Op Amps for Everyone

Op Amps for Everyone

5th Edition - July 12, 2017

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  • Authors: Bruce Carter, Ron Mancini
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116487
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128116470

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Op Amps for Everyone, Fifth Edition, will help you design circuits that are reliable, have low power consumption, and can be implemented in as small a size as possible at the lowest possible cost. It bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical by giving pragmatic solutions using components that are available in the real world from distributors. The book does not just give a design with a transfer function; instead, it provides design tools based on transfer function, getting you to a working circuit so you can make the right decision on which op amp is best for the job at hand. With this book you will learn: single op amp designs that get the most out of every amplifier; which specifications are of most importance to your design, enabling you to narrow down the list of amplifiers to those few that are most suitable; strategies for making simple tweaks to the design—changes that are often apparent once a prototype has been constructed; how to design for hostile environments—extreme temperatures, high levels of shock, vibration, and radiation—by knowing which circuit parameters are likely to degrade and how to counteract that degradation.

Key Features

  • Features real world op amp selection guides
  • Teaches which op amp is best for the job
  • Includes design circuits with real world component values
  • Contains guidelines for developing the entire signal chain, from specification for the transducer to power supply and data converter
  • Includes new coverage of negative regulation techniques and op amp stability, negative regulation techniques, extended electronics theory and troubleshooting


Electronic engineers and designers, electronics technicians, engineering students and electronics hobbyists

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Op Amp’s Place in the World
    2. Development of Ideal Op Amp Equations
    3. Single-Supply, AC Coupled Amplifiers
    4. Separating and Managing AC and DC Gain
    5. A Complete Continuum of Op Amp Cases
    6. Introduction to Stability Theory
    7. Development of Non-Ideal Op Amp Equations
    8. Voltage Feedback Op Amp Compensation
    9. Current Feedback Op Amps
    10. Voltage and Current Feedback Op Amp Comparison
    11. Fully Differential Op Amps
    12. Different Types of Op Amps
    13. Troubleshooting – What To Do When Things Go Wrong
    14. Instrumentation: Sensors to A/D Converters
    15. Op Amp Use In Digital to Analog Conversion
    16. Active Filter Design With Transfer Equations
    17. Fast, Practical Filter Design Techniques for Simple Filters
    18. High Speed Filter Design
    19. Using Op Amps for RF Design
    20. Low Voltage and Portable Design
    21. High Reliability Design
    22. Voltage Regulation
    23. Negative Voltage Regulation
    24. Other Applications
    25. Common Application Mistakes
    Appendix A. Review of Circuit Theory
    Appendix B. Understanding Op Amp Parameters
    Appendix C. Op Amp Noise Theory and Applications
    Appendix D. Circuit Board Layout Techniques
    Appendix E. A Single Supply Circuit Collection

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2017
  • Published: July 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128116487
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128116470

About the Authors

Bruce Carter

Bruce Carter
Bruce Carter holds dual degrees, Engineering Physics from Texas Tech University, and Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas. He has over 30 years of experience in analog design for military and oil field service companies. He was an applications engineer at Texas Instruments for 9 years, where he authored application notes, contributed articles, and knowledge base FAQ's.

Affiliations and Expertise

Analog Signal Chain and Power Supply Specialist, Weatherford International, Texas, USA

Ron Mancini

Ron Mancini has a BSEE degree from Newark College of Engineering and a ME degree from the university of Florida. He designed transistor circuits for about 10 years, and he designed solid state subsystems for the following 10 years. He spent more than 10 years doing applications engineering for analog ICs where he visited customers to advise on designs, solve problems, and help with the selection of analog ICs. He concluded his career with Texas Instruments doing analog applications work which included writing app notes, writing and giving seminars, troubleshooting customer designs, writing a book, and writing the Analog Angle column for EDN. During this period Ron accumulated 12 US Patents issued or applied for.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA; Columnist, EDN

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