Testing & test equipment books

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The Basic Electronic Guide For Beginners: Unveiling the Mysteries of Circuit Design

Ebbaye Peynara

This comprehensive guide escorts you through the world of electronics, starting with fundamental concepts and culminating in hands-on projects. Learn about crucial components like resistors, capacitors, diodes, and integrated circuits, and understand their interplay in the functioning of everyday devices. 


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Cisco Networking Essentials: Complete Guide To Computer Networking For Beginners And Intermediates

Craig Berg

Cisco Networking Essentials is a simple, straightforward and concise beginners’ guide to computer networking, and is what you’ve been looking for. This book recognizes that the first step to becoming a real network professional is having a solid foundation of networking essentials, and its valuable content is weaved based on that understanding.


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Networking Made Easy: Get Yourself Connected (Computers Made Easy)

James Bernstein

Networking Made Easy is designed to take your overall networking skills from a beginner to the next level. Get a top-level understanding without a complex education. This easy to use guide will help you navigate your way to becoming proficient with network fundamentals and technology.


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The WiFi Networking Book: WLAN Standards: IEEE 802.11 bgn, 802.11n , 802.11ac and 802.11ax

Gordon Colbach

'The WiFi Networking Book: WLAN Standards: IEEE 802.11 bgn, 802.11n , 802.11ac and 802.11ax' starts from the ground up for a new user and does a gradual progression into the technical details around IEEE 802.11 Wireless Lan communications standard. The book details the 'legacy' 802.11 stack (a/b/g) and also goes into the latest wave of 802.11 standards - 802.11n, ac and ax.


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Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy: The easiest way to learn BLE

Mohammad Afaneh

The primary goal of this book is to provide you with a complete understanding of the basics and core concepts of BLE that you can learn in a single weekend. It has helped many people to understand BLE and how it works.


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Electronics for Beginners

Jonathan Bartlett

Electronics for Beginners walks the fine line of focusing on projects-based learning, while still keeping electronics front and center. You'll learn the mathematics of circuits in an uncomplicated fashion and see how schematics map on to actual breadboards. Written for the absolute beginner, this book steers clear of being too math heavy, giving readers the key information they need to get started on their electronics journey.


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Electronics for Absolute Beginners

Philip Dixon

The purpose of this book, Electronics for Absolute Beginners,  is to introduce the subject of electronics to people who have no prior knowledge of the subject. Not knowing what a prototyping breadboard is, or no idea what a resistor or diode do, then this book will help newcomers to gain a basic understanding of what electronics components exist and what they are used for. The book also covers how to combine electronic components to build electronics circuits. Although there is a logical flow in the way that information is presented, but it is also possible to jump around from chapter to chapter as it suits, picking out the material that is of most interest.


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Get Coding 2

David Whitney

This is the follow on book from Get Coding. This enticing book provides the basics for learning HTML and JavaScript for youngsters. It leads the reader through designing and building five interactive computer games with cool cool graphics. It provides details of how to code simple artificial intelligence. This appealing guide, covering essential coding concepts, offers an ideal introduction to all these activities and more. By following simple step-by-step instructions and completing five exciting missions, aspiring programmers are invited to code well-known games such as tic-tac-toe and table tennis, then customize their projects to test their skills.


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Get Coding

Young Rewired State

This is a brilliant book for 9 - 12 year olds to get them started in programming. My 9 year old grandson has lapped it up and produced some amazing web pages using it. The book provides simple step by step instructions in various elements of HTML, CSS, and Javascript to enable some useful web pages to be built. I, myself have found it useful as well.


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FPGA Programming for Beginners

Frank Bruno

This book,FPGA Programming for Beginners, provides a good introduction to FPGA and Xilinx architectures . It shows how to work on a first FPGA project, which includes toggling an LED. It then covers SystemVerilog RTL designs and their implementations. It moves on to cover using the combinational Boolean logic design and work on several projects, such as creating a calculator and updating it using FPGA resources. Later, the book moves on through the advanced concepts of AXI and show s the creation of a keyboard using PS/2. Finally, it consolidates all the projects in the book to create a unified output using a Video Graphics Array (VGA) controller that you'll design.


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Verilog by Example: A Concise Introduction for FPGA Design

Blaine Readler

This book, Verily by Example, is a practical primer for students and practising engineers who may already be familiar with the basics of digital design. The book develops a working grasp of the Verilog Hardware Description Language, VHDL using step-by-step using easy-to-understand examples.  Included in the coverage are state machines, modular design, FPGA-based memories, clock management, specialized I/O, and an introduction to techniques of simulation. The goal is to prepare the reader to design real-world FPGA solutions. All the sample code used in the book is available online.


