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Electronic Circuit Design : Art and Practice - Thomas Henry O'Dell

Electronic Circuit Design

Art and Practice

Paperback Published: 14th November 1988
ISBN: 9780521358583
Number Of Pages: 184

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There is more to circuit design than a good theoretical foundation coupled with a considerable amount of laboratory experience. While recognizing that theoretical knowledge is essential, Dr. O'Dell discusses the practical element of electronic circuit design with emphasis on learning by doing. Where do new circuit ideas come from? This is the topic of the first eight chapters, which deal with high and low frequency small signal circuits, opto-electronic circuits, digital circuits, oscillators, translinear circuits, and power amplifiers. In each chapter, one or more experimental circuits are described in detail for the reader to construct: a total of thirteen project exercises in all. The final chapter draws some conclusions about the fundamental problem of design in light of the circuits that have been dealt with in the book.

What is design?p. 1
Design and synthesisp. 1
Choosing a circuit shapep. 2
Method in designp. 3
Working with circuit shapesp. 5
Construction and manufacturep. 6
Notesp. 6
High frequency band-pass amplifiersp. 8
Tuned amplifiersp. 8
The problem of regenerationp. 8
Adding circuits togetherp. 10
An experimental circuitp. 11
Performance of the experimental circuitp. 13
Thinking with the help of vectorsp. 15
What is a usable circuit?p. 16
Algebra and designp. 16
Making the experimental circuit stablep. 19
An experimental circuit using bipolar transistorsp. 20
Notesp. 23
Operational amplifiersp. 26
Definitionsp. 26
A simple experimental operational amplifier circuitp. 27
Circuit details of the experimental amplifierp. 28
Transfer from a differential input to a single-ended outputp. 29
The problem of large common mode signalsp. 33
Current sources and sinks in monolithic siliconp. 34
The current mirrorp. 35
Input bias current cancellationp. 37
Reflectionsp. 40
Notesp. 41
Operational amplifier systemsp. 43
Systemsp. 43
Combining operational amplifier circuitsp. 43
A three amplifier systemp. 45
Measurement and control systemsp. 46
Measurementsp. 49
Thermal design of integrated circuitsp. 50
Good thermal designp. 52
Measurement of input impedancep. 54
Conclusionsp. 57
Notesp. 57
A photodiode amplifierp. 59
Photodiodesp. 59
Noise and the optimum use of a signal sourcep. 61
Bandwidth considerationsp. 63
A shape for an experimental circuitp. 64
Details of an experimental circuitp. 66
A general discussion of power gainp. 68
Notesp. 71
Digital circuitsp. 72
Switchesp. 72
Logic gatesp. 72
The ideal digital devicep. 74
The evolution of solid state electronic switching circuitsp. 74
Transistor-transistor logic (TTL)p. 75
Schottky TTLp. 79
Emitter coupled logic (ECL)p. 83
Very large scale integration (VLSI)p. 84
Integrated injection logicp. 87
An experimental circuitp. 91
Conclusionsp. 93
Notesp. 94
Sinusoidal oscillatorsp. 97
Originsp. 97
Oscillators as systemsp. 98
Varying the oscillator frequencyp. 100
Oscillators using resistance capacity (RC) networksp. 102
All-pass networks in oscillatorsp. 103
An experimental RC oscillatorp. 105
Crystal controlled oscillatorsp. 107
Crystal oscillator circuitsp. 108
An experimental crystal oscillatorp. 109
Notesp. 110
Translinear circuitsp. 112
Translinearityp. 112
The operational transconductance amplifier (OTA)p. 114
Linearisation of translinearityp. 116
An experimental circuitp. 117
Further applications of the OTAp. 121
Absolute temperature measurement and voltage referencesp. 121
The logarithmic amplifierp. 124
Trigonometric functionsp. 126
Notesp. 126
Power amplifiersp. 128
Power gainp. 128
The classical stabilised power supplyp. 129
Switched mode power suppliesp. 131
Changing signp. 132
An experimental circuitp. 134
Audio amplifier output circuitsp. 135
The class AB output circuitp. 137
An experimental audio amplifierp. 139
High frequency power amplifiersp. 142
Narrow bandwidth, high efficiency, power amplifiersp. 143
Wide bandwidth, high frequency, power amplifiersp. 145
The distributed amplifierp. 147
Notesp. 150
Theory and practicep. 152
Introductionp. 152
Theoryp. 152
Science and technologyp. 154
Techniquep. 155
Practicep. 156
Notesp. 157
Appendixp. 158
Author indexp. 167
Subject indexp. 170
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ISBN: 9780521358583
ISBN-10: 0521358582
Series: Electronics Texts for Engineers & Scientists
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 14th November 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.39  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.31

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