Design and Technology: Electronics and Control Systems covers the GCSE syllabuses requirements for design and technology (electronics) and design and technology (electronic products). The text is written so that it is easily accessible to all students. There is a range of design and make assignments, focused practical tasks and activities in which students are asked to investigate, disassemble and evaluate familiar products and applications. The book is highly illustrated in full colour throughout and contains a comprehensive index.
Table of ContentsSystems, focusing on ideas about systems; The Erne Hydroelectric Development, focusing on a detailed look at systems ideas; Electronic control systems, focusing on familiarity with electronic systems and systems ideas in simple applications; Computer control systems, focusing on an introduction to programming and related activities; Signal conversion, focusing on more advanced techniques to do with conversion of signals into and out of computer systems; Electronics and healthcare, focusing on the electronics used in healthcare; Electronics for people with visual impairment, focusing on how electronics can assist the visually impaired; Contexts for control, focusing on a series of contexts through which either electronic or computer control systems may be developed; Product development, focusing on how electronic products are developed and showing how the industrial process can be mirrored in school or college; Analysing and developing control systems, focusing on a procedure to be followed while developing electronic projects; Making and testing electronic products, focusing on making a printed circuit board and fault-finding, and the basic uses of certain test instruments; Basic electronics, focusing on basic concepts in electronics, and sensors; Integrated circuits, focusing on the operation of some common integrated circuits; Control systems, focusing on the types of control systems that are available; Glossary; Index