SPICE by Gordon RobertsSPICE by Gordon Roberts


byGordon Roberts, Adel Sedra

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) has become the industry standard for computer-aided circuit analysis for microelectronic circuits, and is used by the majority of IC designers in North America today. Unlike most SPICE books, which simply present SPICE in a how-to-usefashion, this volume outlines how SPICE is used in the process of design itself. It features methodologies for analyzing transistor and op amp circuits, over 100 SPICE examples, and numerous chapter problems. Intended to accompany Sedra and Smith's Microelectronic Circuits, 4/e, this book can alsostand alone as a manual for computer-aided circuit analysis for microelectronic circuits. SPICE decks and the examples in this book, as well as examples from the first edition, are all available on-line via the World Wide Web at http://www.macs.ece.mcgill.ca/~roberts/ROBERTS/SPICE/. Most circuit examples can be simulated using a student version of PSpice running on a low cost PC. Thisnew second edition improves upon the first by tightening up the language and shortening the volume's length by almost fifty percent in order to make the materials more useful as a supplement to Microelectronic Circuits 3/e, by Sedra and Smith. Also available from Oxford University Press to accompanySedra/Smith Microelectronic Circuits 3/E: Laboratory Manual by K.C. Smith (University of Toronto) ISBN 0-19-511103-6 Additional Problems With Solutions by K. C. Smith ISBN 0-19-510586-9 1995 Problems Supplement by K.C. Smith ISBN 0-19-510367-X
Gordon Roberts is at McGill University. Adel Sedra is at University of Toronto.
Title:SPICEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.52 × 9.25 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195108426

