Aircraft Digital Electronic and Computer Systems: Principles, Operation and Maintenance

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Aircraft Digital Electronic and Computer Systems:
Principles, Operation and Maintenance

Fly-by-wire: the Airbus A380 making its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2006

Aircraft Digital Electronic and Computer Systems:
Principles, Operation and Maintenance

Mike Tooley

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Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chapter 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Chapter 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Chapter 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Chapter 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Chapter 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Introduction Flight instruments Cockpit layouts Multiple choice questions Number systems Denary numbers Binary numbers Octal numbers Hexadecimal numbers Multiple choice questions Data conversion Analogue and digital signals Digital to analogue conversion Analogue to digital conversion Multiple choice questions Data buses Introducing bus systems ARINC 429 Other bus standards Multiple choice questions Logic circuits Introducing logic Logic circuits Boolean algebra Combinational logic Tri-state logic Monostables Bistables Logic families Multiple choice questions Computers Computer systems Data representation Data storage Programs and software Backplane bus systems Some examples Multiple choice questions vii viii 1 1 10 11 15 15 15 18 20 22 23 23 25 28 32 33 33 37 42 44 45 45 45 47 49 53 53 55 57 61 63 63 64 65 71 74 75 77

vi Chapter 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Chapter 8 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Chapter 9 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Chapter 10 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Chapter 11 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Chapter 12 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Chapter 13 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 The central processing unit (CPU) Internal architecture Microprocessor operation Intel x86 family Intel Pentium family AMD 29050 Multiple choice questions Integrated...
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