The Electronics Handbook: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Electronics Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by Jerry C. Whitaker

CRC Press

2,640 pages | 1969 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780849318894
pub: 2005-04-27
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315220703
pub: 2018-10-03
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


During the ten years since the appearance of the groundbreaking, bestselling first edition of The Electronics Handbook, the field has grown and changed tremendously. With a focus on fundamental theory and practical applications, the first edition guided novice and veteran engineers along the cutting edge in the design, production, installation, operation, and maintenance of electronic devices and systems. Completely updated and expanded to reflect recent advances, this second edition continues the tradition.

The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference to the key concepts, models, and equations necessary to analyze, design, and predict the behavior of complex electrical devices, circuits, instruments, and systems. With 23 sections that encompass the entire electronics field, from classical devices and circuits to emerging technologies and applications, The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition not only covers the engineering aspects, but also includes sections on reliability, safety, and engineering management.

The book features an individual table of contents at the beginning of each chapter, which enables engineers from industry, government, and academia to navigate easily to the vital information they need. This is truly the most comprehensive, easy-to-use reference on electronics available.


". . . written and structured to be easy to use and can be useful for engineers and technicians involved in the design, production, installation, operation, and maintenance of electronic devices and systems."

– Giuseppe Di Cataldo, in IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine, March/ April 2006, Vol. 22, No. 2

Table of Contents

Fundamental Electrical Theory

Electromagnetic Spectrum

John Norgard


Michael D. Ciletti


Eugene T. Patronis, Jr.

Thermal Noise and Other Circuit Noise

Barry G. Douglass

Logic Concepts and Design

George I. Cohn

Digital Logic and Sequential Logic Circuits

George I. Cohn

The Physical Nature of Sound

Floyd E. Toole, E. A. G. Shaw, G. A. Daigle, and M. R. Stinson

Principles of Light, Vision, and Photometry

Jerry C. Whitaker

Properties of Materials and Components

Circuit Fundamentals

J. Choma, Jr. and S.K. Burgess

Semiconductor Materials

S.K. Tewksbury

Thermal Properties

David F.Besch

Resistive Materials

J.H. Mooij

Magnetic Materials for Inductive Processes

Martin R. Parker and William E. Webb

Capacitance and Capacitors

I.M. Filanovsky

Properties of Materials

James F. Shackelford

International Standards and Constants

Properties of Passive Components

Crystal Oscillators

Jeffrey P. Tate and Patricia F. Mead

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Devices

Ardie D. Walser

Electromechanical Devices

C. Sankaran

Aural Pickup Devices

Roy W. Rising

Aural Reproduction Devices       

Michael Starling

Passive Electrical Circuit

Coaxial Transmission Lines

Jerry C. Whitaker


Kenneth Demarest

Passive Microwave Devices

Michael B.Steer

Passive Filters

Cecil Harrison

Electron Vacuum Devices

Electron Tube Fundamentals

Clifford D. Ferris

Power Grid Tubes

Jerry C. Whitaker

Neutralization Techniques

Jerry C. Whitaker

Amplifier Systems

Jerry C. Whitaker

Image Capture Devices

Steve Epstein

CRT Devices and Displays

Jerry C. Whitaker

Projection Systems

Jerry C. Whitaker

Microwave Vacuum Devices

Microwave Power Tubes

Jerry C. Whitaker


Robert R. Weirather

Traveling Wave Tubes

T.K. Ishii

Other Microwave Vacuum Devices

T.K. Ishii

Operational Considerations for Microwave Tubes

Jerry C. Whitaker

Semiconductor Devices and Circuits


Sidney Soclof

Bipolar Junction and Junction Field-Effect Transistors

Sidney Soclof

Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor

John R. Brews

Image Capture Devices

Edward J. Delp

Image Display Devices

Jerry C. Whitaker

Solid-State Amplifiers

Timothy P. Hulick

Operational Amplifiers

Peter Aronhime

Applications of Operational Amplifiers

Peter Aronhime

Switched-Capacitor Circuits

Ezz I. El-Masry

Semiconductor Failure Modes

Victor Meeldijk


Integrated Circuits

Tom Chen

Integrated Circuit Design

Samuel O. Agbo and Eugene D. Fabricius

Digital Logic Families

Robert J. Feugate, Jr.

Memory Devices

Shih-Lien L. Lu


James G. Cottle

D/A and A/D Converters

Susan A.R. Garrod

Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

Constantine N. Anagnostopoulos, and Paul P.K. Lee

Digital Filters

Jonathon A. Chambers, Sawasd Tantaratana, and Bruce W. Bomar

Multichip Module Technology

Paul D. Franzon

Testing of Integrated Circuits

Wayne Needham

Integrated Circuit Packages

Victor Meeldijk


Optical Fiber System for Telecommunications

Ken Chauvin

Fiber Optic Cable

Ken Chauvin

Optical Transmitters

Charles H. Cox, III

Optical Receivers

P.K.L Yu

Optical System Design

David E. Rittenhouse

Power Supplies and Regulation


Sadrul Ula

Rectifier and Filter Circuits

T.S. Kalkur

Voltage Regulation

Melissa S. Mattmuller

Switching Power Supplies

Robert J. Hofinger


Ashoka K.S. Bhat

DC-to-DC Conversion

Ashoka K.S. Bhat

Power Distribution and Control

Badrul H. Chowdhury

Power System Protection Alternatives

Jerry C. Whitaker

Standby Power Systems

Jerry C. Whitaker

Facility Grounding

Jerry C. Whitaker


Isidor Buchmann

Packaging Electronic Systems

Printed Wiring Boards

Ravindranath Kollipara and Vijai Tripathi

Hybrid Microelectronics Technology

Jerry E.Sergent

Surface Mount Technology

Glenn Blackwell, P.E.

