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The Circuit Designer's Companion, 3rd Edition

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The Circuit Designers Companion, Third Edition, provides the essential information that every circuit designer needs to produce a working circuit, as well as information on how to make a design that is robust, tolerant to noise and temperature, and able to operate in the system for which it is intended. It looks at best practices, design guidelines, and engineering knowledge gained from years of experience, and includes practical, real-world considerations for components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) as well as their manufacturability, reliability, and cost.
Organized into nine chapters, the book begins with a discussion of grounding and wiring of electronic or electrical circuits, when to consider grounding, and the main factors that must be taken into account when designing a new PCB. It then introduces the reader to passive components such as resistors and capacitors, potentiometers and inductors, and crystals and resonators, as well as active components like diodes, thyristors and triacs, bipolar transistors, junction field-effect transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). It also describes high-speed digital circuit design and analog integrated circuits, including operational amplifiers and comparators, and power supplies such as batteries. The final two chapters focus on electromagnetic compatibility and the latest advances in electronics, along with safety considerations in the design of electronic equipment.
This book is an invaluable resource for circuit designers and practicing electronics engineers, electronic engineering students, and professors.

    • An invaluable companion for circuit designers and practicing electronics engineers – gives best practices, design guidelines and engineering knowledge gleaned from years of experience
    • Includes practical, real-world considerations for components, PCBs, manufacturability, reliability and cost, enabling engineers to design and troubleshoot faster, cheaper and more effectively
    • Contains new material on design tools and communication devices, high-speed digital circuit design, simulation methods and testing

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. The Circuit Designer’s Companion
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST EDITION (TIM WILLIAMS, 1990)
    2. INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION (TIM WILLIAMS, 2004)
    3. INTRODUCTION TO THE THIRD EDITION (PETER WILSON, 2012)
  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 IGBTs
  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 ICS
    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 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION
    10. 6.10 DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANALOG-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 EMC
    2. 8.2 EMC 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 EMC DESIGN CHECKLIST
  14. CHAPTER 9 - General product design
    1. 9.1 SAFETY
    2. 9.2 DESIGN FOR PRODUCTION
    3. 9.3 TESTABILITY
    4. 9.4 RELIABILITY
    5. 9.5 THERMAL MANAGEMENT
  15. Appendix: Standards
    1. British standards
    2. IEC standards
    3. IEEE standards
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index