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Principles of Transistor Circuits - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780750644273, 9780080523200

Principles of Transistor Circuits

9th Edition

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Authors: S W Amos Mike James
Paperback ISBN: 9780750644273
eBook ISBN: 9780080523200
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 6th March 2000
Page Count: 416
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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


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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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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


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

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