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Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach (6th Edition) Hardcover – June 25, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0130896292 ISBN-10: 0130896292 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 844 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (June 25, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130896292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130896292
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A new full-color edition of this widely-adopted that emphasizes analytical reasoning skills and basic digital design using industry-standard ICs. Students learn the practical skills they need to design and troubleshoot the digital circuitry they will face on the job. The author uses actual industry integrated circuits to demonstrate circuit operations, and a solid step-by-step progression is made from fundamentals through more complicated topics. Emphasis is on the basics of circuit design, so that students, knowing the foundational building blocks, can then teach themselves new technology as it appears. Numerous digital system design applications and troubleshooting exercises are provided, along with ample illustrations, examples, and review questions. Additionally, laboratory exercises can be created by having students build, test, debug, and analyze the operation of any of the text's examples. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

Digital electronics is the foundation of computers and microprocessor-based systems found in automobiles, industrial control systems, and home entertainment systems. Technological advances made in the past 25 years have provided us with integrated circuits and CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices) that can perform complex tasks with a minimum amount oh abstract theory and complicated circuitry, bringing us to an exciting place in this important field. An understanding of digital electronics not only provides the prerequisite background (or further studies in microprocessors and microcomputer interfacing, it also (asters the job skills that are needed to open doors to a myriad of technical careers involving computers and microprocessors.

This best-selling text, Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach, Sixth Edition, covers the fundamentals of digital electronics and is intended for students of technology, computer science, and engineering programs. As its name implies, the book approaches digital electronics from a practical perspective, enabling students who are taking a one- or two-semester course to learn the actual skills required to design and troubleshoot digital circuitry that they will see on the job.

Stressing the importance of analytical reasoning skills and basic digital design using industry-standard integrated circuits and CPLDs, the book is written in a style that is both engaging and easy to read and understand, heavily supported by a multitude of review questions, problem sets, examples, illustrations, and troubleshooting applications. In addition, an extensive package of ancillary material is available to aid in the teaching ,and learning process, including:

  • Two CD-ROMs packaged with each copy of this text, containing:
    – Electronics Workbench®/MultiSIM® Circuit. data files
    – Solutions to in-text CPLD examples using Xilinx and Altera™,SM
    Texas Instruments Data Sheets
  • Instructor's Resource Manual (ISBN 0-13-092293-5) containing:
    – Solutions and answers to in-text problems
    – Solutions to Standard Logic Laboratory Manual
    – Test Item File
  • PowerPaint® transparencies (ISBN 0-13-092294-3)
  • Three Laboratory Manuals
    • (Standard Logic) (ISBN 0-13-092291-9) — A Troubleshooting Approach, by Michael Wiesner and Vance Venable
    • (Altera™,SM CPLDs) (ISBN 0-13-084256-7) — Digital Logic Simulation and CPLD Programming, by Steve Waterman
    • (Xilinx CPLDs) (ISBN 0-l3-088192-9) — Digital Laboratory Experiments, by James Stewart and Chao-Ying Wang
  • PH Test Manager (ISBN 0-13-093417-8)
  • Instructor's Supplement CD (ISBN 0-13-092541-1)
  • CourseCompass (ISBN 0-13-094415-7)
  • WebCT (ISBN 0-13-062319-9)
  • Blackboard (ISBN 0-13-062318-0)
  • Companion Website:

More About the Author

Professor Kleitz completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET)from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his Masters Degree in Engineering (M-Eng) from Cornell University. For several years Professor Kleitz worked as an electrical engineer at New York State Electric and Gas where he developed electric power distribution strategies and automation.
After NYSEG he started the Electrical Engineering Technology Program at TC3 and has been the program chair since. He has also conducted hundreds of training workshops to local manufacturers in the area of industrial electronics and automated control.
Professor Kleitz has been awarded two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) grants related to energy management. For these grants he completed research on automated data acquisition and control of energy management systems.
Professor Kleitz was the 2002 recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Key published works:
Professor Kleitz has been publishing textbooks with Prentice-Hall since 1986. He has written five digital electronics and microprocessor textbooks spanning 16 editions. His newest textbook, Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach with VHDL, Ninth edition has become a top seller worldwide.
Special projects:
Besides electronics, Bill's key interests involve skiing, mountain biking and camping (anything to do with the outdoors in any weather). Professor Kleitz has recently embarked on a project to YouTube everything he knows about Digital Electronics and Microprocessors. There are several hundred podcasts completed and the entire set will cover hundreds of lectures and tutorials in the field.
To view Professor Kleitz's Podcast Lectures on Digital Electronics visit:

For information about Professor Kleitz's 9th edition textbook visit:

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. Havens on February 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have owned 3 of William Kleitz's books and they have each been very good. They are well organized, covered the material successfully and were very readable. And, I have been thinking of updating with a later edition, because the author does keep up with the technology and presents it without making things too difficult for the student new to Digital Electronics.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JPN850R on March 13, 2009
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Digital electronics is still a rocket science to me. When I was in my aviation college, I studied this subject hard, but a "B" was the best I could pull out of the course. Those who got "A"s were naturally-smart kind of people.

If you try to read this book and start to feel nauseating, you're normal.
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