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Book excerpt: Analog Circuit Design–A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions, Part 2

Many of you are familiar with the circuits and components developed by Bob Dobkin, CTO of Linear Technology Corp, and the late Jim Williams, Staff Scientist at LTC, along with others from LTC. Their application notes are timeless, insightful, informative classics about devices, principles, error sources, test techniques, and much more.

This book complies many of the application notes and more of the past decades, and adds additional insight. Although Jim William tragically passed away (see “ Jim Williams, analog circuit guru, dies ” and “Photo gallery: Remembering Jim Williams “) during the latter stages of production, the book was fortunately completed.

The book :

•Covers the fundamentals of linear/analog circuit and system design to guide engineers with their design challenges.
•Based on the Application Notes of Linear Technology (a leading source of high-performance analog products), readers will gain practical insights into design techniques and practice.
•Broad range of topics, including power-management tutorials, switching-regulator design, linear-regulator design, data conversion, signal conditioning, and high-frequency/RF design.
•Contributors include the leading names in analog design: Robert Dobkin, Jim Williams, and Carl Nelson, among others.
•An online support package, including LTspice software, Design Notes, plus videos and data sheets is at
www.elsevierdirect.com/companion/9780123851857

We are pleased to present several selections from the book over the next few weeks. We begin with:

Chapter 1: “Ceramic input capacitors can cause overvoltage transients

Chapter 2a: “ Minimizing switching regulator residue in linear regulator outputs” (first part)

Chapter 2b: “ Minimizing switching regulator residue in linear regulator outputs” (conclusion)

To learn more about the book, click here.

Also, if you want to buy the book—and it's well worth it, IMO—you can purchase it directly from the publisher at www.elsevierdirect.com/9780123851857 and receive a 30% discount when entering Newnes30 in the promotional code box at checkout. –Bill Schweber, Site Editor

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