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Over the last 40 years, Principles of Transistor Circuits has provided students and practitioners with a text they can rely on to keep them at the forefront of transistor circuit design.
Although integrated circuits have widespread application, the role of discrete transistors both as important building blocks which students must understand, and as practical solutions to design problems, remains undiminished.
The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest technology and applications, including computer circuit simulation, and many diagrams have been revised to bring them in line with current usage. Updated topics include thyristors, Darlington transistors, amplifiers, ring modulators, power supplies, optoelectronics and logic circuits.
- The transistor circuits bible
- Updated with new developments in technology and applications
- Accessible step-by-step introduction ideal for noviceS
Electronic hobbyists, analogue circuit designers, FE and HE students
Semiconductors and Junction Diodes
Basic Principles of Transistors
Common-base and Common-gate Amplifiers
Common-emitter and Common-source Amplifiers
Common-collector and Common-drain Amplifiers (Emitter and Source Followers)
Bias and DC Stabilisation
Software Analysis and Transistor Models
Small-signal AF Amplifiers
Large-signal AF Amplifiers
DC and Pulse Amplifiers
RF and IF Amplifiers
Modulators, Demodulators, Mixers and Receivers
Pulse Generators; Sawtooth Generators
Further Applications of Transistors and other Semiconductor Devices
Appendix A: The manufacture of transistors and integrated circuits
Appendix B: Transistor parameters
Appendix C: The stability of a transistor tuned amplifier
Appendix D: Transistor letter symbols
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- © Newnes 2000
- 6th March 2000
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Stan Amos, formerly head of Technical Publications Section Engineering Training Department BBC, has been writing about electronics since the 1950s.
Formerly Head of Technical Publications Section Engineering Training Department BBC
Mike James is an established author and experienced FE lecturer. He currently works for Westland. His latest Newnes titles are Microcontroller Cookbook and Higher Electronics.
Westland Helicopters, UK
Review of eighth edition:
"This seminal work, now presented in a clear new format, has been completely updated to include the latest devices such as laser diodes, Trapatt diodes, optoisolators, GaAs transistors, as well as the most recent line output stages and switch-mode power supplies." --Elektor Electronics