Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design


  • Nihal Kularatna, Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Kularatna's new book describes modern component families and how to design circuit blocks using them. While much of this information may be available elsewhere, in Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design it is integrated with additional design hints that are unique. The discussion covers most components necessary in an embedded design or a DSP-based real time system design. The chapter on modern semi-conductor sensors allows system designers to use the latest sensor ICs for real-world physical parameter sensing.
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Engineers and circuit designers


Book information

  • Published: February 2000
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9992-1


. . .this book can serve as a valuable resource and application idea source for upper-division undergraduate students and faculty involved in electronic design activities; professional design engineers; and two-year technical program students. - E.M. Aupperle, University of Michigan This volume effectively assembles various design strategies and information previously found only scattered in a vast array of technical application notes, engineering bulletins, and electronic data books. The volume also offers significant knowledge on critical characteristics and parameters for these building blocks, as well as a look at the relative strengths and weaknesses of different implementations...The book is successful enough to grant a designer's viewpoint on modern components and appends a practical approach to design problems rather than a generic analysis of broad engineering issues. Since the text emphasizes both fundamentals and new paradigms that are essential in modern circuit design, it is undoubtedly a good compendium for classroom usage and industrial practice. The major advantage of this book is its utilization of a lucid, intuitive language to gradually develop the reader's understanding of important concepts in modern electronic component systems and circuit design. Given this approach, Kularatna's readers will find the book beneficial not only to reinforce their technical foundation, but also to update themselves with the ever-altering electronic component systems technology...In sum, Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design is a book that electrical and electronic engineering senior undergraduate and (advanced) graduate students, designers, practitioners, academicians, or researchers should find extremely interesting, informative - and perhaps most important - refreshingly different. - IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2004

Table of Contents

Voltage References and Voltage Regulators; Operational Amplifiers; Data Converters; Microprocessors and Microcontrollers; Digital Signal Processors; Optoisolators; Sensors; Nonlinear Devices; Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management; Programmable Logic Devices