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Integrated Circuits (or ICs) are the building blocks from which modern electronic circuits are assembled. They save a lot of time in construction and give better performance than similar circuits built from separate components and, above all, are incredibly space saving. In these respects they are a big step ahead of single transistors and have made it easier for amateur constructors--as well as professionals--to build working circuits.
There are thousands of different types of ICs, each of which may be adaptable to many different working circuits (although some of the more complex ones are designed with a limited range of application). This can be quite bewildering, especially knowing how and where to start. However, from the point of view of using ICs and putting them to work, there is no need at all to know the actual circuits they contain--merely what type of circuit they contain and how their leads or pins are connected to other components to complete a working circuit.
That is what this guide is about. It explains and "classifies" integrated circuits in simple terms. It covers the various ways in which the simplest ICs--op-amps--can be worked and describes a whole range of working circuits based on selected--and inexpensive--integrated circuits.
In this revised edition, several new projects have been added, some using recently developed ICs. All in all, this guide features 117 different working projects you can build. In fact it is really a basic -- and essentially practical -- "course" on understanding and using integrated circuits.
This guide is based on the 1986 TAB book "117 Practical IC Projects You Can Build "
117 PRACTICAL IC PROJECTS YOU CAN BUILD
R.H. WARRING and DELTON T. HORN
TAB BOOKS Inc.
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214, USA
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117 Practical IC Projects You Can Build
R. H. Warring and Delton T. Horn
Dozens of fully tested, ready-to-build circuits you can put together from readily available, low-cost ICs! Here is a collection of some of the most practical analog and digital integrated circuit devices available anywhere! Using the most up-to-date technology and IC circuitry, Warring and Horn have given you everything you need to build an amazing array of fully tested electronics devices ranging from an audio mixer and a signal splitter to a tape deck amplifier and a top octave generator organ! A total of 117 IC circuits are included in this single sourcebook! You'll find full explanations and classification of common ICs (including several new and advanced ICs) given in simple, easy-to-follow terms. And you'll learn how to put these inexpensive and readily avail able ICs to work in an amazing range of practical applications. Covered are op amps-the workhorse among all ICs, audio amplifiers, complete radio circuits, multivibrators, voltage regulators, electric mo tor speed controllers, filters, digital circuits, and other types of circuits.
Full details on safe and efficient construction practices have also been included-important for the novice and a highly useful refresher course for more experienced hobbyists as well. The main thrust of the guide, however, is devoted to actual projects. Each one includes working diagrams and schematics to make construction of your projects as simple and error-free as possible. Best of all, every one of the included IC devices has been tested and proven so you know it will function when properly completed.
Just a sampling of the devices you can build includes: an IC radio, a variable frequency square wave generator, a sine wave oscillator, a stereo amplifier, a magnetic cartridge preamp, a programmable monostable multivibrator, a series of circuits that when put together form a complete electronic organ, a quartz crystal clock circuit and alarm, a car theft alarm . . .and the list goes on and on! R. H. Warring and Delton T. Horn both have many years of experience as electronics hobbyists and professionals. Warring's previous books for TAB include Electronic Components Handbook for Circuit Designers. Among Horn's most popular TAB titles is Designing IC Circuits . . . with Experiments.
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