Books and References

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Books and References

Overview of electronics books and other stuff we use

Security Systems

Books

  • Electronic Access Control by Thomas L. Norman (2011) Butterworth-Heinemann
    • Good reference to security and access system design. Includes info on doors, hardware, access systems and policy.
Electronics Design

Books

  • The Circuit Designer's Companion by Tim Williams (2005) Newnes Publishing
    • This book is the the best hands-on, practical guide I've seen to building actual circuits, routing PCBs, choosing components, etc. Everyone should have this book at hand.
  • The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill (1989) Cambridge University Press
    • The industry reference on all things related to electronics design. Worth having. Used copies and student manual available.
  • Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook by Lewin Edwards (2004) Newnes Publishing
    • Lots of good, practical advice on designing reliable embedded systems.
  • Getting Started in Electronics by Forest Mimms III (1983, 2000) Master Publishing
    • A great beginner guide to electronics. Covers things like Ohms Law, components, soldering, etc.
    • Often referred to as "The Green Book"
  • ANALOG SEEKrets (DC to daylight) by Leslie Green (2007) Future Science Research Press
    • An excellent (and free) 500+ page tutorial in practical analog circuits
  • All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide by Harry Kybett and Earl Boysen (2008) Wiley
    • A nice self-study guide to beginning electronics. Somewhat more up to date than the Green Book