George Clayton's Operational Amplifiers is a well established undergraduate text - offering full coverage of the subject for HNC/HND electronic engineering as well as first and second year degree modules. It has also proved popular in industry as a reference text. Having previously been fully revised by Steve Winder, this classic textbook covers all the latest developments in the field, matched to current degree module syllabuses in both the UK and USA. The introductory sections assume only a basic grounding in electronics, followed by more in-depth material to further the reader's understanding of the subject. Each chapter is followed by a set of exercises, enabling the reader to put the theory learnt into practice, with full answers provided at the back of the book. Appendices feature reproductions of manufacturers' data sheets, placing the concepts introduced in the text into a real-world context, as well as a comprehensive bibliography. This approach, combined with the book's easily accessible page layout and style, results in a highly student centred and comprehensive text. New, updated and expanded topics in the new edition include: bipolar, JFET and MOSFET transistors; voltage regulators; dielectric absorption on integrator, differentiator and S&H circuits; as well as FDNR and Gyrator filters.

Key Features

* A classic textbook revised and updated throughout for current courses * New expanded content to provide fully comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject * Ideal for 1st / 2nd year undergraduate courses


Electronic engineering undergraduates; electronics design professionals.

Table of Contents

Preface; Fundamentals; Real op-amp performance parameters; Analogue integrated circuit technology; Applications: linear circuits; Logarithmic amplifiers and related circuits; Integrators and differentiators; Comparator, monostable and oscillator circuits; Sensor interface, analogue processing and digital conversion; Active filters; Practical considerations; Bibliography; Answers to exercises. Appendices: Operational amplifier applications and circuit ideas; Gain peaking / damping factor / phase margin; Effect of resistor tolerance on CMRR of one amplifier differential circuit; Instrumentation transducers; Semiconductor data sheets. Index.


No. of pages:
© 2003
Print ISBN:
Electronic ISBN:

About the editors

Steve Winder

Steve Winder specializes in designing circuits for telecommunications applications, but has experience in a number of fields. As the current European Applications Engineer for Supertex Inc. Steve works alongside design engineers throughout Europe to design circuits using components made by Supertex, a U.S. based manufacturer of high voltage MOSFETs, CMOS integrated circuits and ASICs. Prior to joining Supertex, Steve was for many years a team leader for a group of analogue and digital design engineers at British Telecom's research and development laboratories, now known as Adastral Park, based near Ipswich, UK. Here, Steve applied his analytical skills to many technical areas but specialized in wideband analogue and digital transmission systems using copper pairs and optical fibre. In this role, Steve's strength was in radio frequency design, low-power design, low-noise design and systems engineering.