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5.0 out of 5 stars Optimizing Op Amp Performance Made Easier
This book is an excellent treatment of this subject that is intuitive and not overly theoretical. It draws together a lot of material available in magazines and on vendor websites, but not available in book format. The author starts with the traditional op amp symbol, and derives Black's classic feedback model for various configurations (inverting, non-inverting, etc)...
Published on December 19, 2000

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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Disappointment
This book is a complete disappointment from preface to index.
If you're a math-geek who's intent is to design a network analyzer, this book may be for you. However, if your intent is to design-in an OpAmp and make it work, buy any other text out there.
If you're used to the ol' -Rf/Ri (inverting) or 1+Rf/Ri (non-inverting) formulas for amplifier designs, you'll...
Published on March 10, 2003 by Michael Edick


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Optimizing Op Amp Performance Made Easier, December 19, 2000
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This book is an excellent treatment of this subject that is intuitive and not overly theoretical. It draws together a lot of material available in magazines and on vendor websites, but not available in book format. The author starts with the traditional op amp symbol, and derives Black's classic feedback model for various configurations (inverting, non-inverting, etc) of the op amp. A generalized expression for the closed loop gain is eventually obtained where the numerator is the ideal closed loop gain, and the denominator contains the frequency response that can be analyzed with the aid of the Bode plot. Practical design issues are logically addressed using this simple formalism including bandwidth, phase compensation for input and output capacitances, power supply by-pass requirements, distortion, etc. Care is taken to indicate what conclusions apply to all op amp configurations, and which address specific design issues. As a writer, the author is very pointed in his approach and thorough with his analyses; and will not win any awards for fiction suited for a general audience. However, I highly recommend the book to anyone trying to learn how to use op amps in a systematic way.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Disappointment, March 10, 2003
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This book is a complete disappointment from preface to index.
If you're a math-geek who's intent is to design a network analyzer, this book may be for you. However, if your intent is to design-in an OpAmp and make it work, buy any other text out there.
If you're used to the ol' -Rf/Ri (inverting) or 1+Rf/Ri (non-inverting) formulas for amplifier designs, you'll be as dumbfounded as I was when you see how the author spins the formulas around into expressions that are completely unusable for quick estimation. The author assumes we (as engineers) don't have access to network analyzers or software circuit simulators, and still keep slide-rules in our top-drawer.
Additionally, the author's sections on PCB layout is esoteric and not much help beyond the obvious.
Get yourself a decent OpAmp "cookbook", you'll learn far more from a "this is how they did it" approach than this author's methodology.
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