The Beastie Zone contains detailed information about lots of useful integrated circuits, ICs, and other electronic components. Each entry gives you a pin connection diagram for the integrated circuit, or 'beastie', and shows you exactly how to wire it up to achieve basic operation. In addition, there are circuits showing typical applications and links to other parts of the DOCTRONICS Beastie Zone database and to topics within Design Electronics, the on-line electronics textbook.
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Discovering Digital Electronics
Discovering Digital Electronics is an online course which will give you an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of digital circuits. This isn't just a matter of reading about how things are supposed to work. There is plenty of clearly explained and fully illustrated practical work to help you put the theory into context, developing your knowledge and enhancing your constructional skills.
As part of the course, you can learn about and build the DOCTRONICS Digital Clock. This uses 4000 series logic integrated circuits, ICs.
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In Design Electronics, you can find out about the fundamentals of electronic circuits. The theory of simple circuits is clearly explained. Components including resistors, capacitors and diodes are described in detail and each Chapter is accompanied by practical work which puts the theory into context, helping you to develop your knowledge and understanding. Discover how to use test equipment including the multimeter and oscilloscope.
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