This text offers a comprehensive introduction to a wide, relevant array of topics in analog electronics. It is intended for students pursuing courses in electrical, electronics, computer, and related engineering disciplines.
Beginning with a review of linear circuit theory and basic electronic devices, the text moves on to present a detailed, practical understanding of many analog integrated circuits. The most commonly used analog IC to build practical circuits is the operational amplifier or op-amp. Its characteristics, basic configurations and applications in the linear and nonlinear circuits are explained. Modern electronic systems employ signal generators, analog filters, voltage regulators, power amplifiers, high frequency amplifiers and data converters. Commencing with the theory, the design of these building blocks is thoroughly covered using integrated circuits.
The development of microelectronics technology has led to a parallel growth in the field of Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nano-electromechanical Systems (NEMS). The IC sensors for different energy forms with their applications in MEMS components are introduced in the concluding chapter.
Several computer-based simulations of electronic circuits using PSPICE are presented in each chapter. These examples together with an introduction to PSPICE in an Appendix provide a thorough coverage of this simulation tool that fully integrates with the material of each chapter. The end-of-chapter problems allow students to test their comprehension of key concepts. The answers to these problems are also given.