Top 19 Basic Electronic Books on Embedded Systems, Communications etc for Engineering Students

1. Analog Electronics
Authors- L.K. MAHESWARI, M.M.S.ANAND. 2009
Analog Electronics
Analog Electronics

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to a general, applicable array of the electronic in analog electronics. This book is completely focused on the basic concepts of the circuit analysis, electronic devices. The text is about the key knowledge of the basic concept of circuit theory. The characteristic features of this book are the inclusion of illustrative examples and PSPICE codes and output for the same. This book gives us knowledge about the basic laws, circuit’s theorems operational amplifiers and analysis. This book includes the introduction to the emerging field of IC sensors and MEMS. The book is primarily designed to serve as a one semester text for courses in analog electronics/ linear integrated circuits for the students of electronics and electrical engineering.

Book URL – Analog Electronics Book

2. Radio Frequency Electronics: Circuit And Application
Author: Jon B. Hagen-1996
Radio Frequency Electronics
Radio Frequency Electronics

This book contains many exercises and assumes only knowledge of elementary electronic circuit and analysis. This book offers us the analysis and design of radio frequency circuits. The discussion of system, for example television and radio astronomy, complement the detailed analyses of the basic circuit block. The scope of topic is wide and the level of analysis ranges from introduction to advanced. This text contains several chapters which involves impedance matching, linear amplifier, filter frequency converters, radio receive, class-c and class-d amplifier, modulation techniques, oscillators and other basic concepts of electronics. This book provides us a basic knowledge about the digital aspects of switching modulators and direct digital synthesizers are explained shortly as the reader have more experience on digital concepts then the analog concept.

Book URL – Radio Frequency Electronics

3. Electronic Communication System
Author- Kennedy
Electronic Communication Systems
Electronic Communication Systems

The book is designed for communications students at the advanced level, and it presents information about the basis philosophies, process, circuit and other building blocks of communication system. This book offers basic electrical and electronic knowledge of some circuit theory and common active circuit. This involves familiarity with dc & ac circuit theory, including resonance, filter, mutually coupled circuit, transformer , operation of the common solid state device, some knowledge of thermionic devices and electronic ballistic.

Book URL – Electronic Communication System

4. Integrated Electronics Analog And Digital & System
Author – Jacob Millman. Christos C. Halkias
Integrated Electronics
Integrated Electronics

This book provides us a great knowledge about analog and digital system. Each device is introduced by presenting a simple physical representation of the internal behavior of the device. This text gives basic applications of the digital and analog of the circuit element. These includes transistors, the P-N diode, the photodiode, the varactor diode, light emitting diode, the bipolar junction transistors, the photo transistors, JFET, MOSFET, etc. Students can easily understand the analysis of the devices and circuit explained in this book. There is a chapter on logic circuit and another on IC’s as digital system building block. The principal idea concerned in the book is based upon the analysis and design of electronic circuit and subsystem. There are over 720 problems, which will test the students’ grasp of the fundamental concept enunciated in the book and give well experience in the analysis and design of electronic circuit.

Book URL – Integrated Electronics

5. Electronic Devices For Analog Signal Processing
Author:Yu. K. Rybin
Electronic Devices For Analog Signal Processing
Electronic Devices For Analog Signal Processing

This book is proposed for the engineers, post graduates and other electronic designers. It considers devices applied to process analog signals in instrument making, automation, measurements, and other branches of technology. This book deals with modern devices for analog signal processing. It is mainly focused about the devices integral operational amplifiers (op-amps) and electronic devices based on them, including scaling, summing, integrating, and filtering linear devices.

It consists of seven chapters. First chapter concerns the design of modern operational amplifiers. Features of linear and nonlinear operations with signals are considered in second chapter. Various op-amps like inverting, non-inverting, summing, and instrumental amplifiers with the normalized gain are discussed in third chapter. Fourth chapter deals with the various non linear devices as comparators, logarithmators, rectifiers, limiters, functional signal converters. Sine wave and pulse oscillators are considered both fifth and six chapters’ and seventh chapter considers practical circuits for processing of signals from sensors of physical parameters: resistance, inductive, semiconductor sensors and coupling of sensors with electronic devices.

Book URL – Electronic Devices For Analog Signal Processing

6. The Industrial Electronics Handbook
Editors: Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin
The Industrial Electronics Handbook
The Industrial Electronics Handbook

This book is very much helpful for the industrial electronics engineer. The field of industrial electronics covers a plethora of problems that must be solved in industrial practice. An industrial electronics engineer deals with many physical devices as well as the sensors used to measure the processes. Thus, the knowledge required by this type of engineer is not only traditional electronics but also specialized electronics high-power electronics. Industrial electronic engineer must also posses the knowledge about areas of control and mechatronics. Since industrial processes are relatively complex so use of communication system gives the efficient control. The efficient control and supervision of factories require the application of intelligent systems such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods.

All the above mentioned problems are addressed in this book. This book contains the five sub books. They are Fundamentals of industrial electronics, Power electronics and motor drives, Control and mechatronics, Industrial communication systems and intelligent systems.

