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Second Edition

Gordon Roberts and Adel Sedra

Publication Date - September 1996

ISBN: 9780195108422

464 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) has become the industry standard for computer-aided circuit analysis for microelectronic circuits, and is used by the majority of IC designers in North America today. Unlike most SPICE books, which simply present SPICE in a how-to-use fashion, this volume outlines how SPICE is used in the process of design itself. It features methodologies for analyzing transistor and op amp circuits, over 100 SPICE examples, and numerous chapter problems. Intended to accompany Sedra & Smith's Microelectronic Circuits, 4/e, this book can also stand alone as a manual for computer-aided circuit analysis for microelectronic circuits.
SPICE decks and the examples in this book, as well as examples from the first edition, are all available on-line via the World Wide Web at http://www.macs.ece.mcgill.ca/~roberts/ROBERTS/SPICE/. Most circuit examples can be simulated using a student version of PSpice running on a low cost PC. This new second edition improves upon the first by tightening up the language and shortening the volume's length by almost fifty percent in order to make the materials more useful as a supplement to Microelectronic Circuits 3/e, by Sedra and Smith. Also available from Oxford University Press to accompany Sedra/Smith Microelectronic Circuits 3/E:
Laboratory Manual by K.C. Smith (University of Toronto)
ISBN 0-19-511103-6
Additional Problems With Solutions by K. C. Smith
ISBN 0-19-510586-9
1995 Problems Supplement by K.C. Smith
ISBN 0-19-510367-X

Previous Publication Date(s)

