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Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design

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Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design

Jim Williams

ISBN 0750670622
Pages 416

In this companion text to Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science, and Personalities, seventeen contributors present more tutorial, historical, and editorial viewpoints on subjects related to analog circuit design. By presenting divergent methods and views of people who have achieved some measure of success in their field, the book encourages readers to develop their own approach to design. In addition, the essays and anecdotes give some constructive guidance in areas not usually covered in engineering courses, such as marketing and career development.

Part One - Learning How: The Importance of Fixing, Jim Williams; How to Grow Strong, Healthy Engineers, Barry Harvey; We Used to Get Burned a Lot, and We Liked It, Barry Harvey; Analog Design Productivity and the Challenge of Creating Future Generations of Analog Engineers, Keitaro Sekine; Thoughts on Becoming and Being an Analog Circuit Designer, Gregory T. A. Kovacs; Cargo Cult Science, Richard Feynman Part Two - Making It Work: Signal Conditioning in Oscilloscopes and the Spirit of Invention, Steve Roach; One Trip Down the IC Development Road, William H. Gross; Analog Breadboarding, James M. Bryant; Who Wakes the Bugler?, Carl R. Battjes; Tripping the Light Fantastic, Jim Williams; Part Three - Selling It: Analog Circuit Design for Fun and Profit, Doug Grant; A New Graduate's Guide to the Analog Interview John Harrison's Ticking Box, Lloyd Brown; Part Four - Guidance and Commentary: Moore's Law, Eric Swanson; Analog Circuit Design, John Willison; There's No Place Like Home, Jim Williams; It Starts with Tomorrow: Fostering Innovation in the Chip-Biz, Barrie Gilbert; The Art and Science of Linear IC Design, Carl Nelson; Analog Design - Thought Process, Bag of Tricks, Trial and Error, or Dumb Luck?, Arthur D. Delagrange;