Solid State Circuits Digital Archive 2000 DVD
by IEEE (Hardcover - February 2002)

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Before even starting with Analog and RF IC design, this digital archive is a MUST. This DVD contains a complete archive through 2000 of all the issues of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) starting from 1966 and Digests of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) starting from 1955. Presented through a user-friendly browser portal, articles can be located by date, author and a single subject index expanded from the year end printed indexes of the JSSC. Tables of Contents of issues have the same familiar look as the published Journal Tables of Contents or the conferences Sessions listing. Each article's abstract summary screen provides: - a formatted text citation ready to paste into a users article in composition, - links to the authors bios, - links effective on the disk to references the authors cited, and - links effective on the disk forward to more recent articles that have cited the work - the list of subjects identified in the index - for ISSCC articles, a link to the separate file of the presentation from the slide supplement which began in 1990. The pages of the articles are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) for printing and text searching. Additionally Acrobat allows the sorting of search results by date. Board and committee listings, awards, letters to the editors and calls for papers are other ephemera included to make this archive complete .


Bipolar and Mos Analog Integrated Circuit Design
by Alan B. Grebene (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Classic. A practical, engineering book discussing the most modern and general techniques for designing analog integrated circuits which are not digital (excluding computer circuits). Covers the basics of the devices, manufacturing technology, design procedures, shortcuts, and analytic techniques. Includes examples and illustrations of the best current practice. Since 1984, This is one of the best books for the analog bipolar and BiCMOS circuit designer


Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits

Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition)
by Paul R. Gray, et al (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Classic. Presents a detailed, comparative treatment of analog integrated circuit analysis and design, combining bipolar, CMOS, and BiCMOS analog integrated-circuit design. This edition expands its coverage of a few important technologies and techniques, including increased emphasis on CMOS circuits; a new chapter on fully differential amplifiers and common-mode feedback; new material on feedback circuit analysis using return ratio in addition to the two-port feedback analysis; and new coverage of two-stage MOS op-amp compensation, single-stage op amps, and nested Miller compensation. Includes a number of open-ended design problems, many of which make extensive use of SPICE. The analysis of the 741 op-amp, although presented excellently, gets a little bit outdated though.


Introduction to CMOS OP-AMPS and Comparators

Introduction to Cmos Op-Amps and Comparators
by Roubik Gregorian (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Roubik Gregorian, a well-known industry expert, provides circuit designers with the technical knowledge needed to design high-performance op-amps and comparators suitable for most analog circuit applications. The author covers analysis and design principles of these key components of analog metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) circuits, complete with physical operation, design procedures, and applications to analog MOS circuits.


<b>Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing</b>

Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing-1st ed.
Roubik Gregorian and Gabor C. Temes (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Describes the operating principles of analog of mostly n-MOS integrated circuits (outdated) and how to design and use such circuits. The initial section explores general properties of analog MOS integrated circuits and the math and physics background required. The remainder of the book is devoted to the design of circuits. Includes such devices as switched-capacitor filters, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, amplifiers, modulators, oscillators, and others. Tables and numerical design examples clarify the step-by-step processes involved.


Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems
by W. Sansen and Kenneth R. Laker (Hardcover)

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This text is for a senior or graduate level course called Analog Integrated Circuits or Design of Analog Integrated Circuits. This book combines the consideration of CMOS and bipolar circuits into a unified treatment. Also included are CMOS-bipolar circuits made possible by BiCMOS technology. The text progresses smoothly from MOS and bipolar device modeling to simple one and two transistor building block circuits. The final two chapters present a unified coverage of sample-data and continuous-time signal processing systems.


Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits
by Behzad Razavi (Hardcover)

Rfsilicon Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars

List Price: $135.65Good book for the more experienced CMOS designer and is

too confusing for the beginner. However, if you are the experienced CMOS designer, it is not showing anything new or anything that you can’t find elsewhere. The same material can be found in the Journal of Solid state Circuits, so you’re better off getting the 1966-2000 JSCC digital library.


CMOS Analog Circuit Design

CMOS Analog Circuit Design .
by P. E. Allen, Douglas R. Holberg  (Hardcover, Oxford University Press, February 2002)

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Most of the contents is covered by Grebene, Gray and Sansen, however, the design examples are done in a practical step-by-step way, which is excellent for the beginner.



Phaselock Techniques
by Floyd Martin Gardner (Hardcover - April 1979)

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A Classic. The original from 1964 is still hard to beat. Get also a book from Egan, Rohde and Best and you are an PLL expert within a week…..


Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock

Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock
by William F. Egan (Hardcover, Wiley)
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This book provides exhaustive coverage of phase locked loops and frequency synthesis, including a theoretical treatment and many examples.