ISBN - 13:9780195108422


Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Spice1.1. Computer Simulation of Electronic Circuits1.2. An Outline of Spice1.2.1. Types of Analysis Performed by Spice1.2.2. Input to Spice1.2.3. Output from Spice1.3. Output Post-Processing Using Probe1.4. Examples1.4.1. Example 1: DC Node Voltages of a Linear Network1.4.2. Example 2: Transient Response of a 3-Stage Linear Amplifier1.4.3. Example 3: Setting Circuit Initial Conditions During a Transient Analysis1.4.4. Example 4: Frequency Response of a Linear Amplifier1.5. Spice Tips1.6. Bibliography1.7. Problems2. Operational Amplifiers2.1. Modeling an Ideal Op Amp with Spice2.2. Analyzing the Behavior of Ideal Op Amp Circuits2.2.1. Inverting Amplifier2.2.2. The Miller Integrator2.2.3. A Damped Miller Integrator2.2.4. The Unity-Gain Buffer2.2.5. Instrumentation Amplifier2.3. Nonideal Op Amp Performance2.3.1. Small-Signal Frequency Response of Op Amp Circuits2.3.2. Modeling the Large-Signal Behavior of Op Amps2.4. The Effects of Op Amp Large-Signal Nonidealities on Closed-Loop Behavior2.4.1. DC Transfer Characteristic of an Inverting Amplifier2.4.2. Slew-Rate Limiting2.4.3. Other Op Amp Nonidealities2.5. Spice Tips2.6. Bibliography2.7. Problems3. Diodes3.1. Describing Diodes to Spice3.1.1. Diode Element Description3.1.2. Diode Model Description3.2. Spice as a Curve Tracer3.2.1. Extracting the Small-Signal Diode Parameters3.2.2. Temperature Effects3.3. Zener Diode Modeling3.4. A Half-Wave Rectifier Circuit3.5. Limiting and Clamping Circuits3.6. Spice Tips3.7. Problems4. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)4.1. Describing BJTs to Spice4.1.1. BJT Element Description4.1.2. BJT Model Description4.1.3. Verifying NPN Transistor Circuit Operation4.2. Using Spice as a Curve Tracer4.3. Spice Analysis as a Curve Tracer4.3.1. Transistor Modes of Operation4.3.2. Computing DC Bias of a PNP Transistor Circuit4.4. BJT Transistor Amplifiers4.4.1. BJT Small-Signal Model4.4.2. Single-Stage Voltage-Amplifier Circuits4.5. DC Bias Sensitivity Analysis4.6. The Common-Emitter Amplifier4.7. Spice Tips4.8. Bibliography4.9. Problems5. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)5.1. Describing MOSFETs to Spice5.1.1. MOSFET Element Description5.1.2. MOSFET Model Description5.1.3. An Enhancement-Mode N-Channel MOSFET Circuit5.1.4. Observing the MOSFET Current - Voltage Characteristics5.2. Spice Analysis of MOSFET Circuits at DC5.2.1. An Enhancement-Mode P-Channel MOSFET Circuit5.2.2. A Depletion-Mode P-Channel MOSFET Circuit5.2.3. A Depletion-Mode N-Channel MOSFET Circuit5.3. Describing JFETs to Spice5.3.1. JFET Element Description5.3.2. JFET Model Description5.3.3. An N-Channel JFET Example5.3.4. A P-Channel JFET Example5.4. FET Amplifier Circuis5.4.1. Effect of Bias Point on Amplifier Conditions5.4.2. Small-Signal Model of the FET5.4.3. A Basic FET Amplifier Circuit5.5. Investigating Bias Stability with Spice5.6. Integrated-Circuit MOS Amplifiers5.6.1. Enhancement-Load Amplifiers Including the Body Effect5.6.2. CMOS Amplifier5.7. MOSFET Switches5.8. Describing MESFETs to PSpice5.8.1. MESFET Element Description5.8.2. MESFET Model Description5.8.3. Small-Signal MESFET Model5.8.4. A MESFET Biasing Example5.9. Spice Tips5.10. Bibliography5.11. Problems6. Differential and Multistage Amplifiers6.1. Input Excitation for the Differential Pair6.2. Small-Signal Analysis of the Differential Amplifier: Symmetric Conditions6.3. Small-Signal Analysis of the Differential Amplifier: Asymmetric Conditions6.4. Current-Source Biasing in Integrated Circuits6.5. A BJT Multistage Amplifier Circuit6.6. Spice Tips6.7. Bibliography6.8. Problems7. Frequency Response7.1. Investigating Transfer Function Behavior Using PSpice7.2. Modeling Dynamic Effects in Semiconductor Devices7.3. The Low-Frequency Response of the Common-Source Amplifier7.4. High-Frequency Response Comparison of the Common-Emitter and Cascode Amplfiers7.5. High-Frequency Response of the Common Emitter and Cascode Amplifiers7.6. Spice Tips7.7. Problems8. Feedback8.1. The General Feedback Structure8.2. Determining Loop Gain with Spice8.3. Stability Analysis Using Spice8.4. Investigating the Range of Amplifier Stability8.5. The Effect of Phase Margin on Transient Response8.6. Frequency Compensation8.7. Spice Tips8.8. Bibliography8.9. Problems9. Output Stages and Power Amplifiers9.1. Emitter-Follower Output Stage9.2. Class B Output Stage9.3. Spice Tips9.4. Problems10. Analog Integrated Circuits10.1. A Detailed Analysis of the 741 Op Amp Circuit10.2. A CMOS Op Amp10.3. Spice Tips10.4. Bibliography10.5. Problems11. Filters and Tuned Amplifiers11.1. The Butterworth and Chebyshev Transfer Functions11.2. Second-Order Active Filters Based on Inductor Replacement11.3. Second-Order Active Filters Based on the Two-Integrator-Loop Topology11.4. Tuned Amplifiers11.5. Spice Tips11.6. Bibliography11.7. Problems12. Signal Generators and Waveform - Shaping Circuits12.1. Op Amp-RC Sinusoidal Oscillators12.1.1. The Wien-Bridge Oscillator12.1.2. An Active-Filter-Tuned Oscillator12.2. Multivibrator Circuits12.3. Precision Rectifier Circuits12.4. Spice Tips12.5. Bibliography12.6. Problems13. MOS Digital Circuits13.1. NMOS Inverter with Enhancement Load13.2. NMOS Inverter with Depletion Load13.3. The CMOS Inverter13.4. A Gallium-Arsenide Inverter Circuit13.5. Spice Tips13.6. Problems14. Bipolar Digital Circuits14.1. Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)14.2. Emitter-Coupled Logic (ECL)14.3. BiCMOS Digital Circuits14.4. Bibliography14.5. ProblemsAppendix A. A.1. Diode ModelA.2. BJT ModelA.3. JET ModelA.4. MOSFET ModelA.5. MESFET ModelA.6. BibliographyAppendix B. Index

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