This book begins by extending the principles of electronic feedback circuits to linear oscillator circuits. The second chapter explores non-linear oscillation, waveform generation, and waveshaping. The third chapter focuses on providing clean, reliable power for electronic applications where voltage regulation and transient suppression are the focus. Fundamentals of communication circuitry form the basis for the fourth chapter with voltage-controlled oscillators, mixers, and phase-lock loops being the primary focus. The final chapter expands upon early discussions of logic gate operation (introduced in Book 1) to explore gate speed and advanced gate topologies.
Fundamentals of Electronics has been designed primarily for use in upper division courses in electronics for electrical engineering students and for working professionals. Typically such courses span a full academic year plus an additional semester or quarter. As such, Oscillators and Advanced Electronics Topics and the three companion book of Fundamentals of Electronics form an appropriate body of material for such courses.