Fundamentals of industrial electronics cover the basic idea about the various signals and circuits and its processing like analog and digital signal processing. Second book deals with the power electronics that are operated at high voltages and their applications. Remaining books deal with advance tools that are used in industrial sector related to the electronic concepts.

Book URL – The Industrial Electronics Handbook

7. Electronics Circuits And Systems
Author: Owen Bishop
Electronics Circuits and System
Electronics Circuits and System

Electronics circuits and systems book written for wide variety courses in the electronics. This book gives the basic idea of the components. It is essentially practical in its approach. After reading this book, reader is able to assemble and test real circuits in their laboratories. This is useful for the class lectures and also self learning. Before going to the implementation of the complex circuit’s students must have the thorough knowledge about the basic components so this is very helpful for those who are in the beginning stage.

This whole book is divided into three parts. In first part the author considers the various circuit components like diodes, transistors, counters, registers, op-amps, logic circuits etc and their operations. Part two explains about various systems like audio, video, telecommunication, control systems etc. Part three deals with micro electronics systems, programming concepts etc. Addition to all these this book shows how circuit behavior may be studied with a computer, using circuit simulator software. All the devices are explained by the example circuits.

Book URL – Electronics Circuits and System

8. Embedded Systems Architecture, Programming and Design.
Author: Raj kamal
Embedded Systems by Raj Kamal
Embedded Systems by Raj Kamal

On account of Embedded Systems, this book provides the information equally for both ECE and CSE courses. Hardware and software concepts are evenhandedly covered. Owing the weight age to architecture, programming and design aspect features of microprocessors and other software design methodologies, this book covers to the extent which gives the overall idea about the embedded systems.

This book contains twelve chapters, much number of solved examples, figures, review questions and practical exercises. Some of those chapters are , introduction to the embedded systems, 8051 and advanced processor architectures, memory organization and real world interfacing, devices and communication buses for devices network, device drivers and interrupts servicing mechanism, programming concepts and embedded programming in C, C++ and java, program modeling concepts in single and multiprocessor systems software-development process, etc.

Book URL – Embedded Systems by Raj Kamal

9. Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers
Author: Martin Plonus
Electronics and Communications
Electronics and Communications

This book is intended for those persons who need to understand the modern electronics and communications. The main objective of this book is to improve the knowledge in digital technology. Advantage of this book is in presenting and teaching circuits, electronics and digital communication from a single book. This book is differing from the other books regards length, structure and emphasis of the content.

It consists of nine chapters, each chapter being distinctive to the other in terms of the content but all these summed up for the common technology. These chapters include circuit fundamentals, AC circuits, diode applications, semi-conductor diodes and transistors, practical amplifier circuits, operational amplifiers, digital electronics, digital computers and digital systems.It provides sufficiently deep understanding of this subject for students to interact intelligently with other engineers.

Book URL – Electronics and Communications

10. Understanding Automotive Electronics (Seventh Edition)
Author: William B. Ribbens
Understanding Automotive Electroncis
Understanding Automotive Electroncis

This book is intended for those who have not had the formal training in the physical sciences and mathematics as well as for those who want to understand the functional operation of automotive electronic systems. This book is extensive revision of the previous versions based on the reviews and suggestions. It is mainly focused on the analytical models and quantitative performance analysis of electronic components and their subsystems found in the automobile field.

It consists of ten chapters and has nearly 600 pages including glossary, questions and index. Some of those chapters are electronic fundamentals, the basic electronic engine control, digital power train control systems, automotive instrumentation and telematics, etc. It will be useful for engineers/scientists working within the automotive industry for whom a detailed discussion of electronic subsystems and components needed.

What is your perspective about this book while it covers the specialized electronics in the automobile industry?

Book URL – Understanding Automotive Electronics (Seventh Edition)

11. Embedded Systems Architecture, 2nd Edition
Author: Tammy Noergaard
Embedded Systems Architecture
Embedded Systems Architecture

Embedded systems architecture book is proposed to give the clear idea about hardware and software involved in the embedded system field. Its discussion starts from the principles of electronics and its advances through software to the expensive end phase of maintenance. This book treats the hardware and software as an integrated whole and sorted in such that it gives the nature of the embedded system.

The whole book is divided into four sections. First three sections discuses the parts of the embedded system and in final section first three topics are summed up for the designing purpose. These sections include introduction to the embedded systems, embedded hardware, embedded software introduction and design & development. Its nearly consist of 660 pages including some projects and exercises.

Book URL – Embedded Systems Architecture

12. Intuitive Analog Circuit Design
Author: Marc T. Thompson
Intuitive Analog Cirucit Design
Intuitive Analog Circuit Design

This book is designed for the practicing engineers and students who are interested in learning the real world techniques for designing and analyzing the analog circuits using transistors, diodes, operational amplifiers and other electronic devices. This book combines the theoretical techniques, real world design examples and some test results. The techniques shown in this book is very much helpful for those who are practicing the analog as well as digital circuit designs.

It consists of sixteen chapters and nearly 480 pages including the index and other external topics. All these chapters describe the fundamental components and their working. Some of these chapters include signal processing basics, BJT models, advanced transistor amplifier techniques, feedback systems, analog low pass filters, etc. Throughout the text some of the analysis problems, MATLAB and PSPICE design examples are also described.