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Radio Frequency System Architecture and Design

John W M Rogers, Calvin Plett, Ian Marsland

Radio frequency or RF design and the associated design architecture is key to many modern day electronic products. Communication devices such as smart phones, GPS systems, and Bluetooth, are now part of our daily lives more than ever before. This resource describes practical aspects of radio frequency communications systems design, bridging the gap between system-level design considerations and circuit-level design specifications.


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Practical Microstrip and Printed Antenna Design

Anil Pandey

This book, Practical Microstrip and Printed Antenna Design is a comprehensive resource and it presents antenna fundamentals balanced with the design of printed antennas. Over 70 antenna projects, along with design dimensions, design flows and antenna performance results are covered, including antennas for wireless communication, 5G antennas and beamforming. Examples of smartphone antennas, MIMO antennas, aerospace and satellite remote sensing array antennas, automotive antennas and radar systems and many more printed antennas for various applications are also included. These projects include design dimensions and parameters that incorporate the various techniques used by industries and academia.


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Basic Antennas

ARRL

This book, Basic Antennas, is a comprehensive introduction to antennas that includes the basic concepts, practical designs, and details of easy-to-build antennas. Basic Antennas provides a foundation in antenna theory and design necessary for anyone undertaking more advanced topics such as those presented in The ARRL Antenna Book. The book includes: Dipole Antennas, Antenna Impedance, Transmission Lines, Practical Two Element Arrays, Wideband and Multiband Antennas Reflector Antennas, Yagis for HF and VHF, Loop Antennas, Antennas for Microwave Applications, Vehicle Antennas, Antenna Measurements, Plus, an Introduction to Antenna Modelling...and much more!


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Reflectarray Antennas: Theory, Designs, and Applications (IEEE Press)

Payam Nayeri, et al

This book, Reflectarray Antennas: Theory, Designs, and Applications, provides engineers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in reflectarray antenna research and development. The authors describe, in detail, design procedures for a wide range of applications, including broadband, multi-band, multi-beam, contour-beam, beam-scanning, and conformal reflectarray antennas. They provide sufficient coverage of basic reflectarray theory to fully understand reflectarray antenna design and analysis such that the readers can pursue reflectarray research on their own. Throughout the book numerous illustrative design examples including numerical and experimental results are provided.


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Antenna and EM Modeling with MATLAB Antenna Toolbox

Sergey Makarov

Antenna and EM Modeling with MATLAB Antenna Toolbox™ is a textbook on antennas intended for a one semester course. The core philosophy is to introduce the key antenna concepts and follow them up with full-wave modeling and optimization in the MATLAB Antenna Toolbox™. Such an approach will enable immediate testing of theoretical concepts by experimenting in software. It also provides the direct path to research work.

The fundamental families of antennas — dipoles, loops, patches, and traveling wave antennas — are discussed in detail, together with the respective antenna arrays. Using antenna parameters such as impedance, reflection coefficient, efficiency, directivity, and gain, the reader is introduced to the different ways of understanding the performance of an antenna.


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Radio Propagation and Antennas: A non-mathematical treatment of radio and antennas

Steve Cerwin

This book is from the hands-on perspective of a lifelong ham radio operator turned professional “RF and antenna guy.” Rather than blinding the reader with mathematics, this book emphasises an intuitive approach where mathematics is minimized, though many formulas are given to calculate selected parameters if desired. The purpose of this book is to provide a basic understanding of antennas and radio propagation for both professionals and amateurs alike. Many of the technical explanations were developed for a 5-day antenna course in which the requirement was to take students from zero to antennas in one week. The characteristics of many antenna types are discussed and construction recipes are given for building selected antenna types. The intent is to provide enough basic understanding so that the interested readers can select an appropriate antenna for their application and then design and build one for themselves. 


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Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio

Bruce Walker

Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is a book that has been written for radio amateurs who want to discover the mysteries of the magic band. Six meters is a band full of surprises. When you least expect it, 6 meters can suddenly open for contacts over hundreds and even thousands of miles. And while the HF bands may be suffering during a Solar Minimum, 6 meters is just as amazing as ever. 

The book contains a number of antenna projects and on the front cover it says there are many designs for 6 metre antennas you can build yourself.


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HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio

ARRL

This book entitled HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio from the ARRL is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs that have been published in QST, ARRL’s membership journal, between 2000 and 2017 and it provides a wealth of information about practical HF dipole antennas for amateur radio use. It includes innovative antenna projects for single- and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications. The book includes a host of antenna designs and many which can be taken on as projects you can build yourself.


