This is the second edition of this book to which I have contributed new material. In this edition its a new chapter on programable logic (FPGAs).

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You can find the example code for Arduino projects and the FPGA ISE projects here:

McGraw-Hill Education have more information about this book here:


The publisher is aware of the following errata and they will make their way into the print version in the next printing (due around Feb 2018). So your copy may already be corrected. Many thanks to  Andy Shiekh and Johannes Berg for finding these.

First page inside the front cover in the bottom right corner:

* = V, A,W (missing space after the comma)

P2 – Figure 1-1

This diagram is one of Paul’s I don’t have the original, but in the box ‘Output Devices’ ‘Stopper’ should be ‘Stepper’

P33 in the first ‘Answer’ change ‘176 W’ to ‘175.5 W’

P109 – Figure 2.104 – Capacitors in Series

The top capacitor is labelled C1 1µF 50V – change 50V to 63V

P130 near the bottom of the page, reference to “Fig. 1.128” should be “Fig. 2.128”

P314 Precision Wirewound

change ‘high tolerances’ to ‘narrow tolerances’

P333 half way down Fig 3.65

remove the hyphen from ‘tem-perature’

P340 – Supercapacitors

change ‘(from 0.022 to 50 F)’ to ‘(from 0.022 to 3000F)’

P358 – Figure 3.85 in the section ‘Toroidal Inductor’

cross-sectional area

replace OD-ID / 2 with (OD-ID)2        where the two is superscript for squared.

P378 – Notes About Phase 1/3 of the way down.

identical in very way change ‘very’ to ‘every’

P449 – near the bottom of the page

change ‘en-hancement’ to ‘enhancement’

P637 Fig 8.5 ‘output amplier’ should be ‘output amplifier’

P757 last word on the page

change ‘off’ to ‘on’

P953 Fig 16.8

Change “Comparitor” -> “Comparator”


5th equation down – n not equal to 1 (should be n not equal to -1)

7th equation – put an x before the e on the right hand side of the equation.

last equation – after ‘cos x’ but before the ‘=’ add ‘dx’

More Errata

These Errata have arrived after the list above was sent to the publisher.

Page 984 in section C.4 the description should say that the vertical shift is: