Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition - Paul Scherz, Simon Monk (2016)
Inventors in the field of electronics are individuals who possess the knowledge, intuition, creativity, and technical know-how to turn their ideas into real-life electrical gadgets. We hope that this book will provide you with an intuitive understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of electronics in a way that fuels your creativity.
This book is designed to help beginning inventors invent. It assumes little to no prior knowledge of electronics. Therefore, educators, students, and aspiring hobbyists will find this book a good initial text. At the same time, technicians and more advanced hobbyists may find this book a useful resource.
Notes about the Fourth Edition
The main addition to the fourth edition is a new chapter on programmable logic. This chapter focuses on the use of FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) and shows you how to program an FPGA evaluation board using both a schematic editor and the Verilog hardware definition language.
The book has also undergone numerous minor updates and fixes to errors discovered in the third edition. In addition, there has been some pruning of outdated material that is no longer relevant to modern electronics.