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Hickman's Analog and RF Circuits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750637428, 9780080507996

Hickman's Analog and RF Circuits

1st Edition

Author: Ian Hickman
eBook ISBN: 9780080507996
Paperback ISBN: 9780750637428
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 15th January 1998
Page Count: 320
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Hickman's latest guide is essential reading for anyone designing analog circuits. This book, along with the recent Analog Circuits Cookbook also available from Newnes, will enlighten, inform, interest and even amuse readers, and give them the ability to tackle analog and RF design problems with confidence.

Based on articles published in Electronics World, this book covers such topics as RF amplifiers, oscillator design and behaviour, waveform analysis, optoelectronics, filters and op-amps, as well as offering intriguing insights in chapters such as Cautionary Tales for Circuit Designers, Circuit Reflections and Is Matching Easy?

Ian Hickman is one of the world's leading analog and RF engineers. Using illustrations and examples rather than tough mathematical theory, Ian Hickman presents a wealth of ideas and tips based on his own workbench experience.

Key Features

  • Essential reading for analog circuit designers
  • Hickman's wit and wisdom is based on a wealth of industrial experience
  • Helps readers tackle analog and RF design problems with confidence


Electronics engineers, technicians and enthusiasts; small electronic RF design companies; students; academics

Table of Contents

Part 1: General analog circuitry
Voltage references
Versatile twin amplifier has many uses
Differentiating op-amps
Current conveyor ICs - a new building block
Single-pot polarity and gain adjustment
LCR measuring transformed; Cautionary tales for circuit designers
Analog signal processing
Reflections opto-electronics

Part 2: Audio: Low distortion audio oscillator
MOSFET stabilises Wien amplitude
High-performance THD meter
Listening for clues

Part 3: RF: White noise - white knight
Ready to use RF amplifiers; Synchronous oscillators: alternative to PLL?
The ins and outs of oscillator action
The transformer-ratio-arm-bridge
Smaller steps to better performance
Tweaking the diode detector
Oscillating at UHF
Modulating linearly
Sweeping to VHF

Part 4: Basic principles
Charting RF performance
Magic numbers in electronics
Harmonising theory with practice
Analysing waveforms in the practical world
Sinewaves step by step
Is matching easy?


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About the Author

Ian Hickman

Affiliations and Expertise

Electronics author and freelance journalist


"Essential reading for anyone designing analog circuits." --Elektor Electronics

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