Troubleshooting Analog Circuits

Troubleshooting Analog Circuits

Edn Series for Design Engineers

1st Edition - June 17, 1991

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  • Author: Robert A. Pease
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144641

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Troubleshooting Analog Circuits is a guidebook for solving product or process related problems in analog circuits. The book also provides advice in selecting equipment, preventing problems, and general tips. The coverage of the book includes the philosophy of troubleshooting; the modes of failure of various components; and preventive measures. The text also deals with the active components of analog circuits, including diodes and rectifiers, optically coupled devices, solar cells, and batteries. The book will be of great use to both students and practitioners of electronics engineering. Other professionals dealing with electronics will also benefit from the text, such as electric technicians.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    About the Author

    1. First Things First: The Philosophy of Troubleshooting

    2. Choosing the Right Equipment

    3. Getting Down to the Component Level: Resistors and Inductors

    4. Getting Down to the Component Level: Capacitor Problems

    5. Preventing Material and Assembly Problems: PC Boards and Connectors, Relays and Switches

    6. Understanding Diodes and Their Problems

    7. Identifying and Avoiding Transistor Problems

    8. Operational Amplifiers—The Supreme Activators

    9. Quashing Spurious Oscillations

    10. The Analog-Digital Boundary: A Never-Never Land?

    11. Dealing with References and Regulators

    12. Roundup of "Floobydust": Loose Ends That Don't Fit Elsewhere

    13. Letters to Bob

    14. Real Circuits and Real Problems


    A. Digital ICs with Nonstandard Pinouts

    B. Operational Amplifiers with Nonstandard Pinouts

    C. Understanding and Reducing Noise Voltage on Three-Terminal Regulators by Erroll Dietz

    D. Testing Fast Comparators for Voltage Offset

    E. VF vs. IF on Various Diodes

    F. How to Get the Right Information from a Datasheet

    G. More on SPICE

    H. Pease's Troubleshooting Articles as Originally Published in EDN


Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: June 17, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144641

About the Author

Robert A. Pease

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