Intuitive Analog Circuit Design


  • Marc Thompson, Thompson Consulting, Inc. MA, USA. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA.

Intuitive Analog Circuit Design outlines ways of thinking about analog circuits and systems that let you develop a feel for what a good, working analog circuit design should be. This book reflects author Marc Thompson's 30 years of experience designing analog and power electronics circuits and teaching graduate-level analog circuit design, and is the ideal reference for anyone who needs a straightforward introduction to the subject.

In this book, Dr. Thompson describes intuitive and "back-of-the-envelope" techniques for designing and analyzing analog circuits, including transistor amplifiers (CMOS, JFET, and bipolar), transistor switching, noise in analog circuits, thermal circuit design, magnetic circuit design, and control systems. The application of some simple rules of thumb and design techniques is the first step in developing an intuitive understanding of the behavior of complex electrical systems.

Introducing analog circuit design with a minimum of mathematics, this book uses numerous real-world examples to help you make the transition to analog design. The second edition is an ideal introductory text for anyone new to the area of analog circuit design.

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Electronics engineers and designers; analog designers; engineering students; electronics hobbyists


Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405866-8


" excellent book for an advanced class in electrical engineering or for analog-circuit designers who want to !earn quickly about analog circuits and apply that knowledge to designing and building real circuits."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015

Table of Contents

Introduction and motivation

Signal processing basics

Diode physics

Bipolar transistor models

Basic bipolar transistor amplifiers

Bandwidth estimation techniques

Advanced transistor amplifier techniques

High gain bipolar amplifiers

Introduction to MOSFET devises

Bipolar transistor switching

Review of feedback models

Basic operational amplifier topologies and a case study

Review of current feedback operational amplifiers

Analog low-pass filters

Review of passive components

Other useful design techniques and loose ends