Intuitive Analog Circuit Design, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124059082
  • ISBN-13: 9780124059085
  • DDC: 621.3815
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 722 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Intuitive Analog Circuit Design outlines ways of thinking about analog circuits and systems that let you develop a feel for what a good, working analog circuit design should be. This book reflects author Marc Thompson's 30 years of experience designing analog and power electronics circuits and teaching graduate-level analog circuit design, and is the ideal reference for anyone who needs a straightforward introduction to the subject. In this book, Dr. Thompson describes intuitive and "back-of-the-envelope" techniques for designing and analyzing analog circuits, including transistor amplifiers (CMOS, JFET, and bipolar), transistor switching, noise in analog circuits, thermal circuit design, magnetic circuit design, and control systems. The application of some simple rules of thumb and design techniques is the first step in developing an intuitive understanding of the behavior of complex electrical systems. Introducing analog circuit design with a minimum of mathematics, this book uses numerous real-world examples to help you make the transition to analog design. The second edition is an ideal introductory text for anyone new to the area of analog circuit design.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: Introduction and Motivation.
2: Review of Signal Processing Basics.
3: Review of Diode Physics and the Ideal (and Later, Nonideal) Diode.
4: Bipolar Transistor Models.
5: Basic Bipolar Transistor Amplifiers and Biasing.
6: Amplifier Bandwidth Estimation Techniques.
7: Advanced Amplifer Topics and Design Examples.
8: BJT High-Gain Amplifiers and Current Mirrors.
9: Introduction to Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) and Amplifiers.
10: Large-Signal Switching of Bipolar Transistors and MOSFETs.
11: Review of Feedback Systems.
12: Basic Operational Amplifier Topologies and a Case Study.
13: Review of Current Feedback Operational Amplifiers.
14: Analog Low-Pass Filters.
15: Passive Components, Prototyping Issues, and a Case Study in PC Board Layout.
16: Noise.
17: Other Useful Design Techniques and Loose Ends.