Friday, August 16, 2013

The Art of Electronics

This is a classic and one of my favorite books. Although dated it is packed with relevant information and is a great reference. 

the thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. Widely accepted as the authoritative text and reference on electronic circuit design, both analog and digital, this book revolutionized the teaching of electronics by emphasizing the methods actually used by circuit designers -- a combination of some basic laws, rules of thumb, and a large bag of tricks. The result is a largely nonmathematical treatment that encourages circuit intuition, brainstorming, and simplified calculations of circuit values and performance. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the first edition so successful and popular. It is an ideal first textbook on electronics for scientists and engineers and an indispensable reference for anyone, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.

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Power Over Ethernet Interoperability Guide

A Complete Guide to Transmitting Electrical Power and Data over Ethernet Cables

Power over Ethernet Interoperability explains how to safely transmit DC power over an existing data network cabling structure so that separate AC electrical wiring is not needed to power up devices connected to the network. With a focus on cost-effective unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables, this book provides proven methods for designing reliable Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment and ensuring that it functions effectively. Details on the IEEE 802.3af/at standards and how various devices can operate from PoE are also contained in this practical resource.

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Newnes Power Electronics Ultimate CD

Most engineers rely on a small core of books that are specifically targeted to their job responsibilities. These dog-eared volumes are used daily and considered essential. But budgets and space commonly limit just how many books can be added to your core library. 

The Newnes Power Electronics Ultimate CD solves this problem. It contains four of our best-selling titles, providing the "next level" of reference you will need for a fraction of the price of the hard-copy books purchased separately. The CD contains the complete PDF versions of the following Newnes titles: 

. Switching Power Supplies A to Z (Maniktala) 0750679700 
. Demystifying Switching Power Supplies (Mack) 0750674458 
. Power Suppy Cookbook, 2nd Edition (Brown)075067329X 
. Power Electronics Design (Sueker) 

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Troubleshooting Switching Power Converters: A Hands-on Guide

Power Supply design is all about detail. And a large part of that detail lies in the practical domain, largely because of the typically small number of microseconds of switching periods involved, and the even smaller tens of nanoseconds of switch transition times --- all these, in effect accentuating various "second-order" effects, that eventually end up playing prime havoc with "normal" expectations of how the circuit should behave. So not unsurprisingly, even after reading several books, most readers still find themselves no closer to the ultimate goal of designing an actual power supply. 

Sooner or later, all engineers start realizing the hard fact that designing a switching power supply isn't the trivial task it once seemed to be. But even after years of successfully mastering the underlying theory, the ultimate goal of creating a cost-effective, reliable and commercially viable power supply may still remain a distant dream, since success ultimately hinges on experience. That is, in fact, what clearly differentiates a senior and seasoned power supply engineer from the others --- the ability to navigate and surmount a veritable minefield of tricky issues that can only be learned the hard way, by actual hands-on experience on the job. 

Switch-Mode Power Supplies Spice Simulations and Practical Designs

This is one I have seen many very good reviews about, but have not read yet. I plan on reading it sometime this year and would love to see some comments from anyone who has read this book.

Harness Powerful SPICE Simulation and Design Tools to Develop Cutting-Edge Switch-Mode Power Supplies
Switch-Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs is a comprehensive resource on using SPICE as a power conversion design companion. This book uniquely bridges analysis and market reality to teach the development and marketing of state-of-the art switching converters. Invaluable to both the graduating student and the experienced design engineer, this guide explains how to derive founding equations of the most popular converters…design safe, reliable converters through numerous practical examples…and utilize SPICE simulations to virtually breadboard a converter on the PC before using the soldering iron.
Filled with more than 600 illustrations, Switch-Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs enables you to:
  • Derive founding equations of popular converters
  • Understand and implement loop control via the book-exclusive small-signal models
  • Design safe, reliable converters through practical examples
  • Use SPICE simulations to virtually breadboard a converter on the PC
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Jiayang Electronics Core New-tech Co.,LTD

Jiayang Electronics Core New-tech Co.,LTD is a custom  transformer  ,toroid and inductor/choke manufacturer successfully doing business since 2002. Jiayang Electronics Core New-tech Co.,LTD has 2 main branches covering an area of 25,000 sq ft together with 1000  employees.

The R&D team is led by a team of  experienced professors and engineers together having more than 15 years experience. This team is dedicated to continually developing  new products and providing customers with quality.

Transformers are made in China at the ISO9001:2008 registered plant , most of them to UL standards. Main supplier for Gree and Midea for more than 5 years.

OEM orders are welcome,and free samples will be provided promptly upon request . 

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Switching Power Supply Design and Optimization, Second Edition

Coming soon, a new edition of  "Switching Power Supply Design and Optimization" from one of my favorite authors, Sanjaya Maniktala. I am  very excited to read this myself and cannot wait to get a copy. More info below.

By: Sanjaya Maniktala

This fully revised, comprehensive guide to switching power supply and design contains new information relevant to solar power applications
Switching Power Supply Design and Optimization, Second Edition covers the design and optimization of electronic power supplies that incorporates switching regulators to effect the efficient conversion of electrical power. The book has been updated and expanded to include discussions of the latest advances in the field as well as increased breadth and depth of topics previously covered.
New to this Edition:
  • Discussion of modern synchronous DC-DC converters
  • Coverage of applications in solar power
  • Detailed information on interleaving and multi-phase operation
  • More derivations and solved examples
  • Chapters renamed and reorganized for easier use

About the Author 
Sanjaya Maniktala is Technical Director, PoE, at Broadcom--a revenue networking semiconductor company. He has held lead engineering and managerial positions in India, Singapore, and Germany as well as in the U.S. Maniktala is the author of Switching Power Supply Design & Optimization.

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