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Electronics Simplified, 3rd Edition by Ian Sinclair

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Chapter 14. Computers and Peripherals
State machines. Computer essentials. Block diagram for simple computer. Address decoder. ROM unit. RAM unit. UART chip. PIO chip. Hard drive. Operating system. Peripherals connected to the computer. Modems. Amplitude-shift keying (ASK) and frequency-shift keying (FSK).Phase-shift keying (PSK) and Multi-phase PSK. Dial-up modem principles. Broadband principles. ADSL. Discrete Multi-tone (DMT) system. Modem-Router. Broadband over cellphone. Monitor (VDU). Graphics card. Analog monitor. Graphics processor. Driver programs. Sound card. Active loudspeakers. Printers. Centronics and USB connections. Paper feeding methods. Inkjet printer principles. Bubblejet and piezoelectric principles. All-in-one printers with ...

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