Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits

1st Edition - July 1, 2005

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  • Authors: Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781558607354
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506814

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Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general. Using the concept of ''abstraction,'' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems.

Key Features

+Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications.
+Illustrates concepts with real devices.
+Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach.
+Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry.
+Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.


digital system designers; analog and digital circuit designers;

Table of Contents

  • 1 The Circuit Abstraction
    2 Resistive Networks
    3 Network Theorems
    4 Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits
    5 The Digital Abstraction
    6 The MOSFET Switch
    7 The MOSFET Amplifier
    8 The Small Signal Model
    9 Energy Storage Elements
    10 First-order Transients
    11 Energy and Power in Digital Circuits
    12 Transients in Second Order Circuits
    13 Sinusoidal Steady State
    14 Sinusoidal Steady State: Resonance
    15 The Operational Amplifier Abstraction
    16 Diodes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1008
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2005
  • Published: July 1, 2005
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781558607354
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506814

About the Authors

Anant Agarwal

Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and a professor of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. His research focus is in parallel computer architectures and cloud software systems, and he is a founder of several successful startups, including Tilera, a company that produces scalable multicore processors. Prof. Agarwal won MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT

Jeffrey Lang

Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He served as the Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems between 1991 and 2003, and as an Associate Editor of Sensors and Actuators between 1991 and 1994. Professor Lang’s research and teaching interests focus on the analysis, design and control of electromechanical systems with an emphasis on rotating machinery, micro-scale (MEMS) sensors, actuators and energy converters, and flexible structures. Professor Lang is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a former Hertz Foundation Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Electrical Engineering, MIT

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  • Reg D. Sun Nov 21 2021

    Foundations of Anslog and Digital Electronic Circuits

    I choose the downloadable version. Quite easy to do with link and save as pdf. It’s a very weighty tome but clear and precise in its presentation. Most chapters are fairly short so don’t try to overload you with too much ingot. Overall a book to have and refer to at any time.

  • Poh H. Tue Jan 01 2019

    foundation to analog and digital electronic circuits

    It is a well written book with excellent explanations and you will enjoy reading it

  • VALERIO A. Mon May 14 2018

    Foundations os analog and digital electronic circuits

    This is the first book about electronic that explains the basic of circuit analyses, veru compreshive and easy to study. It analyses the principal electronic components, and it also has examples to resolve questions about circuits. Great job.

  • Khadiravana Tue Feb 13 2018


    This book is one of its kind. I am so grateful to Prof. Anant Agarwal for making things so crystal clear. Those who want to have a experience of what it means to learn from an MIT professor and understand why MIT is outstanding please purchase this book!

  • Visvambhara V. Tue Feb 13 2018


    This book is just outstandingly great!!! Thanks to Prof Anant Agarwal for putting his heart and soul into this book. Thank you!