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Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory / Edition 10

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory / Edition 10

by Robert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky

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ISBN-10: 0135026490

ISBN-13: 9780135026496

Pub. Date: 08/05/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Highly accurate and thoroughly updated, this classic has set the standard in electronic devices and circuit theory for over 25 years. Boylestad offers a complete and comprehensive survey, focusing on all the essentials needed to succeed on the job. Provides a colorful, reader-friendly layout that boasts a large number of stunning photographs. Integrates


Highly accurate and thoroughly updated, this classic has set the standard in electronic devices and circuit theory for over 25 years. Boylestad offers a complete and comprehensive survey, focusing on all the essentials needed to succeed on the job. Provides a colorful, reader-friendly layout that boasts a large number of stunning photographs. Integrates troubleshooting sections in most chapters, offering general hints on how to isolate a problem, identify its causes, and what action to take to rectify it. Includes over 40 new end-of-chapter practical examples added throughout. Expands coverage of computer software to include Mathcad, illustrating the versatility of the package for use in electronics. Adds summaries to the end of every chapter. Ideal for electronics professionals who want to brush up their software and troubleshooting skills.

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Prentice Hall
Publication date:
Pearson Custom Electronics Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction, and concludes with a Summary and Computer Analysis.)
1. Semiconductor Diodes.

Ideal Diode. Semiconductor Materials. Energy Levels. Extrinsic Materials—n-type and p-type. Semiconductor Diode. Mathcad. Resistance Levels. Diode Equivalent Circuits. Diode Specification Sheets. Transition and Diffusion Capacitance. Reverse Recovery Time. Semiconductor Diode Notation. Diode Testing. Zener Diodes. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Diode Arrays—Integrated Circuits.

2. Diode Applications.
Load Line Analysis. Diode Approximations. Series Diode Configurations with DC Inputs. Parallel and Series-Parallel Configurations. AND/OR Gates. Sinusoidal Inputs: Half-Wave Rectification. Full-Wave Rectification. Clippers. Clampers. Zener Diodes. Voltage Multiplier Circuits. Practical Applications.

3. Bipolar Junction Transistors.
Transistor Construction. Transistor Operation. Common-Base Configuration. Transistor Amplifying Action. Common-Emitter Configuration. Common-Collector Configuration. Limits of Operation. Transistor Specification Sheet. Transistor Testing. Transistor Casting and Terminal Identification.

4. DC Biasing—BJT's.
Operating Point. Fixed-Bias Circuit. Emitter-Stabilized Bias Circuit. Voltage-Divider Bias. DC Bias with Voltage Feedback. Miscellaneous Bias Configurations. Design Operations. Transistor Switching Networks. Troubleshooting Techniques. PNP Transistors. BiasStabilization. Practical Applications.

5. Field-Effect Transistors.
Construction and Characteristics of JFETs. Transfer Characteristics. Specification Sheets (JFETs). Instrumentation. Important Relationships. Depletion-Type MOSFET. Enhancement-Type MOSFET. MOSFET Handling. VMOS. CMOS. Summary Table.

6. FET Biasing.
Fixed-Bias Configuration. Self-Bias Configuration. Voltage-Divider Biasing. Depletion-Type MOSFETs. Enhancement-Type MOSFETs. Summary Table. Combination Networks. Design. Troubleshooting. P-Channel FETs. Universal JFET Bias Curve. Practical Applications.

7. BJT Transistor Modeling.
Amplification in the AC Domain. BJT Transistor Modeling. The Important Parameters: Zi, Zo, Av, Ai. The re Transistor Model. The Hybrid Equivalent Model. Graphical Determination of the h-parameters. Variations of Transistor Parameters.

8. BJT Small-Signal Analysis.
Common-Emitter Fixed-Bias Configuration. Voltage-Divider Bias. CE Emitter-Bias Configuration. Emitter-Follower Configuration. Common-Base Configuration. Collector Feedback Configuration. Collector DC Feedback Configuration. Approximate Hybrid Equivalent Circuit. Complete Hybrid Equivalent Model. Summary Table. Troubleshooting. Practical Applications.

