Analog Electronics

Analog Electronics

Analog Circuitry Explained

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Author: Ian Hickman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162287

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Analog Electronics is an 11-chapter text that covers the significant advances in several aspects of analog electronics, with emphasis on how analog circuits work. The opening chapters consider the passive and active components of analog circuits. The succeeding chapters deal with the amplification of audio-frequency electrical signals and their transformation into sound waves, as well as the passive signal processing and transmission. The discussion then shifts to the active signal processing in frequency and time domain. Other chapters examine the mechanism of radio-frequency circuits, signal sources, and power supplies. The closing chapter tackles the commercial and professional application of electronics. This book will prove useful to engineers, technicians, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Passive Components



    Inductors and Transformers

    2 Passive Circuits

    CR and LR Circuits

    Time Domain and Frequency Domain Analysis

    Frequency Analysis: Pole-Zero Diagrams

    Resonant Circuits

    3 Active Components


    Semiconductor Diodes

    Bipolar Transistors

    Field Effect Transistors


    Operational Amplifiers


    4 Audio-Frequency Signals and Reproduction

    Audio Amplifiers


    Negative Feedback


    Signal Sources

    5 Passive Signal Processing and Signal Transmission

    Transmission Line Communication and Attenuation

    Resistive Line Sections: Pads

    Reactive Line Sections: Delay Lines


    6 Active Signal Processing in the Frequency Domain

    First-Order Active Circuits

    Higher-Order Active Circuits

    State Variable Filters

    Further High-Order Filter Design

    7 Active Signal Processing in the Time Domain

    Amplifiers and Multipliers


    Further Applications of Analog Processing

    Pulse Modulation

    8 Radio-Frequency Circuits

    Modulation of Radio Waves

    Low-Power RF Amplifiers



    Noise and Dynamic Range

    Impedances and Gain




    9 Signal Sources

    Voltage References

    Non-Sinusoidal Waveform Generators

    Sine Wave Generators

    Voltage-Controlled Oscillators and Phase Detectors

    Noise Generators

    10 Power Supplies



    Mains Transformers

    Linear Stabilized Supplies

    Inverters and Frequency Converters

    DC Converters

    High-Frequency Switching Supplies

    Non-Isolated Low-Voltage Supplies

    11 Tricks of the Trade

    Extremums and Normalizing

    FDNRs and Filter Design

    Synthetic Inductors

    Component Tolerances

    Power Supplies


    Decoupling and Characteristic Separation

    Audio Oscillators and Signal Processing


    Appendix 1 Resistors

    Appendix 2 Universal Resonance Curve for Series Resonant Circuit

    Appendix 3 Normalized Values

    Appendix 4 Network Performance: Summary Diagrams

    Appendix 5 Scattering Parameters

    Appendix 6 Battery Equivalents and Battery Performance Data

    Appendix 7 Comparative Gauges for Copper Winding Wires


Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1990
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162287

About the Author

Ian Hickman

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Electronics author and freelance journalist

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