Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions

Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions

* Covers the fundamentals of linear/analog circuit and system design to guide engineers with their design challenges. * Based on the Application Notes of Linear Technology, the foremost designer of high performance analog products, readers will gain practical insights into design techniques and practice. * Broad range of topics, including power management tutorials, switching regulator design, linear regulator design, data conversion, signal conditioning, and high frequency/RF design. * Contrib

List Price: $ 84.95

Price: [wpramaprice asin=”0123851858″]

[wpramareviews asin=”0123851858″]

3 thoughts on “Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions

  1. 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Dense, Deep Look into the Nuances and Art of Analog Design, September 16, 2011
    By 
    heresyarch “analog_icdesigner” (Colorado Springs) –

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions (Hardcover)
    This book is a compilation of Linear Technology’s appnotes which are (to my knowledge) largely available for free online. The book mostly deals with analog topics involved in power management and signal conditioning. So why buy the book? In short, because you will have at your finger tips in hardback, a compilation of appnotes that deal with arcane subtleties and nuances of analog design that you will not get in any text written by acadamia, or from any single designer. The depth in practical technical information is not to be found elsewhere.

    For one example, the book contains an appnote dealing with the design of a standards lab 20bit DAC. As a related topic of interest, Jim Williams discusses Kelvin Varley dividers. If you do not know what Kelvin Varley dividers are, or why they are useful, this is a good place to start. The topic of Kelvin Varley dividers is just one example of one of the arcane but useful subjects discussed in this book.

    The nuances discussed are subtle, and not for the newbie to electronics. But anyone who deals with high performance analog, or precision design (to ppm levels) will find something useful in this text. Even though most of the topics are probably found on Linear’s website for free, I give it 5 stars because exposing oneself to the material found in this book, you will begin to learn what exactly world class analog is.

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. 18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I liked this book, but…, November 14, 2011
    By 
    W. B. Halper (Saratoga, CA) –
    (VINE VOICE)
      
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions (Hardcover)
    Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What’s this?)
    It’s not really a tutorial guide to analog circuit design. Instead, it’s a collection of App Notes from Linear Technologies. The information in them is interesting, but presupposes a solid understanding of at least analog design basics. And, because it’s a collection of app notes, the subjects are focused on areas of Linear Tech’s product family…there’s nothing (for example) in the area of audio or RF amplification.

    The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers topics in Power Management…switching and linear regulator design; high voltage and current applications; powering lasers and other illumination devices and a few other related topics. Part 2 focuses on data conversion (Analog -> Digital and D->A); topics related to signal conditioning (thermocouples, high-speed amplifiers, voltage references, bridge circuits and other related subjects) and lastly, a section titled: “High Frequency/RF Design”. That section doesn’t really talk about RF design at all…instead it has two sections: “WCDMA ACPR and AltCPR measurements” and “Measuring phase and delay errors accurately in I/Q modulators”. Missing from the book is anything having to do with general amplifier design, power amplifer design, generalized filter design and other not insignificant topics.

    In conclusion…It’s an interesting book. It’s not what the title (or the back cover) says it is, but it’s still interesting. If you like this kind of book (and I do!) it makes a nice addition to your library.

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Very limited in focus, April 22, 2012
    By 
    J. W. (Arizona, United States) –
    (VINE VOICE)
      

    This review is from: Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions (Hardcover)
    Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What’s this?)
    The title of the book is really misleading. If this is truly a book on Analog Circuit Design, it should cover principles of analog design (including why & how), how to select parts for your design, etc.

    As another Amazon Vine reviewer pointed out, this book is a collection of App Notes from Linear Technologies (LT). As such, it points to design application notes for only LT parts. Because of this, you will find that the book is very limited in both scope and components. What do I mean?

    Well, first of all, if it’s something that can be designed with LT parts, it’s not in here. As the other reviewer talked about, this has no filter designs at all. As engineer, I like to choose the best parts for an application, giving preference to brands I like and trust based on their performance and cost, but I do not limit myself to only one manufacturer for everything, as that’s just not possible.

    In summary, are the app notes useful? Yes, they are. Is it worth the price of the book? Not when you can download them for free. In fact, when my engineering team did a design with LT parts, LT’s support staff provided all the necessary app notes. So again, why spend all this money for a book of just app notes when these are available free and updated to new content on the internet?

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Proudly powered by WordPress
Theme: Esquire by Matthew Buchanan.