This book presents the basic principles of transistor circuit analysis, basic per-stage building blocks, and feedback. The content is restricted to quasi-static (low-frequency) considerations, to emphasize basic topological principles. The reader will be able to analyze and design multi-stage amplifiers with feedback, including calculation and specification of gain, input and output resistances, including the effects of transistor output resistance. Of te is the presentation of feedback analysis, a subject rarely covered by other books, with insights and from angles that will reduce to analysis by inspection for readers. Some circuit transformations outlined within are especially helpful in reducing circuits to simpler forms for analysis. They are usefully applied in considering transistor circuits for which collector-emitter (or drain-source) resistance is t negligible, ather often omitted topic which this book details.
D. Feucht has been involved in analog circuit design for over 40 years, fifteen of them with Tektronix and most of the rest in Innovatia. He has designed part or all of oscilloscopes, DMMs, function generators, pulse generators, medical ultrasonic scanners, phaco machines, and surgical lasers, microcomputer-based data acquisition and control systems, thermal energy meters, and various power conversion and motor-drive products.