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Log book for ham radio / amateur radio

Although many people use computer based contact logging, many people still like a hand written log book as it gives a more personal feel to amateur radio operating. This very well designed logbook provides large entry spaces that enable all he relevant data to be logged. This high quality amateur radio logbook is ideal for recording the necessary details in a radio station including:  date, start and end time, frequency, mode, power, station, signal report, contact's location, and additional notes. The log book has 111 pages and is an 8,5" x 11" paperback, using high quality white inner paper. It has a soft cover, matt finish.


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Amateur Radio

Technician Class 2018-2022: Pass Your Amateur Radio Technician Class Test - The Easy Way

Craig Buck K4IA

Here's the "Easy Way" to get your Technician Class amateur radio license. The test is multiple choice and the other study guides take you through the pool of 424 questions including all four possible answers for each question. But three out of the four answers are WRONG! You are studying 1,272 wrong answers and that is both confusing and frustrating. The Easy Way focuses only on the right answers with hints, cheats and explanations to help you pass. It is all Ham and no Spam. 


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Make: FPGAs: Turning Software into Hardware with Eight Fun and Easy DIY Projects

David Romano

FPGAs are developed using software. In fact FPGAs are programmable logic and they can provide some very high performance circuits - all created using he basic FPGA and software. With Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs, it is possible to design a programmed FPGA with a mouse and keyboard. Deploying the software to the FPGA, it immediately takes on the behaviour that has been defined. Want to create something that behaves like a display driver integrated circuit? How about a CPU with an instruction set you dreamed up? Or your very own Bitcoin miner You can do all this with FPGAs.


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Learning FPGAs: Digital Design for Beginners with Mojo and Lucid HDL

Justin Rajewski

Designing digital circuits used to be a long and costly process that only big companies could pursue. FPGAs make the process much easier, and now they are also affordable enough even for hobbyists. If you are familiar with electricity and basic electrical components, this book, Learning FPGAs starts simply and progresses through increasingly complex projects. The book will enable the reader to start to programme FPGAs that can be really useful for many projects.


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An Introduction To RF Circuit Design For Communication Systems

Roger C Palmer

This book a huge amount of information and insight into the techniques that are used in the design of modern RF communications equipment. Although the emphasis is on equipment or circuits that are part of communication systems, information is also provided on a variety of general electronic design topics. The book assumes that the reader has a general understanding of basic electronic concepts, and as such the book is very useful for anyone wanting to improve their RF design skills. Where appropriate, approximations and “rules of thumb” are used to simplify the design process.


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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

Michael Greier

This is a fully revised second edition of the book entitled "How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic." It details the repair methods for all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. The book offers expert insights, case studies, and step by step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble your workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do it yourself guide.


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Electronic Projects for Oscilloscopes

Joseph Beradi

This book contains a large number of projects that use oscilloscopes. This is an ideal way to learn how oscilloscopes work and how to use them. There is a tutorial on how an oscilloscope works and the different types of waveforms that can be observed. The book starts out with the fundamentals of passive electronic components and it then moves on to more sophisticated  including: diodes, LED Displays, op-amps, timer integrated circuits, TTL logic family, voltage regulators, analog-to-digital converters and SRAM memory. IN addition to this there are many other project on all aspects of oscilloscope use.


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Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits: A Guide to Learning Analog Electronics

Ronald Quan

This book, Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits provides a hands-on step by step guide on how to build, debug, and troubleshoot a wide range of analog electronic circuits. Written by electronics guru Ronald Quan this book clearly explains proper debugging techniques as well as testing and modifying methods. In multiple chapters, poorly-conceived circuits are analyzed and improved. 


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5G Radio Access Network Architecture: The Dark Side of 5G

Sasha Sirotkin

This book entitled, 5G Radio Access Network Architecture, has been written by industry experts with an understanding of the latest technology and  research. The book describes the Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture, starting with currently deployed 4G, followed by the description of 5G requirements and why re-thinking of the RAN architecture is needed to support these. Based on these considerations, it explains the 5G RAN (also referred as NG-RAN) network architecture, defined in 3GPP, O-RAN and Small Cell Forum. 


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A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science: A virtual degree for the self-taught developer

William M Springer, Nicholas Allgood, Brit Springer

The author of this book is a senior developer at a major software company with a PhD in computer science. In the book he provides what students would learn while earning a four-year computer science degree. By the end of the book, readers will have the tools you need to hold one's own with people who have - or expect you to have - a computer science degree


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Linux For Dummies

Richard Blum

For people who are new to Linux and those who are experts, this well established book is an essential reference. Linux for Dummies provides a step-by-step guide for those who need it and more in-depth details for others. The book covers everything from installation to automation, and this updated edition focuses on openSUSE and Ubuntu and includes new and refreshed material—as well as chapters on building a web server and creating simple shell scripts. 


