Book Review

Linear Circuit Design Handbook,  Edited by Hank Zumbahlen, Newnes, February 2008 , ISBN 978-0-7506-8703-4

Linear Circuit Design Handbook


Effective analog circuit design requires a strong understanding of linear devices. Linear Circuit Design Handbook bridges the gap between component theory and practical circuit design. Providing complete coverage of analog components and showing how to use them effectively, it serves as a useful reference for engineers involved in analog and mixed-signal design.  Analog Dialogue readers can read a sample chapter, and get a 20% discount when they order this book directly from Newnes. Enter discount code 92222.


Chapter 1: The Op Amp

            Section 1.1: Op Amp Operation

            Section 1.2: Op Amp Specifications

            Section 1.2: AC Specifications

            Section 1.3: How to Read Data Sheets

            Section 1.4: Choosing an Op Amp

Chapter 2: Other Linear Circuits

            Section 2.1: Buffer Amplifiers

            Section 2.2: Gain Blocks

            Section 2.3: Instrumentation Amplifiers

            Section 2.4: Differential Amplifiers

            Section 2.5: Isolation Amplifiers

            Section 2.6: Digital Isolation Techniques

            Section 2.7: Active Feedback Amplifiers

            Section 2.8: Logarithmic Amplifiers

            Section 2.9: High Speed Clamping Amplifiers

            Section 2.10: Comparators

            Section 2.11: Analog Multipliers

            Section 2.12: RMS-to-DC Converters

            Section 2.13: Programmable Gain Amplifiers

            Section 2.14: Audio Amplifiers

            Section 2.15: Auto-Zero Amplifiers

Chapter 3: Sensors

            Section 3.1: Positional Sensors

            Section 3.2: Temperature Sensors

            Section 3.3: Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs)

Chapter 4 RF/IF Circuits

            Section 4.1: Mixers

            Section 4.2: Modulators

            Section 4.3: Analog Multipliers

            Section 4.4: Logarithmic Amplifiers

            Section 4.5: Tru-Power Detectors

            Section 4.6: Variable Gain Amplifiers

            Section 4.7: Direct Digital Synthesis

            Section 4.8: Phase Locked Loops

Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems

            Section 5.1: Coding and Quantizing

            Section 5.2: Sampling Theory

Chapter 6: Converters

            Section 6.1: Digital-to-Analog Converter Architectures

            Section 6.2: Analog-to-Digital Converter Architectures

            Section 6.3: Sigma-Delta (SD) Converters

            Section 6.4: Defining the Specifications

            Section 6.5: DAC and ADC Static Transfer Functions and DC Errors

            Section 6.6: Data Converter AC Errors

            Section 6.7: Timing Specifications

            Section 6.8: How to Read a Data Sheet

            Section 6.9: Choosing a Data Converter

Chapter 7: Data Converter Support Circuits

            Section 7.1: Voltage References

            Section 7.2: Analog Switches and Multiplexers

            Section 7.3: Sample-and-Hold Circuits

            Section 7.4: Clock Generation and Distribution

Chapter 8: Analog Filters

            Section 8.1: Introduction

            Section 8.2: The Transfer Function

            Section 8.3: Time Domain Response

            Section 8.4: Standard Responses

            Section 8.5: Frequency Transformation

            Section 8.6: Filter Realizations

            Section 8.7: Practical Problems in Filter Implementation

            Section 8.8: Design Examples

Chapter 9: Power Management

            Section 9.1: Linear Voltage Regulators

            Section 9.2: Switch Mode Regulators

            Section 9.3: Switched Capacitor Voltage Converters

Chapter 10: Passive Components

            Section 10.1: Capacitors

            Section 10.2: Resistors and Potentiometers

            Section 10.3: Inductors

Chapter 11: Overvoltage Effects on Analog Integrated Circuits

            Section 11.1: Overvoltage Effects

            Section 11.2: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

            Section 11.3: EMI/RFI Considerations

Chapter 12: Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design Issues

            Section 12.1: Partitioning

            Section 12.2: Traces

            Section 12.3: Grounding

            Section 12.4: Decoupling

            Section 12.5: Thermal Management

Chapter 13: Design Development Tools

            Section 13.1: Simulation

            Section 13.2: On-Line Tools and Wizards

            Section 13.3: Evaluation Boards and Prototyping


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