Electronic Circuit Design and Component Selection

Nan-Wei Gong

Very useful document showing: - How to pick up components for your project - Rule of thumb for PCB design - Suggestions for PCB layout and manufacturing - Soldering and de-soldering basics - Small - medium quantity electronics project production

Diodes and Transistors

Bharathwaj Muthuswamy

You will learn about two very important circuit elements - diodes1 and transistors. These elements make the world of digital electronics "tick". Digital electronics has revolutionized industry over the last 40 years. In the second half of this course, you will learn some of the fundamental concepts (Boolean algebra, microcontrollers, processor I/O and digital systems interfacing) behind this revolution. However, before you do so, you should understand the two devices - diodes and transistors - that were responsible for this revolution.