Electronics: A Top-Down Approach to Computer-Aided Circuitry Design

Electronics: A Top-Down Approach to Computer-Aided Circuitry Design

by Allan R. Hambley
     
 

Emphasis on design throughout the text helps meet ABET design requirements, while giving students an excellent grounding in basic concepts.

Integrated use of PSpice in evaluating circuit designs helps students learn electronics in an environment similar to that of practicing electronic-circuit designers.

Clear presentation of basic principles

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Emphasis on design throughout the text helps meet ABET design requirements, while giving students an excellent grounding in basic concepts.

Integrated use of PSpice in evaluating circuit designs helps students learn electronics in an environment similar to that of practicing electronic-circuit designers.

Clear presentation of basic principles does not overload students with excessive detail. The first half of the book comprises a Junior-level introduction to its subject, while later chapters cover more specialized topics appropriate for a second or third course.

BJT and FET circuits are introduced in separate chapters to avoid confusion.

A good selection of special circuits, including oscillators, wide- band amplifiers, comparators and timers, and tuned amplifiers allows instructors to choose topics of interest.

Clear and uniform notation for DC, phasors, time-varying voltages, and currents also avoids student confusion.

An overview of electronic systems and the design process (Ch. 1), shows students how these topics fit into the big picture.

Chapter 2 provides an introductory overview of important amplifier characteristics, including gain, input impedance, output impedance, offsets, and more. Separating these topics from specific circuit implementations emphasizes their importance and makes it easier for students to appreciate the objectives of small-signal equivalent circuit analysis.

A wealth of student aids include numerous worked examples, exercises with answers, end-of-chapter review questions and problems, an appendix of select manufacturers''s data sheets, a library of PSpice models for selected devices, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780023493355
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1296
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.17(d)

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