Motorola Voltage Regulator Handbook. For Power Supply Regulators. Popular ones include: LM7805 (5V), LM7812 (12V), and LM317.
"A good data book. Check out the manufacturers web sites also. They have LOADS of information.
Do you need Low Drop Out voltage regulators? That's another whole number set. How about
Switching regulators?? Negative regulators? Again, it depends on your application."
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Adventures with Electronics by Tom Duncan - ISBN: 0 7195 3554 9 - 1978 - 58 Pages. Build simple circuits using S-Dec 70 hole plugboard.
Introduction describes what tools you will require, a description of components types with pictures, resistor colour codes. Circuits include three types of Radio, Parking Light, Flashing Lamp, Electronic Organ, Electronic Metronome, Wailing Siren, Electronic Timer, Computer Counter, and a Fire Alarm. Finishes with sections descripting How Radio Works, and on Testing Transistors. Plus a parts list. Good introduction to Basic Electronics.
Adventures with Microelectronics by Tom Duncan - ISBN: 0 7195 3671 5 - 15th November 1979 - 64 Pages. Many simple Dual 5 x 47-Row Plugboard Circuits with Positive and Negative Power Supply Rows also. Driven by a PP3 9v battery, and constructed on solder free breadboard (no soldering required). Includes a classic Traffic Lights circuit:
RED-AMBER-GREEN LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), and
CMOS 4008 4-bit binary full adder.
Introduction describes component types (including digital IC chips) with pictures, and resistor colour codes. All IC's are CMOS. Other circuits include Electronic Dice, Reaction Timer, Pulsed Flashing Lamp, MW/LW Radio Receiver, Two-Octave Organ, Warbling-Wailing Siren, Two-Tone Door Bell, and Pulsed Bleeper. A little more advanced but great fun and very educational. I actually used my Hornby Railway Controller to act as a power supply, and kept my components in a Shoebox.
Five Stars *****
Adventures with Digital Electronics by Tom Duncan - ISBN: 0 7195 3943 9 -
22nd July 1982 - 64 Pages. Many simple Dual 5 x 47-Row Plugboard Circuits with Positive and Negative Power Supply Rows also. Driven by a PP3 9v battery, and constructed on solder free breadboard (no soldering required).
Introduction has the following sections: About Digital Electronics, Logic Gates (NOT, NAND, AND, NOR, and OR), Multivibrators including the
CMOS 4047 (which can be used as a clock), Flip-flops, Counters, Shift Registers, Memories, Arithmetic Circuits (adders), Code Convertors, Display Drivers including the
CMOS 4511 BCD to 7-segment [LED] display driver. Then goes on to describe how to build a circuit with components and pictures.
Circuits are as follows: Two-Way Traffic Lights I & II, Pedestrian Crossing Signals, Electronic Adder, Electronic Fruit Machine, Computer Space Invaders, Electronic Shooting Gallery, and Quiz-Game Swtiches. No doubt all these circuits could be programmed using one PIC Microcontroller nowadays. But building them using MSI (medium scale integration) IC's teaches you how the circuits and digital logic works. A bit advanced but still a lot of fun.
Four Stars ****
Master IC Cookbook - Published: 1980 (first), May 1991. 476 Pages. Details the most popular CMOS (normal and exotic) and TTL Logic, andLinear Chips (amplifiers, regulators and a few others). With Pinouts and Descriptions. A Digital Electronics Bible! A bargain only £5 including P&P. You can look up most of this information on the internet or electronic component suppliers manuals but this is easier to reference. The CMOS 4047 for example has very little about it on the internet.
Four Stars ****
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