The first edition of this book was published in 2008 and has been adopted by numerous universities around the globe for undergraduate microelectronics education. In response to the feedback received from students and instructors, this second edition entails a number of revisions that enhance the pedagogical aspects of the book:
- Numerous sidebars have been added throughout the text on the history and applications of electronic devices and circuits, helping the reader remain engaged and motivated and allowing the instructor to draw upon real-life examples during the lecture. The sidebars are intended to demonstrate the impact of electronics, elevate the reader’s understanding of the concepts, or provide a snapshot of the latest developments in the field.
- A chapter on oscillators has been added. A natural descendent of feedback circuits, discrete and integrated oscillators have become indispensible in most devices and hence merit a detailed study.
- The end-of-chapter problems have been rearranged to better agree with the progression of the chapter. Also, to allow the reader to quickly find the problems for each section, the corresponding section titles have been added. Moreover, the challenging problems have been ranked in terms of their difficulty level by one or two stars.
- Since students often ask for the answers to problems so as to check the validity of their approach, the answers ...