Analog Circuit Design Series
Four Volume Set

Paper: 978 1 891121 87 6 / $149.00
Published: December 2010  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
7" x 10"
Analog Circuit Design is a four-volume set of books that reduce the concepts of analog electronics to their simplest, most obvious form which can easily be applied (even quantitatively) with minimal effort. The emphasis of the set is to teach through inspection how circuits work and how to apply the same techniques to circuits of the same class.

The first volume, Amplifier Circuits, presents the basic principles of transistor circuit analysis, basic per-stage building blocs, and feedback. The second volume, Dynamic Circuit Response extends coverage to include reactances and their time- and frequency-related behavioral consequences. The third volume High Performance Amplifiers is an advanced treatment of amplifier design/analysis emphasizing both wideband and precision amplification. The fourth volume Signal Processing Circuits presents a variety of analog non-amplifier circuits, including voltage references, current sources, filters, hysteresis switches and oscilloscope trigger and sweep circuitry among many more topics.

The four volumes are available for single purchase as well as this set.

Table of Contents:
1) Electronic Design

Electronic Design
Product Development
Design-Driven Analysis
Nonlinear Circuit Analysis

2) Amplifier Circuits
Bipolar Junction Transistor T Model
The � Transform
Two-Port Networks
Amplifier Configurations
The Transresistance Method
Input and Output Resistances
The Cascade Amplifier
BJT Output Resistance
The Cascode Amplifier
The Effect of Base-Emitter Shunt Resistance
The Darlington Amplifier
The Differential (Emitter-Coupled) Amplifier
Current Mirrors
Matched Transistor Buffers and Complementary Combinations

3) Amplifier Concepts
The Reduction Theorem
� Transform of BJT and FET T Models
Common-Gate Amplifier with ro
Common-Source Amplifier with ro
Common-Drain Amplifier with ro
FET Cascode Amplifier with ro
Common-Base Amplifier with ro
CC and CE Amplifiers with ro
Loaded Dividers, Source Shifting and the Substitution Theorem

4) Feedback Amplifiers
Feedback Circuits Block Diagram
Port Resistances with Dependent Sources
General Feedback Circuit
Input Network Summing
Choosing xE, xf, and the Input Network Topology
Two-Port Equivalent Circuits
Two-Port Loading Theorem
Feedback Analysis Procedure
Noninverting Op-Amp
Inverting Op-Amp
Inverting BJT Amplifier Examples
Noninverting Feedback Amplifier Examples
A Noninverting Feedback Amplifier with Output Block FET Buffer Amplifier
Feedback Effects on Input and Output Resistance
Miller's Theorem
Noise Rejection by Feedback
Reduction of Nonlinearity with Feedback

5) Multiple-Path Feedback Amplifiers
Multipath Feedback Circuits
Common-Base Amplifier Feedback Analysis
Common-Emitter Amplifier Feedback Analysis
Common-Collector Amplifier Feedback Analysis
Inverting Op-Amp with Output Resistance
Feedback Analysis of the Shunt-Feedback Amplifier
Shunt-Feedback Amplifier Substitution Theorem Analysis
Idealized Shunt-Feedback Amplifier
Cascode and Differential Shunt-Feedback Amplifiers
Blackman's Resistance Formula
The Asymptotic Gain Method
Emitter-Coupled Feedback Amplifier
Emitter-Coupled Feedback Amplifier Example
Audiotape Playback Amplifier Examples



1) Transient and Frequency Response

Reactive Circuit Elements
First-Order Time-Domain Transient Response
Complex Poles and the Complex Frequency Domain
Second-Order Time Domain Response: RLC Circuit
Forced Response and Transfer Functions in the s-Domain
The Laplace Transform
Time-Domain Response to a Unit Step Function
Circuit Characterization in the Time Domain
The s-Plane Frequency Response of Transfer Functions
Graphical Representation of Frequency Response
Loci of Quadratic Poles
Optimization of Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Response
Reactance Chart Transfer Functions of Passive Circuits

