- Hardcover: 910 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521857279
- ISBN-13: 978-0521857277
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 2.2 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,381,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This truly interdisciplinary book is about much more than circuits. It contains the most comprehensive and deep treatment I have seen of the interplay and parallels between biology and circuits, and of how one discipline can inform the other. The comparisons between analog, digital, and biological implementations are fundamental and highly valuable. The breadth of the book is unique, ranging from feedback and antennas to battery chemistry." --Yannis Tsividis, Columbia University
"Sarpeshkar's focus on modeling cells as analog rather than digital circuits offers a new approach that will expand the frontiers of synthetic biology. Rahul has nicely laid a foundation that many of us in synthetic biology will be able to build on." --James Collins, Boston University
"Professor Sarpeshkar's textbook from MIT provides an excellent overview of ten key fundamental principles related to ultra low power circuit and system design. Examples of many practical, experimental micro-power systems in cardiac, neural, and other medical-electronics applications make the text highly useful. Practitioners in this field will gain insight from his system-level analysis, which is presented at a level deeper than that found in most texts. In fact, the focus on systems thinking and connections made to a diverse set of problems - natural and man-made, from medical implants, to cells, to low-power cars - truly sets this book apart." --Dr. Tim Denison, Medtronic Fellow
Learn how to architect ultra low power robust electronics with applications to implantable and non-invasive medicine, and how bio-inspired principles from cell biology and neurobiology can revolutionize low power electronics design, with this all-inclusive guide. Efficient, sustainable energy harvesting is also covered, and a wealth of practical examples and case studies are included.
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A combination of Dr. Sarpeshkar's work with similar works presented in the last years adds to this book a plus since it shows to the student what the trends are, what the main issues are, the techniques to deal with these issues and how the different trade-offs play a role in every design. Figuring out all of this took me at least 1 year (and counting), doing research by myself. If you use this book well, it will definitely speed up the learning curve faced for everyone who is new on this area.
Talking about the content, the first part of the book discusses how electrical and biological circuits can merge together. As a result of this, you can enjoy of a complementary and fresh approach compared to traditional analog design books. It is however, significantly more physics-oriented, first-principles-oriented, and feedback-systems-oriented in its approach to circuits, which can be a bit intense for a complete beginner in analog design. Therefore, it is also useful to read more traditional basic analog design books in parallel with this book.
The subsequent sections constantly refer to what has been presented at the beginning of the book, the equations are repeated each time they are needed and if you are one of those who enjoy doing the math derivations along with your reading, this book won't let you get stock at the middle of the road since the derivations are well explained and justified.
A final comment is that as a student who had some experience on this area, it helped me to confirm some of my own conclusions and to pay more attention on details that I didn't consider that critical before. You won't find anything like this unless you take a course focused on the same topic.
Having had the opportunity to work with Dr. Sarpeshkar on biomedical implants, I was pleased that he was able to convey his very unique and creative approach to problem solving in this book. When working with him you walk away with new way of thinking about things that can spark flurries of creativity. After reading a few chapters, his non-conventional approach will become apparent. His book does a great job of not only providing valuable information but also of teaching his unique approach to thinking about low-power biomedical systems. His techniques should be in every practitioner's tool box.
I highly recommend this book to new and to experienced designers of low-power biomedical systems.
Although this book goes over some fundamentals, it is very quick and brief. This is an advanced textbook and not for beginners. don't buy this book expecting to learn the fundamentals of cmos transistors and analog design.
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Although this book is valuable for analog and mixed-signal designers who aren't particularly interested in biology, it contains a number of chapters that make for great intellectual entertainment and stimulation, especially as power efficiency becomes the overriding goal in many design spaces. It is truly remarkable to consider the capabilities and robustness of the human brain, considering it operates on 12 Watts from a 100-mV power supply, using failure-prone components having bandwidths of 1 kHz.
Hardcore circuit designers will find great chapters on device physics, noise, feedback, and system-level design, all presented from a point of view several degrees apart from that of mainstream circuits textbooks. I find this different perspective essential for developing a deep understanding of the many complex concepts that underlie circuit design and analysis.
The book is written in a readable, conversational tone, with plenty of clear explanation for the equations. I wish more engineering professors would write books in this style.
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