In Analog Design Essentials, author Willy Sansen starts with elementary stages in building up operational amplifiers. The synthesis of op-amps is covered in great detail, such that lowest power consumption is always guaranteed. Many examples are included, operating at low supply voltages. Chapters on noise, distortion, filters, ADC/DACs and oscillators follow. These are all based on the extensive amount of teaching that the author has carried out both at universities and companies world-wide. All chapters have been drawn up specifically for self-study. They aim, however, at different levels of understanding.
All start with elementary material. Most chapters also contain advanced material, especially from Chapter 9 onwards. A new format is used for this book. All slides are included on a CD-ROM as PDF files, and are reproduced in the book, followed by the comments normally given by a teacher.
Hardcover, 780 pages, CD-ROM included, tentative publication date May 22, 2006.