The links from this page take you to useful book suggestions - most of them
are book suggestions for electronics or programming in general.
These types of books are more useful in the long run as they give you a more solid grounding in fundamental techniques and these are books that I have found the most useful.
In the C programming link page you'll find the best books for C programming
- strangely enough the most useful is actually the smallest!
Books on C programming.
Author: Howard Johnson
the best book on practical
digital design solutions for noise and signal integrityand covers the practical
aspects of making a digital circuitry operate in the real world. It is
essential reading covering all aspects of designing systems and pcbs that work.
It covers decoupling, ground plane design, signal reflection, crosstalk, and noise problems which occur in high speed digital machines ( above 10 megahertz) but importantly it shows practical and real examples showing how to solve these problems.
Note: Even for a 10kHz clock the edges of that clock signal are at high frequency and are subject to noise and reflection so even there this book is a useful!
Author: Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill
This is the best
all round book on electronics covering a vast amount of ideas and
information. Although this is University grade stuff the information is
presented in an informal and maths free way (as much as possible).
The emphasis is on showing how devices and systems work using practical ideas and concepts so learning is not just theoretical - but theory is there as well.
It is useful as a reference source of ideas as well as showing for all types of electroncs learning from basic devices to processor systems covering all kinds of circuits in between.
Switch debounce: Three different ways to debounce input push switches with one amazing method that you can't miss.
How to Easily Use the DS18B20 Maxim One-Wire thermometer with Arduino example code showing external or parasitic power modes.
How to use the BMP280 for weather pressure measurement or altitude change detection.
How to use the TCS230 (/TCS3200) Color detector chip and easily add it to any of your projects.
How to use MC78M05BDTRKG for maximum current without using too large a heatsink pad and how to select the optimum input voltage.
How to use fixed point maths to save microcontroller memory by avoiding use of the floating point library.