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How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

Brian Ward

In this latest edition of the bestselling volume: How Linux Works, author Brian Ward peels back the layers of this well-loved operating system to make Linux internals accessible. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded with added coverage of Logical Volume Manager (LVM), virtualization, and containers. This is one of the best selling books on Linux, so it is worth considering adding this to your library if you use Linux.


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Linux Bible

Christopher Negus

Linux Bible, 10th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether  a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. this updated tenth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 8), Fedora 30, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It includes information on cloud computing, with new guidance on containerization, Ansible automation, and Kubernetes and OpenShift.   Linux Bible is the one resource needed, providing the hands-on training  for all Linux related issues, and queries.


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Windows 11: A Complete Tutorial Guide

Ernest Woodruff

This book, Windows 11, A Complete Tutorial Guide,  will reveal everything that needs to be known about operating and running the new Windows 11 on your Computer System to prevent a crash or malware. Meanwhile, for users of Windows 10, it means running the new Windows 11 will not be an issue. If you are convinced that the new Windows 11 has exciting Features and Functions or if you choose to explore it, then you should consider getting this guide.


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Windows 11: 2021 Complete New OS User Guide

Allan Farington

Windows 11 introduces several new capabilities, including the ability to download and run Android apps on a Windows PC, as well as upgrades to Microsoft Teams, the Start menu, and the software's overall style, which is sleeker and more Mac-like. In this book, there are the necessary details  currently known about Windows 11, like compatibility, release date, how to get the beta, and new features. It provides a very useful insight into the new release of Windows.


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Arduino For Dummies

John Nussey

This book entitled Arduino For Dummies is a great place to start for anyone wanting to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities. The book helps anyone become familiar with Arduino and what it involves, and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects.


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Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches

Simon Monk

This guide to Arduino shows how to quickly program all Arduino models. The book  features easy to follow explanations, fun examples, and downloadable sample programs. Using he book it is possible to discover how to write basic sketches, use Arduino’s modified C language, store data, and interface with the Web. The book also provides hands on coverage of C++, library writing, and programming Arduino for the Internet of Things. No prior programming experience is required!


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Programming the Raspberry Pi, Third Edition: Getting Started with Python

Simon Monk

This guide to using Raspberry Pi has been fully updated and it shows how to create inventive programs and fun games on the Raspberry Pi computer. The book enables even those with no previous experience to start programming. This third edition of the book addresses physical changes and new setup procedures as well as OS updates to the current version 4. It shows how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. Step-by-step projects include a digital clock prototype and a fully functioning Raspberry Pi robot.


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Raspberry Pi Cookbook: Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

Simon Monk

The third edition of the popular Raspberry Pi Cookbook provides a great resource for anyone using the Raspberry Pi computer board. It gives more than 200 hands-on recipes that show how to use this tiny low-cost computer with Linux; program it with Python; hook it up to sensors, motors, and Arduino boards; and even use it with the internet of things (IoT). Ideal for anyone using the Raspberry Pi.


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Arduino Cookbook: Recipes to Begin, Expand, and Enhance Your Projects

Michael Margolis, Brian Jepson, Nicholas Robert Weldin

The Arduino Cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. There are more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as IoT solutions, environmental monitors, location and position-aware systems, and products that can respond to touch, sound, heat, and light.


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Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Circuit Design: Practical Analysis and Design Tools

Manou Gahevati

The is the second edition of this book entitled "Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Circuit Design" It explores all aspects of RF and microwave circuit design in an easy to understand fashion, combining the theory with practical examples and applications with the aid of open source software.


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Frequency Synthesizers: Theory and Design, 3rd Edition

Vadim Manassewitsch

Frequency Synthesizers: Theory and Design, Third Edition is the newest edition of Vadim Manassewitsch's definitive treatment of the subject. Although it has been around for many years, it provides one of the best texts on the subject of RF frequency synthesisers. Updated to include the latest achievements in the performance of crystal-controlled oscillators, the design theory of fast-switching-time synthesizers, and an example of their practical applications, the book continues to be a complete guide for everyone who works with frequency synthesizers.


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Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems

Andrea Leonardo Lcaita

Frequency synthesisers are used in virtually all wireless communications systems. With the increasingly demanding performance requirements of communications systems, as well as problems posed by the continued scaling of silicon technology, there are numerous challenges for the design of frequency synthesizers in modern transceivers. This book contains everything you need to know for the efficient design of frequency synthesizers for today's communications applications. 


