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The Circuit Designer's Companion, 4th Edition

Book Description

The fourth edition of this classic work on circuit design gives you the understanding and practical know-how to produce optimized, reliable, cost-effective electronic circuits. It bridges the gap between the theoretical learning that most university courses provide and the practical knowledge and application that comes from years of experience. Topics covered include analog and digital circuits, component types, power supplies and printed circuit board design, plus new coverage of the latest advances in electronics since the previous edition published.

The Circuit Designer’s Companion is ideal for Professional electronics design engineers, advanced amateur electronics designers, electronic engineering students and professors looking for a book with a real-world design outlook.

Updated with new material on:

  • Extreme Environment Design
  • Design for Reliability
  • Wide Band Gap Devices for Power Electronics
  • Provides an invaluable companion for circuit designers and practicing electronics engineers that includes best practices
  • Includes practical, real-world considerations for components, PCBs, manufacturability, reliability and cost
  • Contains new material on design tools, high-speed circuits, variability and tolerances, noise, simulation methods and testing

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Introduction
  6. Chapter 1. Grounding and Wiring
    1. 1.1. Grounding
    2. 1.2. Wiring and Cables
    3. 1.3. Transmission Lines
  7. Chapter 2. Printed Circuits
    1. 2.1. Board Types
    2. 2.2. Design Rules
    3. 2.3. Board Assembly: Surface Mount and Through Hole
    4. 2.4. Surface Protection
    5. 2.5. Sourcing Boards and Artwork
  8. Chapter 3. Passive Components
    1. 3.1. Resistors
    2. 3.2. Potentiometers
    3. 3.3. Capacitors
    4. 3.4. Inductors
    5. 3.5. Crystals and Resonators
  9. Chapter 4. Active Components
    1. 4.1. Diodes
    2. 4.2. Thyristors and Triacs
    3. 4.3. Bipolar Transistors
    4. 4.4. Junction Field-Effect Transistors
    5. 4.5. MOSFETs
    6. 4.6. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors
    7. 4.7. Wide Band Gap Devices
  10. Chapter 5. Analog Integrated Circuits
    1. 5.1. The Ideal Op-Amp
    2. 5.2. The Practical Op-Amp
    3. 5.3. Comparators
    4. 5.4. Voltage References
    5. 5.5. Circuit Modeling
  11. Chapter 6. Digital Circuits
    1. 6.1. Logic Integrated Circuits
    2. 6.2. Interfacing
    3. 6.3. Using Microcontrollers
    4. 6.4. Microprocessor Watchdogs and Supervision
    5. 6.5. Software Protection Techniques
    6. 6.6. Choice of Hardware Platform
    7. 6.7. Programmable Logic Devices
    8. 6.8. Field Programmable Gate Arrays
    9. 6.9. Analogue to Digital Conversion
    10. 6.10. Different Types of Analogue to Digital Converter
  12. Chapter 7. Power Supplies
    1. 7.1. General
    2. 7.2. Input and Output Parameters
    3. 7.3. Abnormal Conditions
    4. 7.4. Mechanical Requirements
    5. 7.5. Batteries
    6. 7.6. Advanced Circuit Protection
  13. Chapter 8. Electromagnetic Compatibility
    1. 8.1. The Need for Electromagnetic Compatibility
    2. 8.2. Electromagnetic Compatibility Legislation and Standards
    3. 8.3. Interference Coupling Mechanisms
    4. 8.4. Circuit Design and Layout
    5. 8.5. Shielding
    6. 8.6. Filtering
    7. 8.7. Cables and Connectors
    8. 8.8. Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Checklist
  14. Chapter 9. General Product Design
    1. 9.1. Safety
    2. 9.2. The Hazards of Electricity
    3. 9.3. Design for Production
    4. 9.4. Testability
    5. 9.5. Reliability
    6. 9.6. Thermal Management
  15. Appendix: Standards
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index