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

Principles of Transistor Circuits

9th Edition

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

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

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.

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; Index


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About the Author

S W Amos

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Head of Technical Publications Section Engineering Training Department BBC

Mike James

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