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RF Circuit Design

Chris Bowick

This book entitled, RF Circuit Design, is as important as ever because the world is becoming ever more dependent upon wireless or radio technology. Not only do mobile phones use it, but many other technologies including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, ZigBee and very many more technologies. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate an RF element of the item in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material.


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Modern Antennas

S Drabowitch et al

Modern Antennas provides a  complete and rigorous treatment of design principles for modern antennas, including chapters on signal theory and signal processing antennas, radar and polarimetry. With modern antennas being required in many forms it is essential to be able tio understand the theory and methodology for designing antennas. This second edition contains significant new material on antennas for mobile communications to supply a complete picture of antennas for modern radio communications applications.


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Microstrip Filters for RF / Microwave Applications

Jia-Sheng Hong

The first edition of “Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications” was  well received and is used extensively in both academia and industry by microwave researchers and engineers. This second edition adds  information about  further innovations in filter realizations and other applications that have occurred with changes in the technology and use of the latest fabrication processes. 


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Modern RF and Microwave Filter Design

Protap Pramanick, Prakash Bhartia

Modern RF and Microwave Filter Design is an authoritative resource which presents current practices for the design of RF and microwave filters. This reference provides readers with essential and practical information in order to design their own filters using a design software package, ultimately saving time and money. Essential building blocks for each type of filter are presented including network theory, transmission lines, and coupling mechanisms.


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The ARRL General Class License Manual

ARRL

This book provides everything that is needed to pass the US the 35 question US General Class test. It provides all the exam questions with an answer key, for use beginning July 1, 2019. It is also possible to use  with ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio (instructions are included inside the manual). The book is in a convenient spiral bound format. 


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The ARRL Extra Class License Manual 12th Edition For Ham Radio Spiral Bound

ARRL

The ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio has helped many people pass the examinations required for the US Amateur Radio Extra Class licence.  It has all the questions and answers, with detailed explanations, for examinations taken between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2024. To upgrade to Amateur Extra, you must already hold a General class license (or have recently passed all of the exams required for a General license). This guide provides everything that is needed to not only pass the exam but understand the material.


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Wireless Communication Signals: A Laboratory-based Approach

Huseyin Arslan

This book, entitled Wireless Communication Signals: A Laboratory-based Approach addresses the wireless technologies and services are used today. As these technologies have evolved significantly over the last couple of decades, and the book provides an important guide to the most recent advances in wireless communication systems and concepts grounded in a practical and laboratory perspective. Written by a noted expert on the topic, the book gives the information needed to model, simulate, test, and analyze wireless system and wireless circuits using modern instrumentation and computer aided design software.


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Foundations of MIMO Communication

Robert W Heath Jr

This accessible and comprehensive text provides the fundamentals of wireless and MIMO communication. It views the subject through an information theory lens, but it also drawing on other perspectives, and it provides a sound treatment of the key concepts underpinning contemporary wireless communication and MIMO, all the way through to massive MIMO. The text is authoritative and insightful, and it includes over 330 worked examples and 450 homework problems, with solutions and MATLAB code and data available online. Altogether, this is an excellent resource for instructors and graduate students, as well as an outstanding reference for researchers and practicing engineers.


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How Does Wi-Fi Work? (High Tech Science at Home)

Mark Weakland

People use Wi-Fi all the time to connect to the internet through a laptop, tablet or phone, etc.  Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere from homes to coffee shops, offices and many more places. This book gives a very basic introduction into how Wi-Fi works and how to use it to its best.
 


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Wireless Networking: Introduction to Bluetooth and WiFi

Gordon Colbach

This book, "Wireless Technologies: An introduction to Bluetooth and WiFi" provides a ground up approach both e explanations. It provides a  a gradual progression into the technical details around wireless communications. There is also a deep dive into two of the most widespread wireless technologies - Bluetooth and 802.11 WiFi. The latest update adds information about Bluetooth Low Energy and Wimax Networks.
 


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From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband

Martin Sauter

The revised and updated fourth edition of "rom GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband" offers an authoritative guide to the various mobile wireless communications technologies currently in use. The author is a noted expert on the topic and he explains the rationale behind their differing mechanisms and implementations while exploring the advantages and limitations of each technology.  
 


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5G Core Networks: Powering Digitalization

Stefan Rommer et al

This book, 5G Core Networks: Powering Digitalization provides an overview of the 5G Core network architecture, as well as giving descriptions of cloud technologies and the key concepts in the 3GPP rel-15/16 specifications. Written by the respected authors involved in development of the 5G standards and who wrote the successful book on EPC and 4G Packet Networks, this book provides an authoritative reference on the technologies and standards of the 3GPP 5G Core network.
 


