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Section 1: Fundamentals 1. Analog versus Digital 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals 3. Conductors, Insulators, and Other Stuff 4. Semiconductors (Diodes and Transistors) 5. Primitive Logic Functions 6. Using Transistors to Build Logic Gates 7. Alternative Numbering Systems 8. Binary Arithmetic 9. Boolean Algebra 10. Karnaugh Maps 11. Slightly More Complex Functions 12. State Machines 13. Analog-to-Digital and Vice Versa
Section 2: Components and Processes 14. Integrated Circuits (ICs) 15. Memory ICs 16. Programmable ICs 17. Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) 18. Circuit Boards 19. Hybrids 20. System-in-Package (Sip) and Friends 21. Alternative and Future Technologies Section 3: Design Tools and Stuff 22. General Concepts 23. Design and Verification Tools
Appendix A. Assertion-Level Logic B. Positive Logic versus Negative Logic C. Reed-Müller Logic D. Gray Codes E. Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) F. Pass-Transistor Logic G. More on Semiconductors H. Rounding Algorithms 101 I. Pass-Transistor Logic J. An Interesting Conundrum
Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the author of dozens of articles and papers appearing in magazines and at technical conferences around the world. Max's main area of interest are currently focused in the analog, digital, and mixed-signal simulation of integrated circuits and multichip modules.