Principles of Transistor Circuits

Principles of Transistor Circuits

9th Edition - March 6, 2000

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  • Authors: S W Amos, Mike James
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523200
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750644273

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • 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
    Sinusoidal Oscillators
    Modulators, Demodulators, Mixers and Receivers
    Pulse Generators; Sawtooth Generators
    Digital Circuits
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2000
  • Published: March 6, 2000
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523200
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750644273

About the Authors

S W Amos

Stan Amos, formerly head of Technical Publications Section Engineering Training Department BBC, has been writing about electronics since the 1950s.

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Formerly Head of Technical Publications Section Engineering Training Department BBC

Mike James

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Westland Helicopters, UK

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