Analog Circuit Design: Volt Electronics; Mixed-Mode Systems; Low-Noise and RF Power Amplifiers for Telecommunication concentrates on three topics:
- Volt Electronics
- Design and Implementation of Mixed-Mode Systems
- Low-Noise and RF Power Amplifiers for Telecommunication
The book comprises six papers on each topic written by internationally recognised experts. These papers are tutorial in nature and together make a substantial contribution to improving the design of analog circuits. The book is divided into three parts:
- Part I "Volt Electronics" -- presents some of the circuit design challenges which are having to be met as the need for more electronics on a chip forces smaller transistor dimensions, and thus lower breakdown voltages. The papers cover techniques for 1-Volt electronics.
- Part II "Design and Implementation of Mixed-Mode Systems" -- deals with the various problems that are encountered in mixed analog-digital design. In the future, all integrated circuits are bound to contain both digital and analog sub-blocks. Problems such as substrate bounce and other substrate coupling effects cause deterioration in signal integrity. Both aspects of mixed-signal design have been addressed in this section and it shows that careful layout techniques embedded in a hierarchical design methodology can allow us to cope with most of the challenges presented by mixed analog-digital design.
- Part III "Low-noise and RF Power Amplifiers for Telecommunication" -- focuses on telecommunications systems. In these systems low-noise amplifiers are front-ends of receiver designs. At the transmitter part a high-performance, high-efficiency power amplifier is a critical design. Examples of system parts are described in this section.
Hardcover, 428 pages