Analog Circuits

Analog Circuits

1st Edition - May 12, 2008

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  • Editor: Robert Pease
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569819
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750686273

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Newnes has worked with Robert Pease, a leader in the field of analog design to select the very best design-specific material that we have to offer. The Newnes portfolio has always been know for its practical no nonsense approach and our design content is in keeping with that tradition. This material has been chosen based on its timeliness and timelessness. Designers will find inspiration between these covers highlighting basic design concepts that can be adapted to today's hottest technology as well as design material specific to what is happening in the field today. As an added bonus the editor of this reference tells you why this is important material to have on hand at all times. A library must for any design engineers in these fields.

Key Features

  • Hand-picked content selected by analog design legend Robert Pease
  • Proven best design practices for op amps, feedback loops, and all types of filters
  • Case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project


Analog designers and engineers

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 Review of Feedback Systems
    *Introduction and Some Early History of Feedback Control
    *Invention of the Negative Feedback Amplifier
    *Control System Basics
    *Loop Transmission and Disturbance Rejection
    *Routh Stability Criterion
    *The Phase Margin and Gain Margin Tests
    *Relationship Between Damping Ratio and Phase Margin
    *Loop Compensation Techniques¡XLead and Lag Networks
    *Parenthetical Comment on Some Interesting Feedback Loops
    *Example 1.1: Gain of +1 amplifier
    *Example 1.2: Gain of +10 amplifier
    *Example 1.3: Integral control of reactive load
    *Example 1.4: Photodiode amplifier
    *Example 1.5: MOSFET current source
    *Example 1.6: Maglev example
    *Appendix: MATLAB Scripts MATLAB script for gain of +1 and +10 amplifiers

    Chapter 2 My Approach to Feedback Loop Design
    *My Approach to Design
    *What Is a V/I Source?
    *An Ideal V/I Source
    *Designing a V/I Source
    *Capacitive Load Compensation
    *Model to Investigate Overshoot
    *Back To The Frequency Domain
    *Range of Compensation Required
    *Phase Margin Approach to Loop Compensation
    *LTX Device Power Source (DPS) Performance
    *Summary of My Method

    CHAPTER 3 Basic Operational Amplifier Topologies and a Case Study
    *Basic Device Operation
    *Example 3.1: Case study: Design, analysis and simulation of a discrete operational amplifier
    *Brief Review of LM741 Op-Amp Schematic
    *Some Real-World Limitations of Operational Amplifiers Voltage offset
    *Example 3.2: Op-amp driving capacitive load

    CHAPTER 4 Finding the Perfect Op Amp for Your Perfect Circuit
    *Choose the Technology Wisely
    *Using these Fundamentals
    *Amplifier Design Pitfalls

    CHAPTER 5 Review of Passive Components and a Case Study in PC Board Layout
    *Comments on Surface-Mount Resistors
    *Comments on Resistor Types
    *Discussion of Printed-Circuit Board Layout Issues
    *Approximate Inductance of a PC Board Trace Above a Ground Plane
    *Example 5.1: Design case study¡Xhigh-speed semiconductor laser diode driver

    *A Quick Introduction to Analog Filters
    *Passive Filters
    *"Normalization" and "De-normalization"
    *Poles and Zero's
    *Active Lowpass Filters
    *First-Order Filter Section
    *Sallen-Key Lowpass Filter
    *Sallen-Key Roll-Off Deficiencies
    *Denormalizing Sallen-Key Filter Designs
    *State Variable Lowpass Filters
    *Cauer and Inverse Chebyshev Active Filters
    *Denormalizing State Variable or Biquad Designs
    *Frequency Dependent Negative Resistance (FDNR) Filters
    *Denormalization of FDNR Filters References

    *Active Highpass Filters
    *First-Order Filter Section
    *Sample-and-Difference Circuit
    *Sallen-Key Highpass Filter
    *Using Lowpass Pole to Find Component Values
    *Using Highpass Poles to Find Component Values
    *Operational Amplifier Requirements
    *Denormalizing Sallen-Key or First-Order Designs
    *State Variable Highpass Filters
    *Cauer and Inverse Chebyshev Active Filters
    *Denormalizing State Variable or Biquad Designs
    *Gyrator Filters

    CHAPTER 8 Noise ¡V The Three Categories: Device, Conducted and Emitted
    *Definitions of Noise Specifications and Terms

    Chapter 9 How to Design Analog Circuits without a Computer or a Lot of Paper
    *My Background
    *Breaking Down a Circuit
    *Equivalent Circuits
    *Stock Parts Values
    *RC Networks
    *Stabilizing a Feedback Loop
    *Circuit Impedance
    *New Parts
    *How Much To Learn
    *Settling Time Tester

    *Lowpass to Bandpass Transformation
    *Passive Filters
    *Formula for Passive Bandpass Filter Denormalization
    *Active Bandpass Filters
    *Bandpass Poles and Zeroes
    *Bandpass Filter Midband Gain
    *Multiple Feedback Bandpass Filter
    *Dual Amplifier Bandpass (DABP) Filter
    *Denormalizing DABP Active Filter Designs
    *State Variable Bandpass Filters
    *Denormalization of State Variable Design
    *Cauer and Inverse Chebyshev Active Filters
    *Denormalizing Biquad Designs

