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Analog Circuits Cookbook, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Analog Circuits Cookbook is a collection of tried and tested recipes form the masterchef of analog and RF design. Based on articles from Electronics World, this book provides a diet of high quality design techniques and applications, and proven ciruit designs, all concerned with the analog, RF and interface fields of electronics. Ian Hickman uses illustrations and examples rather than tough mathematical theory to present a wealth of ideas and tips based on his own workbench experience.

This second edition includes 10 of Hickman's latest articles, alongside 20 of his most popular classics. The new material includes articles on power supplies, filters using negative resistance, phase noise and video surveillance systems.

  • Essential reading for all circuit design professionals and advanced hobbyists
  • Contains 10 of Ian Hickman's latest articles, alongside 20 of his most popular classics

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Preface to second edition
  6. 1: Advanced circuit techniques, components and concepts
    1. Negative approach to positive thinking
    2. Negative inductor
    3. Real pictures
    4. Negative capacitance
    5. Kundert filter
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Logamps for radar – and much more
    8. Acknowledgements
    9. Working with avalanche transistors
    10. Filters using frequency-dependent negative resistance
    11. So how does an FDNR work?
    12. Big surprises … in small packages
    13. Discrete active devices
  7. 2: Audio
    1. Low distortion audio frequency oscillators
    2. Notes on free phasing
    3. Creating other tone colours
    4. Music in mind
    5. Filter variations
    6. Some other filter types
    7. Camcorder dubber
  8. 3: Measurements (audio and video)
    1. Four opamp inputs are better than two
    2. DC accurate filter plays anti-alias role
    3. Bootstrap base to bridge building
    4. Mighty filter power in minuscule packages
    5. Introduction
    6. Some active probes
    7. Acknowledgements
  9. 4: Measurements (rf)
    1. Measuring detectors (Part 1)
    2. Measuring detectors (Part 2)
    3. Measuring L and C at frequency – on a budget at frequency – on a budget
    4. Add on a spectrum analyser
    5. Wideband isolator
  10. 5: Opto
    1. Sensing the position
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. Bringing the optoisolator into line
    4. Acknowledgements
    5. Light update
    6. A look at light
  11. 6: Power supplies and devices
    1. Battery-powered instruments
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. The MOS controlled thyristor
    4. Designer’s power supply
  12. 7: RF circuits and techniques
    1. Homodyne reception of FM signals
    2. FSK and the homodyne
    3. FM reception
    4. Homodyne in practice
    5. LTPs and active double balanced mixers
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Low power radio links
    8. Noise
    9. Noise – the basics
    10. Thermal noise model
    11. Characteristics of random noise
    12. Other types of noise
    13. Narrowband noise
    14. The noisy signal
    15. Stationary, or not?
    16. Carrier noise
    17. Is it noise?
    18. Understanding phase noise
    19. Introduction
    20. Noise in the receiver
    21. Why phase noise is important
    22. Phase noise of the LO
    23. To B or not to B(ottom)?
    24. The frequency discriminator
    25. Frequency discriminator sensitivity
    26. The measured results
    27. Conclusions
  13. Index