Brief Table of Contents
The Art of Electronics covers the full range of subjects
normally treated in electronics books, as well as a rich
complement of important but neglected topics:
- voltage and current; passive components; signals; complex
analysis made simple.
3. Field Effect Transistors
- an easy-to-use transistor model
- extensive discussion of useful subcircuits, such as followers,
switches, current sources, current mirrors, differential
amplifiers, push-pull, cascode.
4. Feedback and Operational Amplifiers
- JFETs and MOSFETs: types and properties; low-level and power
applications; FET vs bipolar transistors; ESD.
- how to design amplifiers, buffers, current sources, gain
controls, and logic switches.
- everything you wanted to know about analog switching --
feedthrough and crosstalk, bandwidth and speed, charge injection,
nonlinearities, capacitance and on-resistance, latchup.
5. Active Filters and Oscillators
- "golden rules" for simple design, followed by in-depth
treatment of real op-amp properties.
- circuit smorgasbord; design tradeoffs and cautions.
- easy to understand discussion of single-supply op-amp design
and op-amp frequency compensation.
- special topics such as active rectifiers, logarithmic
converters, peak detectors, dielectric absorption.
6. Voltage Regulators and Power Circuits
- simplified design of active filters, with tables and graphs.
- design of constant-Q and constant-BW filters,
switched-capacitor filters, zero-offset LPFs, single-control
- oscillators: relaxation, VCO, RF VCO, quadrature,
switched-capacitor, function generator, lookup table,
state-variable, Wein bridge, LC, parasitic, quartz crystal,
7. Precision Cicruits and Low-Noise Techniques
- discrete and integrated regulators, current sources and current
sensing, crowbars, ground meccas.
- power design: parallel operation of bipolar and MOSFET
transistors, SOA, thermal design and heatsinking.
- voltage references: bandgap/zener: stability and noise;
- all about switching supplies: configurations, design, and
- flying-capacitor, high-voltage, low-power, and ultra stable
- full analysis of a commercial line-powered switcher.
8. Digital Electronics
- an easy-to-use section on precision linear design.
- a section on noise, shielding, and grounding.
- a unique graphical method for streamlined low-noise amplifier
- autonulling amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, isolation
9. Digital Meets Analog
- combinational and sequential design with standard ICs, and with
- all you wanted to know about timing, logic races, runt pulses,
clocking skew, and metastable states.
- monostable multivibrators and their idiosyncrasies.
- a collection of digital logic pathology, and what to do about
- an extensive discussion of interfacing between logic families,
and between logic and the outside world.
- a detailed discussion of A/D and D/A conversion techniques.
- digital noise generation.
- an easy-to-understand discussion of phase-locked loops, with
design examples and applications.
- optoelectronics: emitters, detectors, couplers
, displays, fiber
- driving buses, capacitive loads, cables, and the outside world.
- IBM PC and Intel family: assembly language, bus signals,
interfacing (with many examples).
- programmed I/O, interrupts, status registers, DMA.
- RS-232 cables that really work.
- serial ports, ASCII, and modems.
- SCSI, IPI, GPIB, parallel ports.
- local-area networks.
12. Electronic Construction Techniques
- 68000 family: actual design examples and discussion -- how to
design them into instruments, and how to make them do what you
- complete general-purpose instrument design, with programming.
- peripheral LSI chips; serial and parallel ports; D/A and A/D
- memory: how to choose it, how to use it.
13. High-Frequency and High-Speed Techniques
- prototyping methods.
- printed-circuit and wire-wrap design, both manual and CAD.
- instrument construction: motherboards, enclosures, controls,
wiring, accessibility, cooling.
- electrical and construction hints.
14. Low-Power Design
- transistor high-frequency design made simple.
- modular RF components -- amplifiers, mixers, hybrids, etc.
- modulation and detection.
- simplified design of high-speed switching circuits.
15. Measurements and Signal Processing
- extensive discussion of batteries, solar cells, and
"signal-current" power sources.
- micropower references and regulators.
- low-power analog circuits -- discrete and integrated.
- low-power digital circuits, microprocessors, and conversion
- what you can measure and how accurately, and what to do with
- bandwidth-narrowing methods made clear: signal averaging,
multichannel scaling, lock-in amplifiers, and pulse-height