Analog Circuit Design: Discrete and IntegratedThis textbook is intended for EE majors envisioning a careers in analog electronics. Analog integrated-circuit designers,
product/process/reliability engineers, test/test-development engineers, and analog applications/marketing/ customersupport
engineers are always in great demand.
å Both bipolar and CMOS technologies are covered. Even though digital electronics is dominated by CMOS technology, analog
electronics relies on both CMOS and bipolar, the latter being the technology of choice in high-quality analog circuits as well as a
fundamental part of BiCMOS technology.
å Both discrete and integrated designs are covered. Though nowadays the ultimate form of an analog system is likely to be of the
integrated-circuit type, testing and applications often require ancillary functions such as conditioning and interfacing that are best
realized with ad-hoc discrete designs. In this respect, BJTs are available in a wide selection of off-the-shelf discrete types to serve a
variety of needs, including practical experimentation in the lab. Moreover, for pedagogical reasons it is convenient to cover simple
discrete circuits before tackling the more complex integrated circuits.
å Semiconductor theory is presented in sufficient depth to reflect the daily needs of a practicing engineer in industry. Every analog
function is inextricably rooted on a physical phenomenon, so analog engineers, particularly IC designers and product/
process/reliability engineers, need to be conversant with the physics of semiconductors in order to function optimally