|The world of electronics is both vast and… very small! Here is a book that confirms these two contradictory findings. Indeed, in electronics, everything touches everything, in one way or another. The smallest detail can have the biggest consequences, and not always the ones we would expect.
The purpose of the author of this series of stand-alone articles entitled Out of the Boxes, gathered here in one book, is not to hold your hand. Robert Lacoste, a top-level professional electronics engineer, gives you clues to help you understand what seems mysterious. He guides you just enough to allow you to progress on your own. With him, not only will you push your own limits, but you will also be able to detect the limits of the hardware and software you use. By inviting you to go back to the basics of physics, it will allow you to separate the real technical progress from the commercial laïus.
The basics can go a long way
Where does the sensitivity of a radio wave receiver come from? Why is it much slower to download a video to your mobile phone in the countryside than in the city centre? If the technical answer to questions like these (and many others that you may not even dare to ask yourself) is not obvious to you, this book will help you get a clearer picture. Yes, one can be comfortable with microcontrollers, but confused by the behavior of a simple transistor. Do you feel concerned by such questions? This book is for you: without any mathematical formula that is not within the reach of a high school student, it covers the entire field of electronics, from analog to digital signal processing, including the dreaded high-frequency domain. The theory never deviates much from Ohm’s law! With simple words, the author explains how it works, why sometimes it doesn’t work the way you want it to, and how to better use different techniques in your own projects to make it work.