Readings

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Textbooks

The reading assignments were taken from the following textbooks.

Amazon logo Neamen, Donald. Microelectronic Circuit Analysis and Design. 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006. ISBN: 9780073285962.

Amazon logo [J&J] Johnson, D. E., and V. Jayakumar. Operational Amplifier Circuits. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1982. ISBN: 9780136374473.

Amazon logo Cathey, Jimmie J. Schaum's Outlines Electronic Devices and Circuits. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002. ISBN: 9780071362702.

Further reading on a wide variety of analog electronics topics is suggested in this list of references, compiled by the course staff. (PDF)

Readings by Session


TOPICS READINGS
I. Components
A. Resistors and capacitors standard values

Neamen pp. 1331-1333

Handout (PDF)

B. Component symbols Handout (PDF)
C. Frequency response, bode plots, basic review Neamen 7.1 to 7.2.4
II. Diodes
A. Diodes, diode equation

Neamen 1.2.4 to 1.3, J&J pp. 197-202, Cathey 2.1 to 2.3

B. Graphical/Load line analysis

Neamen 1.3.1, Cathey 2.5

C. Diode models

Diode models: Neamen 1.3.2 to 1.3.4, Cathey 2.6

Ideal: J&J p. 203

Piecewise linear: J&J p. 203

AC: Neamen 1.4 all

Other diode types: Neamen 1.5.1 to 1.5.4

Handout (PDF)

D. Zener diodes

Neamen 1.5.5, J&J pp. 210-211, Cathey 2.1

E. Diode applications

Diode applications: Neamen 2.1 to 2.4.1, 2.5 to 2.6, Cathey 2.7 to 2.9

Peak sampler, power rectifier, clamps, regulator: J&J pp. 205-209 and 229-233

III. Bipolar transistors
A. Definitions

Neamen, Donald. p. 292 to section 5.1.4, J&J pp. 212-214, Cathey 3.1 to 3.3.

B. V-I characteristics, breakdown

Neamen 5.1.5 to 5.1.6, J&J pp. 215-216, Cathey 3.5

C. Common-emitter large signal model, graphical analysis

Neamen 5.2 to 5.2.3 and 5.3.3, J&J pp. 216-220, Cathey 3.6 to 3.7

D. Common-collector Neamen 6.6 to 6.6.3
E. Common-emitter Neamen 6.4 to 6.4.4
F. Applications: current source, dc power supply regulator
IV. Bipolar transistors
A. Transistor biasing

Neamen 5.4 to 5.4.3, Cathey 3.6

B. Hybrid-pi equivalent circuit Neamen 6.2.2 to 6.2.4
C. High-frequency hybrid-pi

Neamen 7.4 to 7.4.5, Cathey 8.4

D. H-parameters Neamen 6.2.5
E. Common-emitter amplifier Neamen 6.3 to 6.4.4
F. AC load line

Neamen 6.5, Cathey 3.7

G. Common-collector (emitter-follower) amplifier Neamen 6.6 to 6.6.3
V. Junction field-effect transistors
A. Operation Neamen 3.6 to 3.6.1
B. Background and V-I characteristics: JFET

Neamen 3.6.2, Cathey 4.3

C. FET switch, chopper, MUX
D. Low frequency incremental model Neamen 4.9 to 4.9.2
E. Biasing

Neamen 3.6.3, Cathey 4.5 to 4.6 and 5.5

F. JFET current source Neamen 10.2.4
VI. Two-transistor amplifiers
A. Differential emitter-coupled pair

Differential emitter-coupled pair: Neamen 11.1 to 11.2.4

Current mirror: Neamen 10.1 to 10.1.1

B. Complementary emitter-follower (Class B, AB) Neamen 8.5 to 8.5.2
C. Amplifier classes Neamen 8.3 to 8.3.4
D. Power amplifiers Neamen 8.1 to 8.2.1 and 8.2.4
VII. Operational amplifiers
A. Overview

Neamen 9.1 to 9.1.4, J&J pp. 1-15, Cathey 9.1 to 9.2

B. Basic linear op-amp circuits

Inverting, non-inverting, addition, subtraction: Neamen 9.2 to 9.2.2, 9.3, 9.4 to 9.4.2, and 9.7.1, J&J pp. 55-63 and 159-162, Cathey 9.3 to 9.6

AC amplifiers, inverting and non-inverting : J&J pp. 95-98

Cascading; ideal impedances: J&J pp. 64-66

I-V conv, V-I conv, difference amp, instrument amp: Neamen 9.5.1 to 9.5.4, J&J pp. 70-71

C. Integrator, differentiator

Neamen 9.5.5, J&J pp. 77-87 and 163-170, Cathey 9.7 to 9.8

D. Lossy integrator J&J pp. 87-92
E. Negative feedback Neamen 12.1.1 to 12.2.1, 12.2.3, 12.4.1, and 12.7.1
VIII. Operational amplifiers
A. Limitations

Limitations: Neamen 14.1.1

Effect of finite open-loop gain: Neamen 9.2.3, 14.2.2 and handouts

Differential and common mode input voltage limits : Neamen 14.1.2

Common-mode rejection ration: Neamen 14.6.2, J&J pp. 71-72

Input resistance: Neamen 14.2.3 to 14.2.4, J&J p. 65

Input bias current, input offset current: Neamen 14.5 to 14.5.2, J&J p. 251

Non-zero output resistance: Neamen 14.2.5

Frequency response, gain-bandwidth product: Neamen 14.3 to 14.3.2

Output voltage swing, saturation: Neamen, Donald. p. 1007, J&J p. 12

Output current limit: Neamen 14.1.1, p. 956, and short circuit protection: J&J pp. 252-253

Compensation: Neamen 12.10.3 and p. 919, J&J pp. 6 and 52

Slew rate: Neamen 14.3.3, J&J pp. 93-94

Offset voltage and drift: Neamen 14.4 to 14.4.2 and 14.6.1, J&J pp. 93 and 250

Op-amp selection considerations: J&J pp. 253-256

IX. Operational amplifiers
A. Non-linear op-amp circuits

Precision ½ wave rectifier, log and antilog amps: Neamen 9.5.6, J&J pp. 227-229, Cathey 9.9

Comparator: Neamen 15.5 to 15.3.1, J&J pp. 53-55

Schmitt-trigger: Neamen 15.3.2 to 15.3.4

Schmitt-trigger oscillator (astable multivibrator): Neamen 15.4.1, J&J pp. 233-234

555 IC timer: Neamen 15.4.2 to 15.4.3

X. Practical matters
A. Phyiscal layout; intercircuit coupling
B. Vcc, Vee bypassing

Capacitors and resistors at very high frequencies

C. Interference and shielding
D. Grounding and ground sequencing
E. Optoelectronic isolators