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The ARRL Operating Manual

ARRL

The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs is a very comprehensive guide to Amateur Radio operating. It details frequencies, operating techniques and a host of other topics. This edition features new material on FT8 and other WSJT-X digital modes, and the remainder of the text has been revised and updated by experienced hams who are active on the air.


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Amateur Radio

The ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications

ARRL

The 24th edition of the ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications is a single resource covering antenna theory, design and construction, and practical treatments and projects. This book contains everything needed to understand how radio signals propagate, how antennas work, and how to construct antenna systems. The ARRL Antenna Book contains the constructional details of hundreds of antenna designs: dipoles, verticals, loops, beams, and more.


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ARRL Handbook 2021

ARRL

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is your complete guide to radio experimentation, discovery, and innovation. It is the Handbook -- written by radio amateurs for everyone with a desire to advance the pursuit of wireless technology. It is the complete compendium of basic radio and electronics theory, circuit designs, operating techniques and information required for any radio ham or professional radio engineer.


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Basic Electronics: Theory and Practice

Sean Westcott, Jean Riescher Westcott

This book, Basic Electronics, Theory & Practice is now in its third edition. It has been designed for both the student and hobbyist, and includes an introduction to the theory and practice of electronics including advances in microcontrollers, sensors, and wireless communication. Each chapter contains a brief lab to demonstrate the topic under discussion, then moves on to use all of the knowledge mastered to build a programmable robot (Arduino and Netduino). New material on using Raspberry Pi and Python has been included. 


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Learning FPGAs: Digital Design for Beginners with Mojo and Lucid HDL

Justin Rajewski

This book, Learning FPGAs is aimed at those wanting to learn how to design digital circuits using FPGAs, field-programmable gate arrays: devices that reconfigure themselves to become the very hardware circuits required. With this practical guide, author Justin Rajewski gives a hands-on approach about how to create FPGA projects. Whether a programmer, engineer, product designer, or maker this book quickly gets anyone up to speed about FPGA design.


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Electronics

Embedded Microprocessor System Design using FPGAs

Uwe Mayer-Baese

This textbook is aimed at being used for courses in Embedded Systems and it introduces students to necessary concepts, through a hands-on approach. It gives an introduction to FPGA-based microprocessor system design using state-of-the-art boards, tools, and microprocessors from Altera/Intel® and Xilinx®. HDL-based designs (soft-core), parameterized cores (Nios II and MicroBlaze), and ARM Cortex-A9 design are discussed, compared and explored using many hand-on designs projects. Custom IP for HDMI coder, Floating-point operations, and FFT bit-swap are developed, implemented, tested and speed-up is measured. 


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Antenna Theory and Design

Warren L Stutzman

This book, Antenna Theory and Design, provides an ideal introduction to antenna theory and design for many people involved in investigating antenna theory and the design of antennas. It is very suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate courses on the subject.   The book's emphasis on both principles and design makes it perfect both as a college text and as a reference to the practising engineer. 


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Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design

Constantine A Balanis

This book, Antenna Theory: Analysis and  Design introduces the fundamental principles of antenna theory. It then explains how to apply this theory to the practical analysis, design, and measurements of antennas. There are many methods of analysis and design, and the different antenna structures available, the applications covered in this book are made to some of the most basic and practical antenna configurations. The antenna types covered into e book include the most popular types of antenna configurations: linear dipoles; loops; arrays; broadband antennas; aperture antennas; horns; microstrip antennas; and reflector antennas. This book will be invaluable to anyone involved in antenna construction design and analysis.


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Radio Wave Propagation: An Introduction for the Non-Specialist

John A Richards

Radio Wave Propagation provides all the essential elements for understanding radio wave propagation without requiring recourse to advanced electromagnetic concepts and equations. Despite this, the book provides sufficient detail to allow those concerned with wireless systems to acquire quickly a practical working knowledge of the important concepts. Radio wave propagation is placed in a practical context by considering the design aspects of communications systems at microwave frequencies. 


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BAOFENG UV-5R: A Complete, Quick Reference Guide to Programming and Operating the Radio

The Baofeng UV5R radio is arguably one of the best selling radios for the ham radio operator. This book gives the information required to programme the radio, which is known as not being the easiest to programme, especially as the manual is not always the easiest to comprehend.