2) Dynamic Response Compensation
Passive Compensation: Voltage Divider
Op-Amp Transfer Functions from Reactance Charts
Feedback Circuit Response Representation
Feedback Circuit Stability
Compensation Techniques
Compensator Design: Compensating with Zeros in H
Compensator Design: Reducing Static Loop Gain
Compensator Design: Pole Separation and Parameter Variation
Two-Pole Compensation
Output Load Isolation
Complex Pole Compensation
Compensation by the Direct (Truxal�fs) Method
Power Supply Bypassing

3) High-Frequency Impedance Transformations
Active Device Behavior above Bandwidth
BJT High-Frequency Model
Impedance Transformations in the High-Frequency Region
Reactance Chart Representation of b-Gyrated Circuits
Reactance Chart Stability Criteria for Resonances
Emitter-Follower Reactance-Plot Stability Analysis
Emitter-Follower High-Frequency Equivalent Circuit
Emitter-Follower High-Frequency Compensation
Emitter-Follower Resonance Analysis from the Base Circuit
Emitter-Follower Compensation with a Base Series RC
BJT Amplifier with Base Inductance
The Effect of rb on Stability
Feed-Effect Transistor High-Frequency Analysis
Output Impedance of a Feedback Amplifier



1) Wideband Amplification

Multiple-Stage Response Characteristics
Amplifier Stage Gain Optimization
Pole Determination by Circuit Inspection
Inductive Peaking
Bootstrap Speed-Up Circuit
Source-Follower Compensation
Emitter Compensation
Cascode Compensation of the Common Base Stage
Compensation Network Synthesis
Differential-Amplifier Compensation
Shunt-Feedback Amplifier Design
Shunt-Feedback Cascode & Darlington Amplifiers

2) Precision Amplification
Causes of Degradation in Precision
Intrinsic Noise
Extrinsic Noise: Radiation & Crosstalk
Extrinsic Noise: Conductive Interference
Differential Amplifiers
Instrumentation Amplifiers
Low-Level Amplification and Component Characteristics
Isolation Amplifiers
Transconductance Linearity of BJT Diff-Amp
BJT and FET Diff-Amp Temperature Characteristics
Thermal Distortion
Complementary Emitter-Follower Output Amplifier
Buffer Amplifier Design

3) High-Performance Amplification
Current-Input & Feedback Amplifiers
Split-Path, Low-Frequency Feedback and Feedbeside Amplifiers
Feedforward and Linearized Differential Cascode Amplifiers
α-Compensated Gain Cells
fT Multipliers
High-Performance Buffer Amplifiers
Unipolar Voltage-Translating Amplifiers
Bootstrapped Input Stages
Composite-Feedback & Large-Signal Dynamic Compensation
The Gilbert Gain Cell and Multiplier
Programmable-Gain Amplifiers


1) Signal-Processing Circuits

Voltage References
Current Sources
Hysteretic Switches (Schmitt Triggers)
Discrete Logic Circuits
Clamps and Limiters
Multivibrators and Timing Circuits
Capacitance and Resistance Multipliers
Trigger Generators
Ramp and Sweep Generators
Logarithmic and Exponential Amplifiers
Function Generation
Triangle-Wave Generators
Absolute-Value (Precision Rectifier) Circuits
Peak Detectors

2) Digitizing and Sampling Circuits
Electrical Quantities Both Encode and Represent Information
Digital-to-Analog Converters
DAC Circuits
Parallel-Feedback ADCs
Integrating ADCs
Simple mC-Based S-D ADCs
Voltage-to-Frequency Converters
Parallel and Recursive Conversion Techniques
Time-Domain Sampling Theory
Frequency-Domain Sampling Theory
The Sampling Theorem (Nyquist Criterion)
Sampling Circuits
Switched-Capacitor Circuits