A Top-Down Approach

Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy

The microelectronics evolution has given rise to many modern benefi ts but has also changed design methods and attitudes to learning. Technology advancements shifted focus from simple circuits to complex systems with major attention to high-level descriptions. The design methods moved from a bottom-up to a top-down approach.

For today's students, the most benefi cial approach to learning is this top-down method that demonstrates a global view of electronics before going into specifi cs. Franco Maloberti uses this approach to explain the fundamentals of electronics, such as processing functions, signals and their properties. Here he presents a helpful balance of theory, examples, and verifi cation of results, while keeping mathematics and signal processing theory to a minimum.


  • Presents a new learning approach that will greatly improve students' ability to retain key concepts in electronics studies
  • Matches the evolution of Computer Aided Design (CAD) which focuses increasingly on high-level design
  • Covers sub-functions as well as basic circuits and basic components
  • Provides real-world examples to inspire a thorough understanding of global issues, before going into the detail of components and devices
  • Discusses power conversion and management; an important area that is missing in other books on the subject
  • End-of-chapter problems and self-training sections support the reader in exploring systems and understanding them at increasing levels of complexity

The supporting website ( links to the interactive student lab, ElvisLAB, where students can conduct virtual experiments on circuits and includes PowerPoint slides for lecturers.

Inside this book you will fi nd a complete explanation of electronics that can be applied across a range of disciplines including electrical engineering and physics. This comprehensive introduction will be of benefit to students studying electronics, as well as their lecturers and professors. Postgraduate engineers, those in vocational training, and design and application engineers will also fi nd this book useful.

  • Book type: E-book
  • Language: English
  • Ean Code: 9781119978343
  • ISBN: 9781119978343
  • Publisher: WILEY
  • Author: Franco Maloberti
  • Format: epub
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