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Ham Radio Start-Up Guide

Ernest Woodruff

Ham Radio Start-Up Guide gives all you need to get started in ham radio. It takes you on a fun adventure in learning everything you need to know about Ham radio, its definition, and procedures taken to connect the antenna, steps taken to install it, and how it operates. Also, if you plan on taking any of the Ham radio exams to acquire a license, this guide is an excellent option for you because you can find the procedures taken to sit and pass your Ham radio license examinations.


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Nonlinear RF Circuits and Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzers:

Patrick Roblin

RF vector network analysers are important items of test equipment for any RF design laboratory. With increasingly low-cost and power-efficient RF electronics demanded by today's wireless communication systems, it is essential to keep up to speed with new developments. This book presents key advances in the field that you need to know about and emerging patterns in large-signal measurement techniques, modeling and nonlinear circuit design theory supported by practical examples.


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Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurements and Uncertainty Assessment

Shoaib

Vector network analysers, VNAs are particularly important items of test equipment for RF design. One key aspect of their use is the accurate assessment of errors and uncertainties. This book describes vector network analyzer measurements and uncertainty assessments, particularly in waveguide test-set environments, in order to establish their compatibility to the International System of Units (SI) for accurate and reliable characterization of communication networks. It proposes a fully analytical approach to measurement uncertainty evaluation, while also highlighting the interaction and the linear propagation of different uncertainty sources to compute the final uncertainties associated with the measurements.


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The Art of Electronics

Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill

The Third Edition of The Art of Electronics is a thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. This book is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. It has long been used as the most authoritative book on electronic design. It has been used by students, hobbyists and professional electronic engineers.


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Microwave Active Circuit Analysis and Design

Clive Poole, Izzat Darwazeh

This book provides an excellent explanation of the concept, components and calculations needed for microwave and RF circuit design and analysis. It is written in a very approachable and understandable style providing calculations where needed, but immersing the reader in endless calculus and general equations. From electromagnetic and transmission line theory and S-parameters through to amplifier and oscillator design, techniques for low noise and broadband design; This book focuses on analysis and design including up to date material on MMIC design techniques.


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Computers Made Easy: From Dummy To Geek

James Bernstein

Computers Made Easy is a book that is essential for anyone starting out with computers, or someone wanting learn more about them. The book is deigned to take anyone's computer skills from a beginner to the next level. It is aimed at providing a top level understanding of the topic of computers and computing without a the need to take on board the very deep and complex levels of computing.

The book contains chapters on everything from the basics of computers, computer peripherals, Microsoft Windows, Printers, Email, Internet, Avoid Scams, Backup and Protection, Security, Cloud Storage, and very much more.

This easy to use guide will help you navigate your way to becoming proficient with computers, operating systems, hardware and software.


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5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology

Eric Dahlman

The second edition of 5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology, builds on the previous books in this series and in particular the first edition. It now incorporates the changes introduced by Real 16 of the 3GPP standards. The book follows the authors' highly respected books on 3G and 4G and provides a new level of insight into 5G NR, 5G New Radio technology. The book covers the NR or New Radio physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects, and co-existence and interworking with LTE. 


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5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards

Sassan Ahmadi

5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards provides a comprehensive reference for the 3GPP New Radio standards (Release 15 and beyond). The book covers all aspects of the new technology, specifically covering the underlying theory, functional descriptions, practical considerations and implementation of the 5G new radio access technology. This is a proven and respected book.


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5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio

Antti Toskala, Harri Holma

This book carries on the very successful series of mobile communications books by these authors. 5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio covers all the topics required for a complete understanding of 5G technology including the 5G New Radio, 5GNR: the new spectrum options, new antenna structures, new physical layer and protocols designs and new network architectures. 5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio is a comprehensive resource that offers explanations of 5G specifications, performance evaluations, aspects of device design, practical deployment considerations and illustrative examples from field experiences.


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Ham Radio for Dummies

H Ward Silver

Ham radio for Dummies is one of the signature introductory books for ham radio. Written by H Ward Silver, Call Sign NØAX and contributing editor with the American Radio Relay League, this book covers all the basics. It includes everything from getting the right equipment and building your station (it doesn’t have to be expensive) to the intricacies of Morse code and Ohm’s law. In addition, H Ward Silver coaches you on how to prepare for the FCC-mandated licensing exam and tunes you up for ultimate glory in the ham radio hall of fame as a Radiosport competitor! Ham Radio for Dummies includes explanations of how to: Set up and organize your station, Communicate with people around the world, Prep for and pass the FCC exam, Tune into the latest tech, such as digital mode operating.


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Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs

American radio Relay League, Paul Danzer

This book is aimed at being used by radio amateurs or radio hams and it is aimed at the various tests and monitoring applications that may be needed when constructing equipment, maintaining equipment and general usage within a ham radio station.

As equipment within many ham radio station sis very complicated, an oscilloscope can be a particularly valuable item of test equipment.

With personal computers and today's technologies, a variety of analogue, digital or hybrid scopes are available to radio hams for solving problems and testing new ideas in home workshops.

Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs is filled with practical information for using a scope. It begins with an overview of the oscilloscope and continues on to discuss characteristics, applications, probes, controls, and input modes. if anyone is considering buying a scope for their ham radio station, this book may be worth buying beforehand.


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Oscilloscopes: A Manual for Students, Engineers, and Scientists

David Herres

There are remarkably few books covering the use of oscilloscopes. This surprising because oscilloscopes form the basis of a vast number of tests for electronics circuits and they are one of the most widely used items of test equipment.

Oscilloscopes: A Manual for Students, Engineers, and Scientists provides an engaging but rigorous manual on the use of oscilloscopes in electronics  laboratory and field settings.

The book describes the methods for measuring and displaying waveforms, and it gives examples of how this information can be used for repairing malfunctioning equipment and developing new electronic circuit designs.

Oscilloscopes: A Manual for Students, Engineers, and Scientists begins by examining how the oscilloscope displays electrical energy as traces on X and Y co-ordinates, freely transitioning without loss of information between time and frequency domains, in accordance with the Fourier Transform and its modern correlate, the Fast Fourier Transform.

The book continues with practical applications and case studies, describes how oscilloscopes are used in diagnosing pulse width modulation (PWM) problems--looking at serial data streaming and analyzing power supply noise and premises power quality issues―and emphasizes the great functionality of mixed-signal as opposed to mixed-domain oscilloscope, and earlier instruments. Featuring many descriptions of applications in applied science and physics, Oscilloscopes: A Manual for Students, Engineers, and Scientists is ideal for students, faculty, and practitioners.


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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

Michael Geier

This book helps anyone who is interested to start to repair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analogue antiques, with help from this updated book. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble a suitable workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do-it-yourself guide.


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Practical Electronic Circuit Design for Experimenters

Louis Frenzel

This book is a follow on for the best seller entitled Practical Electronics for Inventors. The book shows hobbyists, makers, and students how to design useful electronic devices from easily available electronic components including passives, integrated circuits, modules, and subassemblies. Practical Electronic Design for Experimenters provides the insight and knowledge necessary to develop and construct  functioning gadgets. The book stresses that the real-world applications of electronics design―from autonomous robots to solar-powered devices―can be fun and far-reaching.


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Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Design

Michael Steer

This book, Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design covers all the essential concepts required for microwave and RF design. It includes a host of topics including an extensive treatment of scattering parameters, that for the basis of many RF designs. It details power flow, and Smith-chart-based design procedures. The emphasis of the book is on the RF design process at the module level and on covering the whole range of microwave functions available. The book has been developed from a multi volume comprehensive book series, Microwave and RF Design, Volumes 1-5, which have been widely received. 


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Principles of RF and Microwave Design

Matthew A Morgan

This is a really comprehensive resource which provides a thorough introduction to the principles of electronic circuits operating in the radio frequency, microwave, and millimetre-wave  ranges. It is an essential for anyone working with radio frequency design, or within the RF domain. It contains essential information, knowledge and experience that is needed by those who come into contact with researching, designing, maintaining and using circuits that operate at these frequencies.


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Electronics for Dummies

As with other books in this series, Electronics for Dummies is packed with hundreds of colourful diagrams and photographs. As will be expected, it provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. 


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Practical Electronics for Inventors

Practical Electronics for Inventors  is aimed at those who want to advance their knowledge of electronics from the basic electronics concepts and components through to circuits and electronic circuit design to enable people to develop and construct their own functioning gadgets. The book is written by two experienced electronics engineers and dedicated hobbyists. The book sets out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations for everything needed to develop and construct a variety of electronics items. 


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Becoming A Consultant: How to Start and Run a Profitable Consulting Business

Susan Nash

If you are thinking about setting up and running your own consultancy business, then you will need to help and guidance. While friends and colleagues will be able to give much good advice, this book provides a wealth of guidance from someone who is an expert in the field.


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Radio Propagation Explained

Steve Nichols

Based on an earlier text by Ian Poole, Radio Propagation Explained provides a complete understanding of the basics of radio signal propagation. Aimed at the ham radio market, this book provides a very understandable guide to how radio signals propagate from frequencies of 100kHz or so right up to the microwave region. 


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