Electronic Circuit Design: Art and Practice

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 15, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 172 pages
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The theme of this new textbook is the practical element of electronic circuit design. Dr O'Dell, whilst recognising that theoretical knowledge is essential, has drawn from his many years of teaching experience to produce a book which emphasises learning by doing throughout. However, there is more to circuit design than a good theoretical foundation coupled to design itself. Where do new circuit ideas come from? This is the topic of the first chapter, and the discussion is maintained throughout the following 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 the light of the circuits that have been dealt with in the book. The book is intended for use alongside a foundation text on the theoretical basis of electronic circuit design. It is written not only for undergraduate students of electronic engineering but also for the far wider range of reader in the hard or soft sciences, in industry or in education, who have access to a simple electronics laboratory.
 

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Contents

What is design?
1
12 Choosing a circuit shape
2
13 Method in design
3
14 Working with circuit shapes
5
15 Construction and manufacture
6
High frequency bandpass amplifiers
8
23 Adding circuits together
10
24 An experimental circuit
11
68 Very large scale integration VLSI
84
69 Integrated injection logic
87
610 An experimental circuit
91
611 Conclusions
93
Notes
94
Sinusoidal oscillators
97
72 Oscillators as systems
98
73 Varying the oscillator frequency
100

25 Performance of the experimental circuit
13
26 Thinking with the help of vectors
15
27 What is a usable circuit?
16
29 Making the experimental circuit stable
19
210 An experimental circuit using bipolar transistors
20
Notes
23
Operational amplifiers
26
32 A simple experimental operational amplifier circuit
27
33 Circuit details of the experimental amplifier
28
34 Transfer from a differential input to a singleended output
29
35 The problem of large common mode signals
33
36 Current sources and sinks in monolithic silicon
34
37 The current mirror
35
38 Input bias current cancellation
37
39 Reflections
40
Notes
41
Operational amplifier systems
43
43 A three amplifier system
45
44 Measurement and control systems
46
45 Measurements
49
46 Thermal design of integrated circuits
50
47 Good thermal design
52
48 Measurement of input impedance
54
49 Conclusions
57
A photodiode amplifier
59
52 Noise and the optimum use of a signal source
61
53 Bandwidth considerations
63
54 A shape for an experimental circuit
64
55 Details of an experimental circuit
66
56 A general discussion of power gain
68
Notes
71
Digital circuits
72
63 The ideal digital device
74
65 Transistortransistor logic TTL
75
66 Schottky TTL
79
67 Emitter coupled logic ECL
83
74 Oscillators using resistance capacity RC networks
102
75 Allpass networks in oscillators
103
76 An experimental RC oscillator
105
77 Crystal controlled oscillators
107
78 Crystal oscillator circuits
108
79 An experimental crystal oscillator
109
Notes
110
Translinear circuits
112
82 The operational transconductance amplifier OTA
114
83 Linearisation of translinearity
116
84 An experimental circuit
117
85 Further applications of the OTA
121
87 The logarithmic amplifier
124
88 Trigonometric functions
126
Power amplifiers
128
92 The classical stabilised power supply
129
93 Switched mode power supplies
131
94 Changing sign
132
95 An experimental circuit
134
96 Audio amplifier output circuits
135
97 The class AB output circuit
137
98 An experimental audio amplifier
139
99 High frequency power amplifiers
142
910 Narrow bandwidth high efficiency power amplifiers
143
911 Wide bandwidth high frequency power amplifiers
145
912 The distributed amplifier
147
Notes
150
Theory and practice
152
103 Science and technology
154
104 Technique
155
105 Practice
156
Notes
157
Appendix
158
Author index
167
Subject index
170
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