Troubleshooting Analog Circuits

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Newnes, Jul 3, 1991 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
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Based on the author's popular series in EDN Magazine, the book contains a wealth of information on debugging and troubleshooting analog circuits. In this book, you'll find advice on using simple equipment to troubleshoot (would you believe an ordinary AM radio?); step-by-step procedures for analog troubleshooting methods; and generous helpings of the author's unique insights, humor, and philosophy on analog circuits.

  • Provides proven methods for troubleshooting analog circuits
  • Accompanying disk contains over 60 pre-built Electronics Workbench circuits

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I was a component level electronics repair (ET) in the navy in the 70's. This book is written with a minimum of Math and a maximum of real world knowledge by a man "in the trenches".
While the
previous reviewer seemed to dislike The writer's style (How does one ever really know someone Else's motivation?) I found it straightforward and unassuming.
This book is a TREASURE.


The Philosophy of Troubleshooting
Choosing the Right Equipment
Resistors and Inductors
Capacitor Problems
PC Boards
Understanding Diodes and Their Problems
Identifying and Avoiding Transistor Problems
Operational AmplifiersThe Supreme Activators
Dealing with References and Regulators
Loose Ends That Dont Fit Elsewhere
Letters to Bob
Real Circuits and Real Problems
A Digital ICs with Nonstandard Pinouts
Testing Fast Comparators for Voltage Offset
G More on SPICE

Quashing Spurious Oscillations
A NeverNever Land?

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About the author (1991)

Pease attended Mt. Hermon School, and graduated from MIT in 1961 with a BSEE. He worked at Philbrick Researches up to 1975 and designed many OpAmps and Analog Computing Modules.

Pease joined National Semiconductor in 1976. He has designed about 24 analog ICs including power regulators, voltage references, and temp sensors. He has written 65+ magazine articles and holds about 21 US patents. Pease is the self-declared Czar of Bandgaps since 1986. He enjoys hiking and trekking in Nepal, and ferroequinology. His position at NSC is Staff Scientist. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Pease wrote the definitive book, TROUBLESHOOTING ANALOG CIRCUITS, now in its 18th printing. It has been translated into French, German, Dutch, Russian, and Polish. Pease is a columnist in Electronic Design magazine, with over 240 columns published. The column, PEASE PORRIDGE, covers a wide range of technical topics.

Pease also has posted many technical and semi-technical items on his main web-site: Many of Pease's recent columns are accessible there.

Pease was inducted into the E.E. Hall Of Fame in 2002. Refer to: See Pease's other web site at

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