    CHAPTER 11 Bandstop (Notch) Filters
    *Passive Filters
    *Formula for Passive Bandstop Filter Denormalization
    *Active Bandstop Filters
    *Bandstop Poles and Zeroes
    *The Twin Tee Bandstop Filter
    *Denormalization of Twin Tee Notch Filter
    *Bandstop Using Multiple Feedback Bandpass Section
    *Denormalization of Bandstop Design Using MFBP Section
    *Bandstop Using Dual Amplifier Bandpass (DABP) Section
    *Denormalization of Bandstop Design Using DABP Section
    *State Variable Bandstop Filters
    *Denormalization of Bandstop State Variable Filter Section
    *Cauer and Inverse Chebyshev Active Filters
    *Denormalization of Bandstop Biquad Filter Section

    Chapter 12 Current¡VFeedback Amplifiersƒn
    *The Conventional Op Amp
    *Gain¡VBandwidth Trade-off
    *Slew-Rate Limiting
    *The Current¡VFeedback Amplifier
    *No Gain¡VBandwidth Trade-off
    *Absence of Slew-Rate Limiting
    *Second-Order Effects
    *CF Application Considerations
    *CF Amp Integrators
    *Stray Input¡VCapacitance Compensation
    *Noise in CF Amp Circuits
    *Low Distortion for Fast Sine Waves Using CF Amps
    *Drawbacks of Current Feedback Amplifiers, versus Conventional Op-amps.

    CHAPTER 13 The Basics Behind Analog-to-Digital Converters
    *The Key Specifications of Your ADC
    *Delta-sigma (∆−£U) Converters
    *Decimation Filter

    CHAPTER 14 The Right ADC for the Right Application
    *Classes of Input Signals
    *Temperature Sensor Signal Chains
    *Using an RTD for Temperature Sensing: SAR Converter or Delta-Sigma Solution?
    *The RTD Current Excitation Circuit for the SAR Circuit
    *RTD Signal Conditioning Path Using the SAR ADC
    *Is the SAR ADC Right for this Temperature Sensing Application?
    *RTD Signal Conditioning Path Using the Delta-sigma ADC
    *Is the Delta-sigma ADC Right for this Temperature Sensing Application?
    *Measuring Pressure: SAR Converter or Delta-sigma Solution?
    *The Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor
    *The Pressure Sensor Signal Conditioning Path Using a SAR ADC
    *Pressure Sensor Signal Conditioning Path Using a Delta-sigma ADC
    *Photodiode Applications
    *Photosensing Signal Conditioning Path Using a SAR ADC
    *Photosensing Signal Conditioning Path Using a Delta-sigma ADC
    *Motor Control Solutions

    CHAPTER 15 Working the Analog Problem From the Digital Domain
    *Pulse Width Modulators (PWM) Used as a Digital-to-Analog Converter
    *Looking At This Reference in the Time Domain
    *Changing This Digital Signal to Analog
    *Defining Your Analog Low-Pass Filter for your PWM-DAC
    *Pulling the Time Domain and Frequency Domain Together
    *Using the Comparator for Analog Conversions
    *Input Range of a Comparator (VIN+ and VIN¡V)
    *Input Hysteresis
    *Window Comparator
    *Combining the Comparator with a Timer
    *Using the Timer and Comparator to Build a Delta-Sigma A/D Converter
    *Delta-Sigma Theory
    *The Controller Implementation
    *Error Analysis of this Delta-sigma A/D Converter Implemented with a Controller
    *RDS ON Error
    *RA0 Port Leakage Current
    *Nonsymmetrical Output Port (RA3)
    *Voltage Reference
    *Other Input Ranges
    *Input Range of 2 V to 3 V
    *Input Range of 10 V to 15 V
    *Input Range of ¡Ó500 mV

    Chapter 16 What¡¦s All This Error Budget Stuff, Anyhow?

    Chapter 17 What's All This VBE Stuff, Anyhow?

    Chapter 18 The Zoo Circuit

    APPENDIX A Analog-to-Digital Converter Specification Definitions and Formulas

    Appendix B Capacitor Coefficients for Lowpass Sallen-Key Filters

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2008
  • Published: May 12, 2008
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569819
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750686273

About the Editor

Robert Pease

Pease attended Mt. Hermon School, and graduated from MIT in 1961 with a BSEE. He worked at Philbrick Researches up to 1975 and designed many OpAmps and Analog Computing Modules.

Pease joined National Semiconductor in 1976. He has designed about 24 analog ICs including power regulators, voltage references, and temp sensors. He has written 65+ magazine articles and holds about 21 US patents. Pease is the self-declared Czar of Bandgaps since 1986. He enjoys hiking and trekking in Nepal, and ferroequinology. His position at NSC is Staff Scientist. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Pease wrote the definitive book, TROUBLESHOOTING ANALOG CIRCUITS, now in its 18th printing. It has been translated into French, German, Dutch, Russian, and Polish. Pease is a columnist in Electronic Design magazine, with over 240 columns published. The column, PEASE PORRIDGE, covers a wide range of technical topics.

Pease also has posted many technical and semi-technical items on his main web-site: Many of Pease's recent columns are accessible there.

Pease was inducted into the E.E. Hall Of Fame in 2002. Refer to: See Pease's other web site at

Affiliations and Expertise

National Semiconductor Corporation

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  • John L. Wed Feb 21 2018

    Good reference.

    Good reference.