Description

* Covers the fundamentals of linear/analog circuit and system design to guide engineers with their design challenges.

* Based on the Application Notes of Linear Technology, the foremost designer of high performance analog products, readers will gain practical insights into design techniques and practice.

* Broad range of topics, including power management tutorials, switching regulator design, linear regulator design, data conversion, signal conditioning, and high frequency/RF design.

* Contributors include the leading lights in analog design, Robert Dobkin, Jim Williams and Carl Nelson, among others.

* Online support package, including LTspiceÒ software, Design Notes, plus videos and data sheets can be found at

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Analog circuit and system design today is more essential than ever before. With the growth of digital systems, wireless communications, complex industrial and automotive systems, designers are challenged to develop sophisticated analog solutions. This comprehensive source book of circuit design solutions will aid systems designers with elegant and practical design techniques that focus on common circuit design challenges. The book’s in-depth application examples provide insight into circuit design and application solutions that you can apply in today’s demanding designs.

Key Features

* Covers the fundamentals of linear/analog circuit and system design to guide engineers with their design challenges.

* Based on the Application Notes of Linear Technology, the foremost designer of high performance analog products, readers will gain practical insights into design techniques and practice.

* Broad range of topics, including power management tutorials, switching regulator design, linear regulator design, data conversion, signal conditioning, and high frequency/RF design.

* Contributors include the leading lights in analog design, Robert Dobkin, Jim Williams and Carl Nelson, among others.

Readership

Electronics engineers and designers; electronics technicians; engineering students; electronics hobbyists, circuit designers, electrical engineers, instrumentation engineers, or electrical engineering students.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Power Management

Section 1 Power Management Tutorials

Performance Enhancement Techniques for 3-Terminal Regulators (AN2)

Ceramic Input Capacitors Can Cause Overvoltage Transients (AN88)

Minimizing Switching Regulator Residue in Linear Regulator Outputs (AN101)

Transient Load Testing for Voltage Regulators (AN104)

Section 2 Switching Regulator Design

Switching Regulators: Theory and Practice (AN19)

Switching Regulators for Poets (AN25)

Some Thoughts on DC/DC Converters (AN29)

Step-Down Switching Regulators (AN35)

Theoretical Considerations for Buck Mode Switching Regulators (AN44)

A Monolithic Switching Regulator with 100µV Output Noise (AN70)

Powering Complex FPGA-Based Systems Using Highly Integrated DC/DC µModule Regulator Systems (AN119A)

Powering Complex FPGA-Based Systems Using Highly Integrated DC/DC µModule Regulator Systems (AN119B)

Diode Turn-On Time Induced Failures in Switching Regulators (AN122)

Section 3 Linear Regulator Design

High Efficiency Linear Regulators (AN32)

Performance Verification of Low Noise, Low Dropout Regulators (AN83)

Section 4 High Voltage and High Current Applications

Parasitic Capacitance Effects in Step-Up Transformer Design (AN39)

High Efficiency, High Density, PolyPhase Converters for High Current Applications (AN77)

High Voltage, Low Noise, DC/DC Converters (AN118)

Section 5 Powering Lasers and Illumination Devices

A Fourth Generation of LCD Backlight Technology (AN65)

Ultracompact LCD Backlight Inverters (AN81)

A Thermoelectric Cooler Temperature Controller for Fiber Optic Lasers (AN89)

Current Sources for Fiber Optic Lasers (AN90)

Bias Voltage and Current Sense Circuits for Avalanche Photodiodes (AN92)

Simple Circuitry for Cellular Telephone/Camera Flash Illumination (AN95)

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Details

No. of pages:
960
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780123851857
Electronic ISBN:
9780123851864

About the authors

Bob Dobkin

Bob Dobkin is a founder and Chief Technical Officer of Linear Technology Corporation. Prior to 1999, he was responsible for all new product development at Linear. Before founding Linear Technology in 1981, Dobkin was Director of Advanced Circuit Development at National Semiconductor for eleven years. He has been intimately involved in the development of high performance linear integrated circuits for over 30 years and has generated many industry standard circuits. Dobkin holds over 100 patents pertaining to linear ICs and has authored over 50 articles and papers. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, CA, USA

Jim Williams

Jim Williams, who worked for Linear Technology for nearly three decades, was a talented and prolific circuit designer and author in the field of analog electronics until his untimely passing in 2011. In nearly 30 years with Linear, he had the unique role of staff scientist with interests spanning product definition, development and support. Before joining Linear Technology in 1982, Williams worked in National Semiconductor’s Linear Integrated Circuits Group for three years. Williams was a legendary circuit designer, problem solver, mentor and writer with writings published as Linear application notes and EDN magazine articles. In addition, he was writer/editor of four books. Williams was named Innovator of the Year by EDN magazine in 1992, elected to Electronic Design Hall of Fame in 2002, and was honored posthumously by EDN and EE Times in 2012 as the first recipient of the Jim Williams Contributor of the Year Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, California

Reviews

"This book is a great companion volume to Volume I with informative application notes and a full complement of reference designs. The chapters are not just every day application notes and reference designs, but give insights to problem-solving, design decision-making the thought process that goes along with a robust, successful design. That's why I love this book…This book is a keeper that needs to be on every designer's bookshelf, right next to Volume I."--EDN.com, March 5, 2013
"Subtitled 'Immersion in the black art of analog design', this huge book has over 1,200 A4 pages of joy…you will learn something from every page…delightfully readable."--ElectronicsWeekly.com, April 11, 2013
"…this is quite an extensive work with 1250 pages. A collection of "application notes"…[it will] help you understand and solve practical problems. Here interesting questions will be answered such as ‘Why is my phone ringing,’ but also highly complex power supply circuits."--Design and Elektronik, February 2013, page 51 (in German)
"For analog designers or anyone who brushes against analog design issues…Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions...is a great place to start. Each time I look through this book, I get new insight and understanding based on the knowledge, experience, challenges, and mysteries the authors and other contributors bring…books like this can help you get your job done faster and with fewer re-spins."--Planet Analog, January 22, 3013
"This in-depth source book of circuit design solutions supplies engineers with practical design techniques that focus on common analog challenges. The full support package includes online resources such as data sheets, design notes and LTspice design simulation software tools from Linear Technology."--EETimes.com and others, December 19, 2012 and December 17, 2012
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