A Baker's Dozen

Real Analog Solutions for Digital Designers


  • Bonnie Baker, Columnist for EDN Magazine's "Baker's Best"

This book has been written to help digital engineers who need a few basic analog tools in their toolbox. For practicing digital engineers, students, educators and hands-on managers who are looking for the analog foundation they need to handle their daily engineering problems, this will serve as a valuable reference to the nuts-and-bolts of system analog design in a digital world. This book is a hands-on designer's guide to the most important topics in analog electronics—such as Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog conversion, operational amplifiers, filters, and integrating analog and digital systems. The presentation is tailored for engineers who are primarily experienced and/or educated in digital circuit design. This book will teach such readers how to "think analog" when it is the best solution to their problem. Special attention is also given to fundamental topics, such as noise and how to use analog test and measurement equipment, that are often ignored in other analog titles aimed at professional engineers.
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Circuit design engineers, both analog and digital. Electronics engineering students.


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7819-3


"This self-teaching primer will enhance your design, decision, and debugging skills so that you can face the reality of mixed-signal systems or digital designs with their inevitable analog-world aspects." - Bill Schweber, EDN Magazine "If digital engineers buy this excellent book it will reduce the number of e-mails that I and many application engineers get on an almost daily basis looking for assistance, particularly in op amp scaling and layout issues." - Paul McGoldrick Editor-in-Chief of analogZONE "Unlike a 'theoretical' book that covers circuit design in a detached 'perfect' world, this book provides information gathered during many years of bench-level engineering. It's the practical and current nature of the information in this book that will set it apart from other books about circuit design." - John Titus, Former Chief Editor of EDN and Test & Measurement World magazines

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Bridging the Gap Between Analog and Digital2. The Basics Behind Analog-to-Digital Converters3. The Right ADC for the Right Application4. Do I Filter Now, Later or Never?5. Finding the Perfect Op Amp for your Perfect Circuit6. Putting the Amp into a Linear System7. SPICE of Life8. Working the Analog Problem from the Digital Domain9. Systems Where Analog and Digital Work Together10. Noise – The Three Categories: Device, Conducted and Emitted11. Layout/Grounding (Precision, High Speed and Digital)12. The Trouble With Troubleshooting Your Mixed-Signal Designs Without the Right Tools13. Combining Digital and Analog in the Same Engineer, and on the Same BoardAppendix A: Analog-to-Digital Converter Specification DefinitionsAppendix B: Reading FFTsAppendix C: Op Amp Specification Definitions and FormulasIndex