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.
- 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.
Chapter 1 Signal-Processing
Hysteretic Switches (Schmitt Triggers)
Discrete Logic Circuits
Clamps and Limiters
Multivibrators and Timing Circuits
Capacitance and Resistance Multipliers
Ramp and Sweep Generators
Logarithmic and Exponential Amplifiers
Absolute-Value (Precision Rectifier) Circuits
Chapter 2 Digitizing and Sampling
Electrical Quantities Both Encode and Represent Information
Simple mC-Based S-D ADCs
Parallel and Recursive Conversion Techniques
Time-Domain Sampling Theory
Frequency-Domain Sampling Theory
The Sampling Theorem (Nyquist Criterion)
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.