Floating Point Numbers


• Memory Types
• Power Supplies
• Programmable Logic Devices
Chapter 13: PC Interfacing Basics

• The Parallel (Printer) Port


• Video Output
• Synchronous Serial Interfaces (SPI, I2C, Microwire)
• Asynchronous Serial Interfaces
• RS-232 Electrical Standards