Intuitive Analog Circuit Design Highlights  Introduces analog circuit design with a minimum of mathematics.
 Gives readers an intuitive "feel" for analog circuit operation and rulesofthumb for their design.
 Uses numerous analogies from digital design to help readers whose main background is in digital make the transition to analog design.
 Accompanying CDROM contains PowerPoint presentations for each chapter and MATLAB files used in the text.
Intuitive Analog Circuit Design Description This book reflects Dr. Thompson's twenty years of experience designing and teaching analog circuit design, and is an outgrowth of course notes from his graduatelevel analog circuit design course taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute entitled "Analog Circuits and Intuition." In this class, he describes intuitive and "back of the envelope" techniques for designing and analyzing analog circuits, including transistor amplifiers (CMOS and bipolar), transistor switching, thermal circuit design, magnetic circuit design, control systems, and the like. The application of some simple rulesofthumb and design techniques is the first step in developing an intuitive understanding of the behavior of complex electrical systems. This book outlines some ways of thinking about analog circuits and systems that hopefully develops such "circuit intuition" and a "feel" for what a good, working analog circuit design should be.  496 pages 492 ills
 Trim size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
 Copyright 2006
Intuitive Analog Circuit Design Readership Analog, linear, and power supply engineers; electronics engineering students Intuitive Analog Circuit Design Contents  Introduction and motivation
 Signal processing basics: Review of Bode plots, Review of polezero plots, Secondorder systems, Relationship between bandwidth and rise time
 Review of bipolar device physics: Intrinsic semiconductor, Electrons and holes, Drift and diffusion, Doping and its effect on carrier concentrations
 Bipolar device models: Diode largesignal model, Diode small signal model, Transistor largesignal model, Transistor smallsignal model, Transistor charge storage
 Review of feedback systems: Block diagrams, Routh stability criteria, Bodeplot method for determining stability of feedback systems, Compensation techniques, Design examplePhotodiode amplifier, Design example  operational amplifier.
 Bipolar transistor amplifiers: Commonemitter amplifier, Bandwidth of commonemitter amplifier, Other building blocks
 Bandwidth estimation techniques: Dominant poles, Method of opencircuit time constants, Method of shortcircuit time constants, Design example  high frequency amplifier, Design example  high frequency gain of +5 amplifier with high current output
 Transistor switching and switching speed estimation: Models, Chargecontrol model, Basecurrent driven switch, Voltagedriven switch, Emitter current switching, Design example  semiconductor diode switching
 Transistor extended models: Development of extended model, Other building blocks, Design example  high gain amplifier
 CMOS amplifiers: MOSFET,MOSFET largesignal model, MOSFET smallsignal model
 Advanced transistor amplifier design techniques: Bootstrapping, Current switching, Current mirrors
 Operational amplifier topologies: Basic bipolar amplifier, Basic CMOS amplifier, Design example: bipolar operational amplifier
 Operational amplifier limitations  realworld opamps: Gain, Voltage offset, Input current, Commonmode rejection ratio (CMRR), Power supply rejection ratio (PSRR, Output impedance, Frequency response
 Operational amplifier circuit potpourri: Standard topologies, Differential amplifier, SallenKey circuit
 Currentfeedback opamps
 Analog filtering: Topologies, Implementation methods, Low pass to band pass and low pass to high pass transformations, Design example  1 MHz lowpass video filter, Design example  2 MHz bandwidth, 3.58 MHz centered band pass filter
 PC board layout, hints and rulesofthumb: Basics of grounding, Impedance of a PC board trace, Power supply bypassing
 Passive components  real world issues: Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors
 Use of circuit analogies: Mechanical circuit analogies, Thermal circuits, Magnetic circuits
 Other random useful design techniques: Middlebrook's extra element theorem, Cramer's rule.
Intuitive Analog Circuit Design Author Information By Marc Thompson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA. ISBN10: 0750677864 ISBN13: 9780750677868
