Analog Circuit Design: Discrete and Integrated
Analog Circuit Design: Discrete and Integrated 1e is written by enthusiastic circuit practitioner, Sergio Franco. This text places great emphasis on developing intuition and physical insight. The numerous examples and problems have been carefully thought out to promote problem solving methodologies of the type engineers apply daily on the job. Each chapter provides a fairly comprehensive coverage of its title subject.
SPICE has been integrated throughout the text both as a pedagogical aid to confer more immediately to a new concept, and as a validation tool for hand calculations. PSPICE is used to bring out nuances that would be too complex for hand calculations.
Both bipolar and CMOS technologies are covered. Even though digital electronics is dominated by CMOS technology, analog electronics relies on both CMOS and bipolar, the latter being the technology of choice in high-quality analog circuits as well as a fundamental part of BiCMOS technology.
Both discrete and integrated designs are covered. Though nowadays the ultimate form of an analog system is likely to be of the integrated-circuit type, testing and applications often require ancillary functions such as conditioning and interfacing that are best realized with ad-hoc discrete designs. (Anyone familiar with the work by recognized leaders in analog applications/testing/instrumentation like Jim Williams and Robert Pease will agree to this.) In this respect, BJTs are available in a wide selection of off-the-shelf discrete types to serve a variety of needs. Moreover, for pedagogical reasons it is convenient to cover simple discrete circuits before tackling the more complex integrated circuits.
Semiconductor theory is presented in sufficient depth to reflect the daily needs of a practicing engineer in industry. Every analog function is inextricably rooted on a physical phenome-non, so analog engineers, particularly IC designers and product/process/reliability engineers, need to be conversant with the physics of semiconductors in order to function optimally.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Diodes and the pn Junction
Chapter 2 Bipolar Junction Transistor
Chapter 3 MOS Field-Effect Transistor
Chapter 4 Building Blocks for Analog Integrated Circuits
Chapter 5 Analog Integrated Circuits
Chapter 6 Frequency and Time Responses
Chapter 7 Feedback, Stability, and Noise
Sergio Franco, San Francisco State University