<b>Phase-Locked Loops:</b> Design,Simulation,and Applications

Phase-Locked Loops: Design, Simulation, and Applications
by Roland E. Best (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Newly revised, this is the hands-down leader in phase-locked loop (PLL) design books--required reading for electronic circuit designers and technicians, as well as students New chapters on PLL integrated circuits and digital PLLs Includes a valuable CD-ROM of PLL simulation software


Oversampling Delta-Sigma Data Converters: Theory, Design, and Simulation
by James C. Candy (Editor), Gabor C. Temes (Editor) (Hardcover, IEEE - January 1992)

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<b>Communications Receivers:</b> Dps,Software Radios,and Design,3 Edition

Communications Receivers: DSP, Software Radios, and Design, 3rd Edition
by Ulrich Rohde, Jerry Whitaker (Hardcover)

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<b>Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers:</b> Theory and Design

Microwave and Wireless Synthesizers: Theory and Design-1st ed.
by Ulrich L. Rohde (Hardcover, Wiley)

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RF Microelectronics
by Behzad Razavi, Razavi Behzad (Hardcover - November 1997)

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The Art of Electronics

The Art of Electronics
by Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill (Hardcover - 1989)

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What can I say. An outstanding book on how to get practical circuits to work. Great for someone who wants to get better “on the bench”.


<b>RF Circuit Design</b>

Rf Circuit Design
by Chris Bowick, Christopher Bowick (Paperback, Sams - March 1997)
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Great book to have. Just about every other aspect of solid-state RF circuit design is here: small- and large-signal amplifiers, impedance matching networks, filters, Smith charts, "nonideal" characteristics of components at radiofrequencies and so on. If you are rusty on how you use the Smith chart, this book gets you back to speed in no time.


Rf and Microwave Circuit Design for Wireless Communications
by Lawrence E. Larson (Editor) (Hardcover, Artech House- February 1996)
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Fundamentals of RF Circuit Design: with Low Noise Oscillators
by Jeremy Everard (Hardcover)

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A text explaining the building blocks used in designing radio frequency circuits--used in an array of consumer electronics and wireless communication devices--at the component and the intermediate block level. The text explains principles of operation and applies theory (largely algebra) to show how significant insight, both linear and nonlinear, can be obtained by using simplifications and approximations.


RF & Microwave Circuit Design for Wireless Applications
by Kai Chang, et al (Hardcover)

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Circuit Design for Rf Transceivers
by Johan Van Der Tang, et al (Hardcover)

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Circuit Design for RF Transceivers covers key building blocks which are needed to make an integrated transceiver for wireless and cellular applications, that is low-noise amplifiers, mixers, voltage controlled oscillators, RF power amplifiers and phase-locked loop systems. Starting from detailed RF concepts and specifications, the authors discuss the circuits in detail and provide solutions to many design problems. The circuits are implemented in a wide range of modern technology processes. Production requirements are taken into account, and measurement results are presented and discussed. Several of the presented circuits are used in IC products. The text also includes several RF technologies (for example double-poly, Silicon-on-Anything, SiGe-bipolar, RF-CMOS, etc.) and microwave design techniques, such as transmission line concepts. In addition, the problem of connecting the RF signals on-chip to the PCB and to the antenna will be discussed, including the influence of the package, ESD and bond pads. The contents of Circuit Design for RF Transceivers are based on research activities carried out at Philips Research. Many internal and external publications contributed to make the presented material state-of-the-art. The book is written for people who have a basic knowledge of analogue IC design.


ESD in Silicon Integrated Circuits
by Ajith Amerasekera, et al, (Hardcover, Wiley)

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Presents a practical and systematic approach to ESD device physics, modeling and design techniques. Also provides detailed coverage of ESD simulation stress models. Provides the means to design protection circuits for a variety of applications and to diagnose and solve ESD problems in IC products.


Basic ESD and I/O Design
by Sanjay Dabral, Timothy J. Maloney (Hardcover)

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A text devoted to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and input/output (I/O) design. The authors cover ESD protection methods such as silicon-controlled rectifiers and thick-field-oxide clamps, small- chip ESD issues, hot-electron interactions, circuit considerations such as compensation schemes and simultaneous switching output noise, and ESD and I/O interactions. The emphasis is on design principles that can be applied widely as the field continues to evolve. Intended for engineers and others designing circuits, systems, or devices for future technologies.


Small Antennas

Small Antennas (Electronic and Electrical Engineering Research Studies/Antennas Series, No 7)
by K. Fujimoto, et al (Hardcover - January 1987)

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Great book for the designer of loop antennas, If you are making pagers, car keys etc. This book should be on your shelf . Describes some of the more up-to-date developments in the design of small antennas from both the analytical and practical aspects, taking as examples the discretely- and continuously-loaded wire antennas. Discusses the principles of small antenna design and examines analytically the performance of small antennas when affixed onto real-life objects. Coverage encompasses applications and requirements for small and low-profile antennas, fundamental principles associated with small antenna design--particularly bandwidth and efficiency requirements, types of wire antennas (with and without discrete loadings, either passive or active), an alternative method of loading to give height reduction, performance of antennas located on or near real size objects, and much more.