9. FET Small-Signal Analysis.
FET Small-Signal Model. JFET Fixed-Bias Configuration. JFET Self-Bias Configuration. JFET Voltage-Divider Configuration. JFET Source-Follower (Common-Drain) Configuration. JFET Common-Gate Configuration. Depletion-Type MOSFETs. Enhancement-Type MOSFETs. E-MOSFET Drain-Feedback Configuration. E-MOSFET Voltage-Divider Configuration. Designing FET Amplifier Networks. Summary Table. Troubleshooting. Practical Applications.

10. Systems Approach—Effects of Rs and RL.
Two-Port Systems. Effect of a Load Impedance (RL). Effect of a Source Impedance (RS). Combined Effect of Rs and RL. BJT CE Networks. BJT Emitter-Follower Networks. BJT CB Networks. FET Networks. Summary Table. Cascaded Systems.

11. BJT and JFET Frequency Response.
Logarithms. Decibels. General Frequency Considerations. Low-Frequency Analysis—Bode Plot. Low-Frequency Response—BJT Amplifier. Low-Frequency Response—FET Amplifier. Miller Effect Capacitance. High-Frequency Response—BJT Amplifier. High-Frequency Response— FET Amplifier. Multistage Frequency Effects. Square-Wave Testing.

12. Compound Configurations.
Cascade Connection. Cascode Connection. Darlington Connection. Feedback Pair. CMOS Circuit. Current Source Circuits. Current Mirror Circuits. Differential Amplifier Circuit. BIFET, BIMOS, and CMOS Differential Amplifier Circuits.

13. Operational Amplifiers.
Differential and Common-Mode Operation. Op-amp Basics. Practical Op-amp Circuits. Op-amp Specifications—DC Offset Parameters. Op-amp Specifications—Frequency Parameters. Op-amp Unit Specifications.

14. Op-Amp Applications.
Constant-Gain Multiplier. Voltage Summing. Voltage Buffer. Controlled Sources. Instrumentation Circuits. Active Filters.

15. Power Amplifiers.
Series-Fed Class A Amplifier. Transformer-Coupled Class A Amplifier. Class B Amplifier Operation. Class B Amplifier Circuits. Amplifier Distortion. Power Transistor Heat Sinking. Class C and Class D Amplifiers.

16. Linear-Digital ICs.
Comparator Unit Operation. Digital-Analog Converters. Timer IC Unit Operation. Voltage-Controlled Oscillator. Phase-Locked Loop. Interfacing Circuitry.

17. Feedback and Oscillator Circuits.
Feedback Concepts. Feedback Connection Types. Practical Feedback Circuits. Feedback Amplifier—Phase and Frequency Considerations. Oscillator Operation. Phase-Shift Oscillator. Wien Bridge Oscillator. Tuned Oscillator Circuit. Crystal Oscillator. Unijunction Oscillator.

18. Power Supplies (Voltage Regulators).
General Filter Considerations. Capacitor Filter. RC Filter. Discrete Transistor Voltage Regulation. IC Voltage Regulators.

19. Other Two-Terminal Devices.
Schottky Barrier (Hot-Carrier) Diodes. Varactor (Varicap) Diodes. Power Diodes. Tunnel Diodes. Photodiodes. Photoconductive Cells. IR Emitters. Liquid-Crystal Displays. Solar Cells. Thermistors.

20. pnpn and Other Devices.
Silicon-Controlled Rectifier. Basic Silicon-Controlled Recitifier Operation. SCR Characteristics and Ratings. SCR Construction and Terminal Identification. SCR Applications. Silicon-Controlled Switch. Gate Turn-Off Switch. Light-Activated SCR. Shockley Diode. DIAC. TRIAC. Unijunction Transistor. Phototransistors. Opto-Isolators. Programmable Unijunction Transistor.

21. Oscilloscope and Other Measuring Instruments.
Cathode Ray Tube—Theory and Construction. Cathode Ray Oscilloscope Operation. Voltage Sweep Operation. Synchronization and Triggering. Multitrace Operation. Measurement Using Calibrated CRO Scales. Special CRO Features. Signal Generators.

Appendix A: Making the Chips that Run the World.
Appendix B: Hybrid Parameters—Conversion Equations (Exact and Approximate).
Appendix C: Ripple Factor and Voltage Calculations.
Appendix D: Charts and Tables.
Appendix E: Solutions to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.

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