A Baker's Dozen

A Baker's Dozen

Real Analog Solutions for Digital Designers

1st Edition - May 16, 2005

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  • Author: Bonnie Baker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080475998
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750678193

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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.

Key Features

  • Extensive use of case-histories and real design examples
  • Offers digital designers the right analog "tool" for the job at hand
  • Conversational, annecdotal "tone" is very easily accessible by students and practitioners alike


Circuit design engineers, both analog and digital. Electronics engineering students

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    About the Author
    1. Bridging the Gap Between Analog and Digital
    2. The Basics Behind Analog-to-Digital Converters
    3. The Right ADC for the Right Application
    4. Do I Filter Now, Later or Never?
    5. Finding the Perfect Op Amp for your Perfect Circuit
    6. Putting the Amp into a Linear System
    7. SPICE of Life
    8. Working the Analog Problem from the Digital Domain
    9. Systems Where Analog and Digital Work Together
    10. Noise – The Three Categories: Device, Conducted and Emitted
    11. Layout/Grounding (Precision, High Speed and Digital)
    12. The Trouble With Troubleshooting Your Mixed-Signal Designs Without the Right Tools
    13. Combining Digital and Analog in the Same Engineer, and on the Same Board
    Appendix A: Analog-to-Digital Converter Specification Definitions
    Appendix B: Reading FFTs
    Appendix C: Op Amp Specification Definitions and Formulas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2005
  • Published: May 16, 2005
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080475998
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750678193

About the Author

Bonnie Baker

Bonnie Baker has been involved with analog design and analog systems for nearly 20 years, having started as a manufacturing product engineer supporting analog products at Burr-Brown. From there, Bonnie moved up to IC design, analog division strategic marketer, and then corporate applications engineering manager. In 1998, she joined Microchip Technology’s Microperipherals Division as the analog/mixed signal applications engineering manager. This has expanded her background to not only include analog applications, but to the microcontroller.

Bonnie holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ). In addition to her fascination with analog design, Bonnie has a drive to share her knowledge and experience and has written more than 200 articles, design notes, and application notes and she is a frequent presenter at technical conferences and shows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Columnist for EDN Magazine's "Baker's Best"

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  • MattiRintala Tue Apr 02 2019

    Good book

    Good book