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 fourth volume in the set Designing Waveform-Processing Circuits builds on the previous 3 volumes (9781891121869; 9781891121838; 9781891121845) and presents a variety of analog non-amplifier circuits, including voltage references, current sources, filters, hysteresis switches and oscilloscope trigger and sweep circuitry, function generation, absolute-value circuits, and peak detectors. Digitizing (ADCs and DACs) and sampling (including some switched-capacitor) circuits are explained, with theory required for design. Sampling theory is developed from both a frequency and time-domain viewpoint, with emphasis upon application to design. 

Key Features:

  •  Little known circuits and techniques are revealed that can improve your circuit design and analysis skills.
  •  Explains fast, accurate, and simple circuit methods.
  • Simulators will not create your circuits: this shows how.
  • Graphically-driven presentation of concepts; like a series of seminars.
  • Written by 30 year veteran designer.

Book contents

Chapter 1 Signal-Processing 

Voltage References
Current Sources
Hysteretic Switches (Schmitt Triggers)
Discrete Logic Circuits
Clamps and Limiters
Multivibrators and Timing Circuits
Capacitance and Resistance Multipliers
Trigger Generators
Ramp and Sweep Generators
Logarithmic and Exponential Amplifiers
Function Generation
Triangle-Wave Generators
Absolute-Value (Precision Rectifier) Circuits
Peak Detectors

Chapter 2 Digitizing and Sampling 

Electrical Quantities Both Encode and Represent Information
Digital-to-Analog Converters
DAC Circuits
Parallel-Feedback ADCs
Integrating ADCs
Simple mC-Based S-D ADCs
Voltage-to-Frequency Converters
Parallel and Recursive Conversion Techniques
Time-Domain Sampling Theory
Frequency-Domain Sampling Theory
The Sampling Theorem (Nyquist Criterion)
Sampling Circuits
Switched-Capacitor Circuits


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 instruments, robotics, and motion control systems for over 30 years. He is editor of the American Scientific Affiliation Newsletter.

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