Intuitive Analog Circuit Design by Marc ThompsonIntuitive Analog Circuit Design by Marc Thompson

Intuitive Analog Circuit Design

byMarc ThompsonEditorMarc Thompson

Paperback | November 22, 2013

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Intuitive Analog Circuit Designoutlines 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.

  • LTSPICE files and PowerPoint files available online to assist readers and instructors in simulating circuits found in the text
  • Design examples are used throughout the text, along with end-of-chapter examples
  • Covers real-world parasitic elements in circuit design and their effects
Dr. Thompson specializes in custom R/D, analysis, and failure investigations into multi-disciplinary electrical, magnetic, electromechanical and electronic systems at Thompson Consulting, Inc. (Harvard MA).The author is also Teaching Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He teaches graduat...
Title:Intuitive Analog Circuit DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:722 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2013Publisher:NewnesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124058663

ISBN - 13:9780124058668


Table of Contents

Introduction and motivation

Signal processing basics

Diode physics

Bipolar transistor models

Basic bipolar transistor amplifiers

Bandwidth estimation techniques

Advanced transistor amplifier techniques

High gain bipolar amplifiers

Introduction to MOSFET devises

Bipolar transistor switching

Review of feedback models

Basic operational amplifier topologies and a case study

Review of current feedback operational amplifiers

Analog low-pass filters

Review of passive components

Other useful design techniques and loose ends

Editorial Reviews

" excellent book for an advanced class in electrical engineering or for analog-circuit designers who want to !earn quickly about analog circuits and apply that knowledge to designing and building real circuits."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015