Electronic Instrument Design: Architecting for the Life Cycle

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byKim R. Fowler

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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 tomass-produced devices. The applications are not technology-dependent, and will therefore not be outdated by the next generation of hardware or software. While the focus of the book is on projects often found in small- or medium-sized companies, many of the principles presented apply to largerprojects 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.

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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 equip...

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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 equi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 6.3 × 9.57 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbbreviations1. Systems Engineering1.1. Introduction1.2. Overview of Systems Engineering1.3. The Systems Perspective1.4. Documentation1.5. Concept Development1.6. Requirements1.7. Design Development1.8. Rapid Prototyping and Field Testing1.9. Validation, Verification, and Integration1.10. Maintenance and Life-Cycle Costs1.11. Failure, Iteration, and Judgment1.12. Summary1.13. Recommended Reading1.14. References2. Architecting and Engineering Judgment2.1. Good Engineering2.2. Questions to Ask2.3. Architecting2.4. Design Concerns and Heuristics2.5. Teamwork and Trust2.6. A Common Problem: Real-Time Control2.7. Case Studies2.8. Summary2.9. Recommended Reading2.10. References3. Documentation3.1. Don't Skip This Chapter3.2. Types of Documentation3.3. Records, Accountability, and Liability3.4. Audience3.5. Preparation, Presentation, and Preservation3.6. Methods3.7. Visual Techniques3.8. Layout3.9. Writing Well3.10. Summary3.11. Recommended Reading3.12. References4. The Human Interface4.1. Man-Machine Dialgoue and Industrial Design4.2. User-Centered Design4.3. Five Elements of Successful Design4.4. Cognition4.5. Ergonomics4.6. Utility4.7. Principles for Appropriate Operation4.8. Image4.9. Ownership4.10. Practical Applications and System Implications4.11. Some Sources of Errors4.12. Interface Design Specifications4.13. Case Studies4.14. Summary4.15. Recommended Reading4.16. References5. Packaging and Enclosures5.1. Packaging's Influence and Its Factors5.2. Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Disassembly5.3. Wiring5.4. Temperature5.5. Vibration and Shock5.6. Rugged Systems5.7. Component Packaging5.8. Other Mechanical Issues5.9. Case Studies5.10. Summary5.11. Recommended Reading5.12. References6. Grounding and Shielding6.1. Foundations of Circuit Operation6.2. Outline for Grounding and Shielding Design6.3. Safety6.4. Noise6.5. Priniples of Energy Coupling6.6. Grounding6.7. Filtering6.8. Shielding6.9. Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge6.10. General Rules for Design6.11. Case Study6.12. Summary6.13. Recommended Reading6.14. References7. Circuit Design7.1. From Symbols to Substance7.2. Convert Requirements into Design7.3. Reliability7.4. Fault Tolerance7.5. High-Speed Design7.6. Low-Power Design7.7. Noise and Error Budgets7.8. Standard Data Buses and Networks7.9. Reset and Power Failure Detection7.10. Interface: Input7.11. Interface: Output7.12. Breadboards, Evaluation Boards, and Prototypes7.13. Summary7.14. Recommended Reading7.15. References8. Circuit Layout8.1. Mundane but Necessary Circuit Boards8.2. Circuit Boards8.3. Component Placement8.4. Routing Signal Traces8.5. Ground, Returns, and Shields8.6. Connectors and Cables8.7. Design for Manufacture8.8. Testing and Maintenance8.9. Summary8.10. Recommended Reading8.11. References9. Power9.1. Sources and Requirements9.2. Outline for Power Design9.3. Buy versus Build9.4. Power Conversion Choices9.5. Definitions and Specifications9.6. Power Distribution9.7. Line Conditioning9.8. Electromagnetic Distribution9.9. Reliability9.10. Batteries9.11. Other Power Sources9.12. Case Studies9.13. Summary9.14. Recommended Reading9.15. References10. Cooling10.1. Heat Transfer10.2. Approach to Thermal Management10.3. Mechanisms for Cooling10.4. Operating Range10.5. Basic Thermal Calculations10.6. Cooling Choices10.7. Heat Sink Selection10.8. Heat Pipes and Thermal Pillows10.9. Fans and Forced Air Cooling10.10. Liquid Cooling10.11. Evaporation and Refrigeration10.12. Trade-offs in Design10.13. Analysis and Experimentation10.14. Case Studies10.15. Summary10.16. Recommended Reading10.17. References11. Software11.1. Why Software in a Book about Exercises?11.2. Types of Software11.3. Traditional Software Life Cycle11.4. Models, Metrics, and Software Limitations11.5. Risk Abatement and Failure Prevention11.6. Software Bugs and Testing11.7. Good Programming Practice11.8. User Interface11.9. Embedded, Real-Time Software11.10. Case-Studies and Design Examples11.11. Summary11.12. Recommended Reading11.13. References12. Debugging and Testing12.1. Understand Your Components and Circuits12.2. Steps to Debugging12.3. Techniques for Troubleshooting12.4. Characterization12.5. Electromechanical Components12.6. Passive Components12.7. Active Devices12.8. Operational Amplifiers12.9. Analog-Digital Conversion12.10. Digital Components12.11. Case Study: Sensor Calibration12.12. Summary12.13. Recommended Reading12.14. References13. Integration, Production, and Logistics13.1. Putting It All Together13.2. Inspection and Tests of Components13.3. Simulation, Protyping, and Testing13.4. Integration13.5. Validation and Verification13.6. Procurement13.7. Manufacturing13.8. Maintenance and Repair13.9. Training13.10. Disposal and Environmental Concerns13.11. Case Study: Test System for Avionics13.12. Summary13.13. ReferencesAppendix A. Outline of Milestones and Documents for Developing Electronic InstrumentsAppendix B. Design Review ChecklistsAppendic C. Software Design ToolsIndex