Modern Electronic Component Families and Circuit Block Design--Article Index

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1. Voltage References and Voltage

  • Regulators
  • Introduction
  • Voltage References
  • Linear Regulators
  • Switching Regulators
  • References

2. Operational Amplifiers

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Amplifiers
  • Basic Operational Amplifier
  • Different Types of Operational Amplifiers and Application
  • Considerations
  • References

3. Data Converters

  • Introduction
  • Sampled Data Systems
  • A/D Converter Errors
  • Effects of Sample and Hold Circuits
  • SHA Architectures
  • ADC Architectures
  • D/A Converters
  • Data Acquisition System Interfaces
  • References

4. Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

  • Introduction
  • What is a System
  • Central Control
  • Stored Program Control
  • Inside the Microelectronic Central Controller
  • Microprocessor Architecture
  • Using Assembly Language
  • Single-Chip Microcontrollers and Embedded Processor Core
  • Applications
  • RISC vs. CISC Microprocessor Architecture
  • References

5. Digital Signal Processors

  • Introduction
  • What Is a DSP?
  • Comparison Between a Microprocessor and a DSP
  • Filtering Applications and the Evolution of DSP Architecture
  • Special Addressing Modes
  • Important Architectural Elements in a DSP
  • Instruction Set
  • Development Systems
  • Interface Between DSPs and Data Converters
  • Practical Components and Recent Developments
  • References

6. Optoisolators

  • Introduction
  • Light-Emitting Diodes and Photosensors
  • Optoisolators
  • Practical Circuits
  • Driving High-Level Loads with Optocouplers
  • Photovoltaic Devices
  • Conclusion
  • References

7. Sensors

  • Introduction
  • The Properties of Silicon and Their Effects on Sensors
  • Micromechanics
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Silicon Pressure Sensors
  • Silicon Accelerometers
  • Hall Effect Devices
  • Humidity and Chemical Sensors
  • IEEE-P1451 Standard for Smart Sensors and Actuators
  • P 1451 & Practical Components
  • References

8. Nonlinear Devices

  • Introduction
  • A Basic Semiconductor Physics-Based Approach to Analog
  • Computation Circuits
  • Important Design Considerations in Nonlinear Devices
  • Logarithmic Converters
  • Multipliers and Dividers
  • RMS-to-DC Converters
  • Function Generators
  • Benistor, a Newly Introduced Device
  • References

9. Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management

  • Introduction
  • Battery Terminology
  • Battery Technology: An Overview
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Reusable Alkaline Batteries
  • Zinc-Air Batteries
  • Battery Management
  • The System Management Bus, Smart Battery Data Specifications, and Related Standards
  • Semiconductor Components for Battery Management
  • References

10. Programmable Logic Devices (aka Programmable Logic Controllers) PLD or PLC

  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts
  • Advantages of Programmable Logic
  • Designing with PLDs
  • Design Tools for PLDs
  • A Design Example
  • High-Density PLDs
  • References
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