The Analog Circuit Design Series set reduces the concepts of analog electronics to their simplest, most obvious form which can easily be applied (even quantitatively) with minimal effort. The emphasis of the set is to help you intuitively learn through inspection how circuits work and apply the same techniques to circuits of the same class.

The third volume Designing High Performance Amplifiers applies the concepts from the first two volumes (9781891121869; 9781891121838). It is an advanced treatment of amplifier design/analysis emphasizing both wideband and precision amplification. Topics include bandwidth extension, noise and distortion, effects of components, instrumentation and isolation, amplifiers, autocalibration, thermal effects, current-feedback amplifiers, multi-path schemes, feed forward, fT multipliers, buffers, voltage translators, Giulbert gain cells and multipliers.

Book contents

Chapter 1 Wideband Amplification

Multiple-Stage Response Characteristics
Amplifier Stage Gain Optimization
Pole Determination by Circuit Inspection
Inductive Peaking
Bootstrap Speed-Up Circuit
Source-Follower Compensation
Emitter Compensation
Cascode Compensation of the Common Base Stage
Compensation Network Synthesis
Differential-Amplifier Compensation
Shunt-Feedback Amplifier Design
Shunt-Feedback Cascode & Darlington Amplifiers

Chapter 2 Precision Amplification

Causes of Degradation in Precision
Intrinsic Noise
Extrinsic Noise: Radiation & Crosstalk
Extrinsic Noise: Conductive Interference
Differential Amplifiers
Instrumentation Amplifiers
Low-Level Amplification and Component Characteristics
Isolation Amplifiers
Transconductance Linearity of BJT Diff-Amp
BJT and FET Diff-Amp Temperature Characteristics
Thermal Distortion
Complementary Emitter-Follower Output Amplifier
Buffer Amplifier Design

Chapter 3 High-Performance Amplification

Current-Input & Feedback Amplifiers
Split-Path, Low-Frequency Feedback and Feedbeside Amplifiers
Feedforward and Linearized Differential Cascode Amplifiers
α-Compensated Gain Cells
fT Multipliers
High-Performance Buffer Amplifiers
Unipolar Voltage-Translating Amplifiers
Bootstrapped Input Stages
Composite-Feedback & Large-Signal Dynamic Compensation
The Gilbert Gain Cell and Multiplier
Programmable-Gain Amplifiers



About the author

Dennis Feucht is the owner of Innovatia Laboratories (Cayo, Belize), a firm that specializes in motion control, power electronics, microcomputer-based instrumentation, electromechanics and automation. Feucht is an electronics engineer with extensive experience doing leading-edge electronics design of high-performance test iinstruments, robotics, and motion control systems for over 30 years. He is editor of the American Scientific Affiliation Newsletter.

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