Electronic Instrument Design

Electronic Instrument Design : Architecting for the Life Cycle

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This text integrates engineering principles with real applications from a systems perspective, providing a framework for developing electronic instrumentation, from hand-held devices to consoles. It offers practical design solutions, describes the interactions, trade-offs, and priorities encountered and then gives specific examples. Written as a principle text for a senior design class, it also serves as a reference handbook for practising engineers. While the focus is on projects often found in medium sized companies, many of the principles presented apply to larger companies as well.show more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones, line figures and tables
  • 0195083717
  • 9780195083712

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Electronic Instrument Design provides a coherent and integrated presentation of the design process, connecting engineering principles to real applications from a systems perspective. Bridging theory and practice, this hands-on guide builds a framework for developing electronic instrumentation, from hand-held devices to consoles of equipment. It offers practical design solutions, describes the interactions, trade-offs, and priorities encountered, and uses specific details, situations, and numerous case studies as examples. The methods may be applied to single prototypes as well as to mass-produced devices. The application are not technology-dependent, and will therefore not be ovidated by the next generation of hardware or software. While the focus of the book is an projects often found in small- or medium-sized companies, many of the principles presented apply to larger projects as well. Electronic Instrument Design is an ideal text for design courses in electrical and industrial engineering, and also serves as a practical guide for engineers in diverse fields.show more

