The linear IC market is large and growing, as is the demand for well trained technicians and engineers who understand how these devices work and how to apply them. Linear Integrated Circuits provides in-depth coverage of the devices and their operation, but not at the expense of practical applications in which linear devices figure prominently. This book is written for a wide readership from FE and first degree students, to hobbyists and professionals. Chapter 1 offers a general introduction that will provide students with the foundations of linear IC technology. From chapter 2 onwards there is thorough coverage of the operational amplifier - perhaps the most common of all linear IC devices. The book continues to develop the theme of op-amps over several chapters and then switches to non-op-amp forms. Finally, because microwave linear IC devices (MMIC chips) are becoming increasingly important, a chapter is devoted to high-frequency devices (VHF and up). All of this is clearly presented with useful examples. Joseph J. Carr is a prolific writer and working scientist in the field of radar engineering and avionics architecture. He has written over 25 books and regularly contributes to electronics magazines.

Key Features

Practical primer in linear IC technology Subject often overlooked in traditional (digital-biased) courses Provides students with complete coverage of op amps, and other devices


Electronics students at FE and first degree level; technicians and engineers.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Introduction to linear integrated circuit devices; The IC operational amplifier; Inverting and noninverting operational amplifier configurations; Dealing with practical operational amplifiers; Instrumentation amplifiers; Isolation amplifiers; Non-operational IC linear amplifiers; High frequency, VHF, UHF and microwave linear IC devices; IC waveform generators and waveshaping circuits; DC power supplies for linear IC circuits; Index


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About the authors

Joseph Carr

Joe Carr devoted his life to furthering a wider understanding of electronics and spreading his passion for radio, becoming one of the USA’s best known technical authors with over 25 books and hundreds of magazine articles to his name. Newnes is proud to have published a number of his recent titles, including his last book, RF Components and Circuits.

Affiliations and Expertise

US Defense Department

Joe Carr

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Electronics Engineer (avionics) with US Defense Department and leading electronics author for Newnes and Prompt.