Shielding and EMI Considerations

Don White

Heat Management

Zbigniew J. Staszak

Communication Principles

Intelligence Coding

Leon W. Couch, II

Amplitude Modulation

Robert Kubichek

Frequency Modulation

Ken Seymour

Pulse Modulation

Rodger E. Ziemer

Digital Modulation

Rodger E. Ziemer

Spread Spectrum Systems

K.L. Kosbar and W.H. Tranter

Digital Coding Schemes

Oktay Alkin

Audio Compression Techniques

Fred Wylie

Aural Noise Reduction Systems

William Roberts and Yariv Ephraim

Video Compression Techniques

Gopal Lakhani

Electromagnetic Radiation

Antenna Principles

Pingjuan L. Werner, Anthony J. Ferraro, and Douglas H. Werner

Radio Wave Propagation

Gerhard J. Straub

Practical Antenna Systems

Jerry C. Whitaker

Combiners and Combining Networks

Robert A. Surette

Information Recording and Storage

Magnetic Tape

David Stafford

Data Storage Systems

Jerry C. Whitaker

Optical Storage Systems

Praveen Asthana

Error Correction

Fabrizio Pollara

Data Compression

Jerome R. Breitenbach

Wired Communications Systems

Network Switching Concepts

Tsong-Ho Wu


Brent Allen

Facsimile Systems

Rodger E. Ziemer

Wireless Communications Systems

Radio Broadcasting

Dutch Doelitzsch

Digital Audio Broadcasting

Stanley Salek and Almon H. Clegg

Audio Interconnection

Roy W. Rising

Television and Video Production Systems

Curtis J. Chan

ATSC Video, Audio, and PSIP Transmission

Jerry C. Whitaker

Propagation Considerations for Mobile Radio Systems

Michel Daoud Yacoub

Cellular Radio

Harry E.Young

Satellite Communications

Daniel F. DiFonzo

Radar and Radionavigation

Radar Principles

James M. Howell

Radar System Implementation

Melvin L. Belcher and James A. Scheer

Electronic Navigation Systems

Benjamin B. Peterson

Underwater Sonar Systems

Sanjay K. Mehta, G. Clifford Carter, and Bernard E. McTaggart

Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures

Robert D. Hayes

Control and Instrumentation Technology

Measurement Techniques: Sensors and Transducers

Cecil Harrison

Data Acquisition

Edward McConnell and Dave Jernigan

Process Dynamics and Control

Thomas F. Edgar and Juergen Hahn

Servo Systems

John E. McInroy

Power Control and Switching

Gibson Morris, Jr.

Computer Systems

Fundamental Architecture

Joy S. Shetler

Software Design and Development


Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems

Bogdan M. Wilamowski

Machine Vision

David A. Kosiba and Rangachar Kasturi

A Brief Survey of Speech Enhancement

Yariv Ephraim

Ad Hoc Networks

Michel Daoud Yacoub, paulo Cardieri, Élvio Jõao Leonardo, and Álvaro Augusto Medeiros

Network Communication

James E. Goldman

Printing Technologies and Systems

John D. Meyer

Signal Measurement, Analysis, and Testing

Audio Frequency Distortion Mechanisms and Analysis

Jerry C. Whitaker

Analog Video Measurements

Carl Bentz and Jerry C. Whitaker

Radio Frequency Distortion Mechanisms and Analysis

Samuel O. Agbo


Jerry C. Whitaker

Spectrum Analysis

Jerry C. Whitaker

Fourier Waveform Analysis

Jerry C. Hamann and John W. Pierre

Digital Test Instruments

Jerry C. Whitaker

Reliability Engineering

Probability and Statistics

Allan White and Hagbae Kim

Electronic Hardware Reliability

Michael Pecht and Iuliana Bordelon

Software Reliability

Carol Smidts

A Brief Survey of Hidden Markov Processes

Yariv Ephraim


Electric Shock

Clifford D. Ferris

Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiation

William F. Hammett

PCBs and Other Hazardous Substances

Jerry Whitaker

Facility Grounding Practices

W.E. DeWitt

Engineering Management, Standardization, and Regulation

Systems Engineering Concepts

Gene DeSantis

Concurrent Engineering

Francis Long

Engineering Documentation

Fred Baumgartner and Terrence M. Baun

Disaster Planning and Recovery

Richard Rudman

Conversion Factors

Jerry C. Whitaker

General Mathematical Tables

W.F. Ames and George Cain

Glossary of Terms

Abbreviations and Acronyms


About the Series

Electrical Engineering Handbook

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General