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Optoelectronics Circuits Manual

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This manual is a useful single-volume guide specifically aimed at the practical design engineer, technician, and experimenter, as well as the electronics student and amateur. It deals with the subject in an easy to read, down to earth, and non-mathematical yet comprehensive manner, explaining the basic principles and characteristics of the best known devices, and presenting the reader with many practical applications and over 200 circuits. Most of the ICs and other devices used are inexpensive and readily available types, with universally recognised type numbers.


The second edition has been revised to include new and developing technologies such as PIR movement detectors and fibre-optic data links. In addition, components no longer in production have been replaced with parts that are easily available from major suppliers.


New larger format edition of one of the most popular of Marston's Circuit Manual series.
Covers the latest technologies.
Components used are all currently available.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Dedication
  5. Copyright
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Basic principles
    1. Optogenerators
    2. Optosensors
    3. Optocouplers
    4. Optoreflectors
    5. LED/LCD display formats
  8. Chapter 2: Basic LED display circuits
    1. LED basics
    2. LED flasher circuits
  9. Chapter 3: LED chaser/sequencer circuits
    1. 4017B Basics
    2. A 4017B LED-driving test circuit
    3. Practical 4017B chaser/sequencer circuits
    4. Alternative LED displays
    5. Display multiplexing
  10. Chapter 4: LED ‘graph’ circuits
    1. LED ‘graph’ displays
    2. LM3914–family basics
    3. Some finer details
    4. Dot-mode voltmeters
    5. Bar-mode voltmeters
    6. 20-LED voltmeters
    7. LM3915/LM3916 circuits
    8. An over-range alarm-driver circuit
  11. Chapter 5: 7-segment displays
    1. 7-segment displays
    2. 7-segment display/drivers
    3. Cascaded displays
    4. Display latching
    5. Multiplexing
    6. Ripple blanking
    7. Practical decoder/driver ICs
  12. Chapter 6: Light-sensitive circuits
    1. LDR basics
    2. LDR light-switches
    3. Bell-output LDR alarms
    4. Siren-output LDR alarms
    5. Miscellaneous LDR circuits
    6. Photodiodes
    7. Phototransistors
    8. IR pre-amp circuits
    9. PIR movement-detecting systems
  13. Chapter 7: Optocoupler circuits
    1. Optocoupler basics
    2. Special optocouplers
    3. Optocoupler transfer ratios
    4. Other parameters
    5. Practical optocouplers
    6. Optocoupler usage notes
    7. Digital interfacing
    8. Analogue interfacing
    9. Triac interfacing
    10. Optocoupled SCRs and triacs
    11. Optocoupled SSRs
  14. Chapter 8: Brightness-control circuits
    1. Lamp-control basics
    2. Switched-mode control
    3. LED brightness control
    4. AC lamp-control basics
    5. Practical design considerations
    6. Backlash reduction
    7. UJT triggering
    8. IC-controlled lamp dimmer circuits
  15. Chapter 9: Light, mirrors, prisms and lenses
    1. Light
    2. The visibility of light
    3. Light units
    4. Light-beam manipulators
  16. Chapter 10: Fibre optics and lasers
    1. Fibre optics
    2. LEDs and lasers
  17. Chapter 11: Light-beam alarms
    1. Intrusion alarm basics
    2. System waveforms
    3. System design
    4. Transmitter circuits
    5. A Receiver pre-amp
    6. Code waveform detector
    7. Expander/output driver
    8. A power supply
  18. Chapter 12: IR remote-control systems
    1. Remote-control systems
    2. Code waveforms
    3. Block diagrams
    4. Practical remote-control systems
    5. IR data links
  19. Index