Table of contents

PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; 1. Systems Engineering ; 1.1 Introduction ; 1.2 Overview of Systems Engineering ; 1.3 The Systems Perspective ; 1.4 Documentation ; 1.5 Concept Development ; 1.6 Requirements ; 1.7 Design Development ; 1.8 Rapid Prototyping and Field Testing ; 1.9 Validation, Verification, and Integration ; 1.10 Maintenance and Life-Cycle Costs ; 1.11 Failure, Iteration, and Judgment ; 1.12 Summary ; 1.13 Recommended Reading ; 1.14 References ; 2. Architecting and Engineering Judgment ; 2.1 Good Engineering ; 2.2 Questions to Ask ; 2.3 Architecting ; 2.4 Design Concerns and Heuristics ; 2.5 Teamwork and Trust ; 2.6 A Common Problem: Real-Time Control ; 2.7 Case Studies ; 2.8 Summary ; 2.9 Recommended Reading ; 2.10 References ; 3. Documentation ; 3.1 Don't Skip This Chapter ; 3.2 Types of Documentation ; 3.3 Records, Accountability, and Liability ; 3.4 Audience ; 3.5 Preparation, Presentation, and Preservation ; 3.6 Methods ; 3.7 Visual Techniques ; 3.8 Layout ; 3.9 Writing Well ; 3.10 Summary ; 3.11 Recommended Reading ; 3.12 References ; 4. The Human Interface ; 4.1 Man-Machine Dialgoue and Industrial Design ; 4.2 User-Centered Design ; 4.3 Five Elements of Successful Design ; 4.4 Cognition ; 4.5 Ergonomics ; 4.6 Utility ; 4.7 Principles for Appropriate Operation ; 4.8 Image ; 4.9 Ownership ; 4.10 Practical Applications and System Implications ; 4.11 Some Sources of Errors ; 4.12 Interface Design Specifications ; 4.13 Case Studies ; 4.14 Summary ; 4.15 Recommended Reading ; 4.16 References ; 5. Packaging and Enclosures ; 5.1 Packaging's Influence and Its Factors ; 5.2 Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Disassembly ; 5.3 Wiring ; 5.4 Temperature ; 5.5 Vibration and Shock ; 5.6 Rugged Systems ; 5.7 Component Packaging ; 5.8 Other Mechanical Issues ; 5.9 Case Studies ; 5.10 Summary ; 5.11 Recommended Reading ; 5.12 References ; 6. Grounding and Shielding ; 6.1 Foundations of Circuit Operation ; 6.2 Outline for Grounding and Shielding Design ; 6.3 Safety ; 6.4 Noise ; 6.5 Priniples of Energy Coupling ; 6.6 Grounding ; 6.7 Filtering ; 6.8 Shielding ; 6.9 Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge ; 6.10 General Rules for Design ; 6.11 Case Study ; 6.12 Summary ; 6.13 Recommended Reading ; 6.14 References ; 7. Circuit Design ; 7.1 From Symbols to Substance ; 7.2 Convert Requirements into Design ; 7.3 Reliability ; 7.4 Fault Tolerance ; 7.5 High-Speed Design ; 7.6 Low-Power Design ; 7.7 Noise and Error Budgets ; 7.8 Standard Data Buses and Networks ; 7.9 Reset and Power Failure Detection ; 7.10 Interface: Input ; 7.11 Interface: Output ; 7.12 Breadboards, Evaluation Boards, and Prototypes ; 7.13 Summary ; 7.14 Recommended Reading ; 7.15 References ; 8. Circuit Layout ; 8.1 Mundane but Necessary Circuit Boards ; 8.2 Circuit Boards ; 8.3 Component Placement ; 8.4 Routing Signal Traces ; 8.5 Ground, Returns, and Shields ; 8.6 Connectors and Cables ; 8.7 Design for Manufacture ; 8.8 Testing and Maintenance ; 8.9 Summary ; 8.10 Recommended Reading ; 8.11 References ; 9. Power ; 9.1 Sources and Requirements ; 9.2 Outline for Power Design ; 9.3 Buy versus Build ; 9.4 Power Conversion Choices ; 9.5 Definitions and Specifications ; 9.6 Power Distribution ; 9.7 Line Conditioning ; 9.8 Electromagnetic Distribution ; 9.9 Reliability ; 9.10 Batteries ; 9.11 Other Power Sources ; 9.12 Case Studies ; 9.13 Summary ; 9.14 Recommended Reading ; 9.15 References ; 10. Cooling ; 10.1 Heat Transfer ; 10.2 Approach to Thermal Management ; 10.3 Mechanisms for Cooling ; 10.4 Operating Range ; 10.5 Basic Thermal Calculations ; 10.6 Cooling Choices ; 10.7 Heat Sink Selection ; 10.8 Heat Pipes and Thermal Pillows ; 10.9 Fans and Forced Air Cooling ; 10.10 Liquid Cooling ; 10.11 Evaporation and Refrigeration ; 10.12 Trade-offs in Design ; 10.13 Analysis and Experimentation ; 10.14 Case Studies ; 10.15 Summary ; 10.16 Recommended Reading ; 10.17 References ; 11. Software ; 11.1 Why Software in a Book about Exercises? ; 11.2 Types of Software ; 11.3 Traditional Software Life Cycle ; 11.4 Models, Metrics, and Software Limitations ; 11.5 Risk Abatement and Failure Prevention ; 11.6 Software Bugs and Testing ; 11.7 Good Programming Practice ; 11.8 User Interface ; 11.9 Embedded, Real-Time Software ; 11.10 Case-Studies and Design Examples ; 11.11 Summary ; 11.12 Recommended Reading ; 11.13 References ; 12. Debugging and Testing ; 12.1 Understand Your Components and Circuits ; 12.2 Steps to Debugging ; 12.3 Techniques for Troubleshooting ; 12.4 Characterization ; 12.5 Electromechanical Components ; 12.6 Passive Components ; 12.7 Active Devices ; 12.8 Operational Amplifiers ; 12.9 Analog-Digital Conversion ; 12.10 Digital Components ; 12.11 Case Study: Sensor Calibration ; 12.12 Summary ; 12.13 Recommended Reading ; 12.14 References ; 13. Integration, Production, and Logistics ; 13.1 Putting It All Together ; 13.2 Inspection and Tests of Components ; 13.3 Simulation, Protyping, and Testing ; 13.4 Integration ; 13.5 Validation and Verification ; 13.6 Procurement ; 13.7 Manufacturing ; 13.8 Maintenance and Repair ; 13.9 Training ; 13.10 Disposal and Environmental Concerns ; 13.11 Case Study: Test System for Avionics ; 13.12 Summary ; 13.13 References ; Appendix A Outline of Milestones and Documents for Developing Electronic Instruments ; Appendix B Design Review Checklists ; Appendic C Software Design Tools ; INDEXshow more

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the design of electronic products developed from the author's "real world experience". It is a useful reference book as well as good potential to support undergraduate systems and product design courses as it provides useful guidelines and case studies. Aslib Book Guideshow more

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