Electronics : from Classical to Quantum book cover
1st Edition

from Classical to Quantum

ISBN 9780367512224
Published July 7, 2020 by CRC Press
342 Pages 274 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book gives clear explanations of the technical aspects of electronics engineering from basic classical device formulations to the use of nanotechnology to develop efficient quantum electronic systems. As well as being up to date, this book provides a broader range of topics than found in many other electronics books. This book is written in a clear, accessible style and covers topics in a comprehensive manner.

This book’s approach is strongly application-based with key mathematical techniques introduced, helpful examples used to illustrate the design procedures, and case studies provided where appropriate. By including the fundamentals as well as more advanced techniques, the author has produced an up-to-date reference that meets the requirements of electronics and communications students and professional engineers.


  • Discusses formulation and classification of integrated circuits
  • Develops a hierarchical structure of functional logic blocks to build more complex digital logic circuits
  • Outlines the structure of transistors (bipolar, JFET, MOSFET or MOS, CMOS), their processing techniques, their arrangement forming logic gates and digital circuits, optimal pass transistor stages of buffered chain, sources and types of noise, and performance of designed circuits under noisy conditions
  • Explains data conversion processes, choice of the converter types, and inherent errors
  • Describes electronic properties of nanomaterials, the crystallites’ size reduction effect, and the principles of nanoscale structure fabrication
  • Outlines the principles of quantum electronics leading to the development of lasers, masers, reversible quantum gates, and circuits and applications of quantum cells and fabrication methods, including self-assembly (quantum-dot cellular automata) and tunneling (superconducting circuits), and describes quantum error-correction techniques
  • Problems are provided at the end of each chapter to challenge the reader’s understanding

Table of Contents

1. Formulation and Classification of Electronic Devices

2. Functional Logics

3. Structure of Bipolar Junction Transistor

4. Operational Amplifiers

5. MOS Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) Circuits

6. CMOS Circuits

7. Data Conversion Process

8. Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, and Nanofabrication Technology

9. Elements of Quantum Electronics

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Michael Olorunfunmi Kolawole is professor emeritus of electrical engineering and a highly respected academic and project leader known for his expertise in satellite, radar and communication engineering, and remote sensing. He earned a BEng (1986) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, an MEnvSt (1988) at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and a PhD (2000) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He has held various professional and academic positions in Australia, Italy, and Nigeria, including Telstra Corporation, Melbourne, Australia; Tenix Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Australia), Williamstown; the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Melbourne; the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra; Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; and the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. He holds two patents and has overseen three major operational innovations. He has published four books and more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and 25 industry-based technical reports/reviews. Professor Kolawole is the executive director of Jolade Consulting Company, Melbourne, Australia, where he has provided vision and leadership since its establishment in 2000. He has been an invited speaker at professional and academic workshops and conferences.