Electronics, 2nd edition

  • Allan R. Hambley

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The book provides a wealth of readily accessible information on basic electronics for those interested in electrical and computer engineering. Its friendly approach, clear writing style, and realistic design examples, which earned Hambley the 1998 ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award, continue in the Second Edition.


  • NEW—Refines and reorganizes chapter content. The introduction and treatment of external amplifier characteristics has been condensed into the first chapter; op amps are treated in a single chapter; and treatment of device physics has been shortened and appears in various chapters on an as-needed basis.
    • Avoids overloading beginners with unnecessary detail, making the book more succinct and user friendly.
  • NEW—Provides early treatment of integrated-circuit techniques with greater emphasis throughout.
    • Enabling readers to gain knowledge of integrated circuits without taking an advanced course. It also integrates the concepts, rather than presenting them in piecemeal fashion.
  • NEW—Emphasizes MOSFETs over JFETs.
    • Preparing the reader for advanced study of analog and digital CMOS and IC's.
  • Offers outstanding pedagogical features throughout. Chapter opening material shows the reader how each chapter is organized. Example titles allow the reader to easily locate examples related to a particular topic. Margin comments summarize procedures and emphasize important points.
  • Treats digital circuits early in the book.
  • Emphasizes design. For example, Anatomy of Design sections show realistic design examples.
    • Demonstrates ways in which material fits together, providing motivation and creating interest.

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

Electronic Systems. The Design Process. Integrated Circuits. Basic Amplifier Concepts. Cascaded Amplifiers. Power Supplies and Efficiency. Decibel Notation. Amplifier Models. Ideal Amplifiers. Amplifier Frequency Response. Differential Amplifiers. Summary. Problems.

2. Operational Amplifiers.

The Ideal Operational Amplifier. The Summing-Point Constraint. The Inverting Amplifier. The Noninverting Amplifier. Design of Simple Amplifiers. Op-Amp Imperfections in the Linear Range of Operation. Large-Signal Operation. DC Imperfections. Computer-Aided Analysis of Op-Amp Circuits. A Collection of Amplifier Circuits. Integrators and Differentiators. Summary. Problems.

3. Diodes and Diode Circuits.

Diode Characteristics. Load-Line Analysis. The Ideal-Diode Model. Rectifier Circuits. Wave-Shaping Circuits. Diode Logic Circuits. Voltage-Regulator Circuits. Linear Small-Signal Equivalent Circuits. Basic Semiconductor Concepts. Physics of the Junction Diode. Switching and High-Frequency Behavior. Computer-Aided Analysis of Diode Circuits. Summary. Problems.


4. Bipolar Junction Transistors.

Basic Operation of the npn Bipolar Junction Transistor. Load-Line Analysis of a Common-Emitter Amplifier. The pnp Bipolar Junction Transistor. Large-Signal DC Circuit Models. Large-Signal DC Analysis of BJT Circuits. Small-Signal Equivalent Circuits. The Common-Emitter Amplifier. The Emitter-Follower. The BJT as a Digital Logic Switch. Summary. Problems.

5. Field-Effect Transistors.

NMOS Transistors. Load-Line Analysis of a Simple NMOS Amplifier. Bias Circuits. Small-Signal Equivalent Circuits. The Common-Source Amplifier. The Source Follower. JFETS, Depletion-Mode MOSFETs, and p-channel Devices. Summary. Problems.


6. Digital Logic Circuits.

Basic Concepts. Electrical Specifications for Logic Gates. The Resistor-Pull-Up NMOS Inverter. Dynamic Response of the Resistor-Pull-Up NMOS Inverter. The CMOS Inverter. Propagation Delay of the CMOS Inverter. CMOS NOR and NAND Gates. Dynamic Logic. The CMOS Transmission Gate and Pass Transistor Logic. Summary. Problems.

7. Differential and Multistage IC Amplifiers.

Design Rules for Discrete and Integrated Circuits. IC Biasing with BJTs. IC Biasing with FETs. Large-Signal Analysis of the Emitter-Coupled Differential Pair. Small-Signal Equivalent-Circuit Analysis of the Emitter-Coupled Differential Pair. Design of the Emitter-Coupled Differential Amplifier. The Source-Coupled Differential Pair. Examples of Multistage IC Amplifiers. Summary. Problems.

8. Frequency Response.

Bode Plots. Common-Source Amplifiers at High Frequencies. The Miller Effect. The Hybrid-…p Model for the BJT. Common-Emitter Amplifiers at High Frequencies. Common-Base, Cascode, and Differential Amplifiers. Emitter Followers. Low-Frequency Response of RC-Coupled Amplifiers. Summary. Problems.

9. Feedback and Oscillators.

Effects of Feedback on Gain. Reduction of Nonlinear Distortion and Noise. Input and Output Impedances. Practical Feedback Networks. Design of Feedback Amplifiers. Transient and Frequency Response. Effects of Feedback on Pole Locations. Gain Margin and Phrase Margin. Dominant-Pole Compensation. Examples of IC Amplifiers with Feedback. Oscillator Principles. The Wien-Bridge Oscillator. Summary. Problems.


10. Output Stages and Power Supplies.

Thermal Considerations. Power Devices. Class-A Output Stages. Class-B Amplifiers. Linear Voltage Regulators. Linear-Power-Supply Design. Summary. Problems.

11. Active Filters and Tuned Circuits.

Active Low-Pass Filters. Active High-Pass Filters. Active Bandpass Filters. The Series Resonant Circuit. The Parallel Resonant Circuit. Series-Parallel Transformations. Impedance-Matching Networks: A Design Example. Tuned Amplifiers. LC Oscillators. Crystal-Controlled Oscillators. Summary. Problems.

12. Waveshaping Circuits and Data Converters.

Comparators and Schmitt Trigger Circuits. Astable Multivibrators. The 555 Timer. Precision Rectifiers. Precision Peak Detector. Sample-and-Hold Circuits. Precision Clamp Circuits. Data Conversion. Digital-to-Analog Converters. Analog-to-Digital Converters. Summary. Problems.


Appendix A. Discrete Resistors.

Appendix B. Data Sheet for the 2N2222A BJT.


Published by Pearson (August 3rd 1999) - Copyright © 2000