Book URL – Intuitive Analog Circuit Design

13. Starting Electronics (Fourth Edition)
Author: Keith Brindley
Starting Electronics
Starting Electronics

Starting electronics book gives the brief introduction about the basic electronic components and circuits. This is originated as the collection of the articles which are most popular and read by the readers. It gives the practical nature of learning the topics even though it is highly technical. It provides the self learning experience to the readers.

This book comprises of twelve chapters having nearly 285 pages including the component supplier details, answers to the questions and index. These chapters include topics like diodes, transistors, analog integrated circuits, digital integrated circuits, IC’s, oscillators, etc. and some practical tips to connect the components are also mentioned in many areas of this book.

Book URL – Starting Electronics

14. Practical Design of Digital Circuits
Author: Ian Kampel
Practical Design of Digital Circuits
Practical Design of Digital Circuits

This book concentrates on digital design techniques using basic building blocks. This is helpful for those who are interested in digital design concepts.With personal involvement and self learning ability this book provides much more convenience to the reader. This book is mainly focused on the practical explanation of the digital circuits with a considerable theoretical content.

Practical design of digital circuit’s book, content is divided into three parts namely basic logic, design practice and microprocessors. It has nearly 300 pages including the appendices and index. Basic logic part discuses about the basic topics like logic gates, timers, counters, registers, etc. In design practice section, principles, design, construction and testing of various circuits are discussed. Microprocessor detail information is given in the third section.

Book URL – Practical Design Of Digital Circuits 

15. Electronic Design Automation
Edited by: Laung-Terng Wang, Yao-Wen Chang and Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng
Electronics Design Automation
Electronics Design Automation

Electronic design automation book describes the design technologies used in various design processes and researches. It gives the processing idea while designing the various electronic devices. This book also discusses the complex algorithms and enormous problems.The undergraduate or entry-level graduate must have balanced, and more accurate, view of modern system-on-chip (SOC) design so this book fulfills these all requirements.

This book comprises of fourteen chapters and nearly it is of 934 pages. These chapters include fundamentals of CMOS design, design for testability, fundamentals of algorithms, electronic system-level design and high-level synthesis, logic synthesis in a nutshell, test synthesislogic and circuit simulation functional verification, etc. This book is also intended for the use of reference book for the researchers and practitioners.

Book URL – Electronics Design Automation

16. Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design
Author: NihalKularatna
Modern Component Familes And Circuit Block Design
Modern Component Familes And Circuit Block Design

This book is useful resource for undergraduate students and also for faculty involved in electronic design activities. It mainly emphasizes on both fundamental and new topics that are related to modern circuit design and offers significant knowledge on critical characteristics and parameters for these building blocks.

Modern components families and circuit block design book consists of ten chapters and nearly 452 pages including index. These chapters are voltage references and voltage regulators, operational amplifiers, data converters, microprocessors and microcontrollers, digital signal processors, opto-isolators, sensors, nonlinear devices, rechargeable batteries and their management, programmable logic devices.

Book URL – Modern Component Families And Circuit Block Design

17. Linear Circuit Design Handbook
Edited by: Hank Zumbahlen
Linear Circuit Design Handbook
Linear Circuit Design Handbook

This book is very much helpful for the design engineers, helping them by describing analog devices effectively used in various discrete and integrated circuits. These basic analog devices are used in operational amplifiers, D/A, A/D converters and active filters. All these application areas are discussed in this volume.
It comprises of twelve chapters and it is of nearly 943 pages. These chapters include the topics like op-amp, sensors, RF/IF circuits, converters, data converter support circuits, analog filters, passive components,etc. This book is proposed for the electronic product designers and developers.

Book URL – Linear Circuit Design Handbook

18. Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices
Author: Milton Ohring
Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices
Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices

This book is proposed for professionals as a reference and class room text for the under graduate and graduate students. This covers the reliability regarding electronic and microelectronic devices or components. Some failure mechanisms in the electronic components like electro migration, dielectric radiation damage and the mechanical failure of contacts and solder joints are considered in this book. So one who reads this book will understand the failure mechanisms in the electronic devices.
It consists of twelve chapters and of total 692 pages including the index. These chapters include overview of electronic devices and their reliability, electronic devices operation and fabrication, mathematics of failure and reliability, mass transport induced failure, electronic charge induced damage, environmental damage to electronic products, etc.

Book URL – Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices

19. Understand Electronic Filters
Author: Owen Bishop
Understand Electronics
Understand Electronics

This book is proposed for those who are interested to know about the electronic filters, their working and usage. This book is demonstrated by the mathematical models so , without basic knowledge about the mathematics reader cannot understand the topics covered in this book. At each stage of this book necessary additional math’s are described with the various types of filter designs, structures and their utility in the various applications.

It comprises of the ten chapters and of the 168 pages including the questions, basic programs and index. These chapters are passive devices, electrical signals, reactance and impedance, working with phase, passive filters, second-order passive, filters transfer functions, active filters, state variable filters and others digital filters.

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Book URL – Understand Electronics