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Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design

Book Description

Kularatna's new book describes modern component families and how to design circuit blocks using them. While much of this information may be available elsewhere, in Modern Component Families and Circuit Block Design it is integrated with additional design hints that are unique. The discussion covers most components necessary in an embedded design or a DSP-based real time system design. The chapter on modern semi-conductor sensors allows system designers to use the latest sensor ICs for real-world physical parameter sensing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Chapter 1: Voltage References and Voltage Regulators
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Voltage References
    3. 1.3 Linear Regulators
    4. 1.4 Switching Regulators
  9. Chapter 2: Operational Amplifiers
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Introduction to Amplifiers
    3. 2.3 Basic Operational Amplifier
    4. 2.4 Different Types of Operational Amplifiers and Application Considerations
  10. Chapter 3: Data Converters
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Sampled Data Systems
    3. 3.3 A/D Converter Errors
    4. 3.4 Effects of Sample and Hold Circuits
    5. 3.5 SHA Architectures
    6. 3.6 ADC Architectures
    7. 3.7 D/A Converters
    8. 3.8 Data Acquisition System Interfaces
  11. Chapter 4: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 What Is a System?
    3. 4.3 Central Control
    4. 4.4 Stored Program Control
    5. 4.5 Inside the Microelectronic Central Controller
    6. 4.6 Microprocessor Architecture
    7. 4.7 Using Assembly Language
    8. 4.8 Single-Chip Microcontrollers and Embedded Processor Core Applications
    9. 4.9 RISC vs. CISC Microprocessor Architecture
  12. Chapter 5: Digital Signal Processors
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 What Is a DSP?
    3. 5.3 Comparison Between a Microprocessor and a DSP
    4. 5.4 Filtering Applications and the Evolution of DSP Architecture
    5. 5.5 Special Addressing Modes
    6. 5.6 Important Architectural Elements in a DSP
    7. 5.7 Instruction Set
    8. 5.8 Development Systems
    9. 5.9 Interface Between DSPs and Data Converters
    10. 5.10 Practical Components and Recent Developments
  13. Chapter 6: Optoisolators
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Light-Emitting Diodes and Photosensors
    3. 6.3 Optoisolators
    4. 6.4 Practical Circuits
    5. 6.5 Driving High-Level Loads with Optocouplers
    6. 6.6 Photovoltaic Devices
    7. 6.7 Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7: Sensors
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 The Properties of Silicon and Their Effects on Sensors
    3. 7.3 Micromechanics
    4. 7.4 Temperature Sensors
    5. 7.5 Silicon Pressure Sensors
    6. 7.6 Silicon Accelerometers
    7. 7.7 Hall Effect Devices
    8. 7.8 Humidity and Chemical Sensors
    9. 7.9 IEEE P1451 Standard for Smart Sensors and Actuators
    10. 7.10 P1451 and Practical Components
  15. Chapter 8: Nonlinear Devices
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 A Basic Semiconductor Physics-Based Approach to Analog Computation Circuits
    3. 8.3 Important Design Considerations in Nonlinear Devices
    4. 8.4 Logarithmic Converters
    5. 8.5 Multipliers and Dividers
    6. 8.6 RMS-to-DC Converters
    7. 8.7 Function Generators
    8. 8.8 Benistor, a Newly Introduced Device
  16. Chapter 9: Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Battery Terminology
    3. 9.3 Battery Technology: An Overview
    4. 9.4 Lead-Acid Batteries
    5. 9.5 Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    6. 9.6 Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
    7. 9.7 Lithium-Ion Batteries
    8. 9.8 Reusable Alkaline Batteries
    9. 9.9 Zinc-Air Batteries
    10. 9.10 Battery Management
    11. 9.11 The System Management Bus, Smart Battery Data Specifications, and Related Standards
    12. 9.12 Semiconductor Components for Battery Management
  17. Chapter 10: Programmable Logic Devices
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Basic Concepts
    3. 10.3 Advantages of Programmable Logic
    4. 10.4 Designing with PLDs
    5. 10.5 Design Tools for PLDs
    6. 10.6 A Design Example
    7. 10.7 High-Density PLDs
  18. Index