Current Sources and Voltage References: A Design Reference for Electronics Engineers (Google eBook)

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Newnes, Aug 22, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 608 pages
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Current Sources and Voltage References provides fixed, well-regulated levels of current or voltage within a circuit. These are two of the most important “building blocks “ of analog circuits, and are typically used in creating most analog IC designs.

Part 1 shows the reader how current sources are created, how they can be optimized, and how they can be utilized by the OEM circuit designer. The book serves as a “must-have reference for the successful development of precision circuit applications. It shows practical examples using either BJTs, FETs, precision op amps, or even matched CMOS arrays being used to create highly accurate current source designs, ranging from nanoAmps to Amps. In each chapter the most important characteristics of the particular semiconductor type being studied are carefully reviewed. This not only serves as a helpful refresher for experienced engineers, but also as a good foundation for all EE student coursework, and includes device models and relevant equations.

Part 2 focuses on semiconductor voltage references, from their design to their various practical enhancements. It ranges from the simple Zener diode to today’s most advanced topologies, including Analog Devices’ XFET® and Intersil’s FGATM (invented while this book was being written). Over 300 applications and circuit diagrams are shown throughout this easy-to-read, practical reference book.

* Discusses how to design low-noise, precision current sources using matched transistor pairs.

* Explains the design of high power current sources with power MOSFETs

* Gives proven techniques to reduce drift and improve accuracy in voltage references.
  

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Contents

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1
2 An Introduction to Current Sources
13
3 The PN Junction
31
4 Using BJTs to Create Current Sources
47
5 Using Precision Matched Pairs Duals and Quads
125
6 Using JFETs and CRDs to Create Current Sources
137
7 Creating MediumPower Current Sources with DMOS FETs
185
8 Creating Current Sources with Power MOSFETs
203
11 Creating Precision Current Sources with Op Amps and Voltage References
281
12 An Introduction to Voltage References
319
13 The zener Diode and the TC zener Reference
363
14 Characteristics of Monolithic Voltage References
403
15 A Review of Some Outstanding Monolithic Voltage References and Their Applications
437
A References and Tables
513
B Glossary
525
C Bibliography
535

9 Using Analog CMOS Arrays to Create Current Sources
231
10 Using Monolithic IC Current Sources and Mirrors
261
D Contact Information
543
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