June 1995

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Spice
    1.1. Computer Simulation of Electronic Circuits
    1.2. An Outline of Spice
    1.2.1. Types of Analysis Performed by Spice
    1.2.2. Input to Spice
    1.2.3. Output from Spice
    1.3. Output Post-Processing Using Probe
    1.4. Examples
    1.4.1. Example 1: DC Node Voltages of a Linear Network
    1.4.2. Example 2: Transient Response of a 3-Stage Linear Amplifier
    1.4.3. Example 3: Setting Circuit Initial Conditions During a Transient Analysis
    1.4.4. Example 4: Frequency Response of a Linear Amplifier
    1.5. Spice Tips
    1.6. Bibliography
    1.7. Problems
    2. Operational Amplifiers
    2.1. Modeling an Ideal Op Amp with Spice
    2.2. Analyzing the Behavior of Ideal Op Amp Circuits
    2.2.1. Inverting Amplifier
    2.2.2. The Miller Integrator
    2.2.3. A Damped Miller Integrator
    2.2.4. The Unity-Gain Buffer
    2.2.5. Instrumentation Amplifier
    2.3. Nonideal Op Amp Performance
    2.3.1. Small-Signal Frequency Response of Op Amp Circuits
    2.3.2. Modeling the Large-Signal Behavior of Op Amps
    2.4. The Effects of Op Amp Large-Signal Nonidealities on Closed-Loop Behavior
    2.4.1. DC Transfer Characteristic of an Inverting Amplifier
    2.4.2. Slew-Rate Limiting
    2.4.3. Other Op Amp Nonidealities
    2.5. Spice Tips
    2.6. Bibliography
    2.7. Problems
    3. Diodes
    3.1. Describing Diodes to Spice
    3.1.1. Diode Element Description
    3.1.2. Diode Model Description
    3.2. Spice as a Curve Tracer
    3.2.1. Extracting the Small-Signal Diode Parameters
    3.2.2. Temperature Effects
    3.3. Zener Diode Modeling
    3.4. A Half-Wave Rectifier Circuit
    3.5. Limiting and Clamping Circuits
    3.6. Spice Tips
    3.7. Problems
    4. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
    4.1. Describing BJTs to Spice
    4.1.1. BJT Element Description
    4.1.2. BJT Model Description
    4.1.3. Verifying NPN Transistor Circuit Operation
    4.2. Using Spice as a Curve Tracer
    4.3. Spice Analysis as a Curve Tracer
    4.3.1. Transistor Modes of Operation
    4.3.2. Computing DC Bias of a PNP Transistor Circuit
    4.4. BJT Transistor Amplifiers
    4.4.1. BJT Small-Signal Model
    4.4.2. Single-Stage Voltage-Amplifier Circuits
    4.5. DC Bias Sensitivity Analysis
    4.6. The Common-Emitter Amplifier
    4.7. Spice Tips
    4.8. Bibliography
    4.9. Problems
    5. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)
    5.1. Describing MOSFETs to Spice
    5.1.1. MOSFET Element Description
    5.1.2. MOSFET Model Description
    5.1.3. An Enhancement-Mode N-Channel MOSFET Circuit
    5.1.4. Observing the MOSFET Current - Voltage Characteristics
    5.2. Spice Analysis of MOSFET Circuits at DC
    5.2.1. An Enhancement-Mode P-Channel MOSFET Circuit
    5.2.2. A Depletion-Mode P-Channel MOSFET Circuit
    5.2.3. A Depletion-Mode N-Channel MOSFET Circuit
    5.3. Describing JFETs to Spice
    5.3.1. JFET Element Description
    5.3.2. JFET Model Description
    5.3.3. An N-Channel JFET Example
    5.3.4. A P-Channel JFET Example
    5.4. FET Amplifier Circuis
    5.4.1. Effect of Bias Point on Amplifier Conditions
    5.4.2. Small-Signal Model of the FET
    5.4.3. A Basic FET Amplifier Circuit
    5.5. Investigating Bias Stability with Spice
    5.6. Integrated-Circuit MOS Amplifiers
    5.6.1. Enhancement-Load Amplifiers Including the Body Effect
    5.6.2. CMOS Amplifier
    5.7. MOSFET Switches
    5.8. Describing MESFETs to PSpice
    5.8.1. MESFET Element Description
    5.8.2. MESFET Model Description
    5.8.3. Small-Signal MESFET Model
    5.8.4. A MESFET Biasing Example
    5.9. Spice Tips
    5.10. Bibliography
    5.11. Problems
    6. Differential and Multistage Amplifiers
    6.1. Input Excitation for the Differential Pair
    6.2. Small-Signal Analysis of the Differential Amplifier: Symmetric Conditions
    6.3. Small-Signal Analysis of the Differential Amplifier: Asymmetric Conditions
    6.4. Current-Source Biasing in Integrated Circuits
    6.5. A BJT Multistage Amplifier Circuit
    6.6. Spice Tips
    6.7. Bibliography
    6.8. Problems
    7. Frequency Response
    7.1. Investigating Transfer Function Behavior Using PSpice
    7.2. Modeling Dynamic Effects in Semiconductor Devices
    7.3. The Low-Frequency Response of the Common-Source Amplifier
    7.4. High-Frequency Response Comparison of the Common-Emitter and Cascode Amplfiers
    7.5. High-Frequency Response of the Common Emitter and Cascode Amplifiers
    7.6. Spice Tips
    7.7. Problems
    8. Feedback
    8.1. The General Feedback Structure
    8.2. Determining Loop Gain with Spice
    8.3. Stability Analysis Using Spice
    8.4. Investigating the Range of Amplifier Stability
    8.5. The Effect of Phase Margin on Transient Response
    8.6. Frequency Compensation
    8.7. Spice Tips
    8.8. Bibliography
    8.9. Problems
    9. Output Stages and Power Amplifiers
    9.1. Emitter-Follower Output Stage
    9.2. Class B Output Stage
    9.3. Spice Tips
    9.4. Problems
    10. Analog Integrated Circuits
    10.1. A Detailed Analysis of the 741 Op Amp Circuit
    10.2. A CMOS Op Amp
    10.3. Spice Tips
    10.4. Bibliography
    10.5. Problems
    11. Filters and Tuned Amplifiers
    11.1. The Butterworth and Chebyshev Transfer Functions
    11.2. Second-Order Active Filters Based on Inductor Replacement
    11.3. Second-Order Active Filters Based on the Two-Integrator-Loop Topology
    11.4. Tuned Amplifiers
    11.5. Spice Tips
    11.6. Bibliography
    11.7. Problems
    12. Signal Generators and Waveform - Shaping Circuits
    12.1. Op Amp-RC Sinusoidal Oscillators
    12.1.1. The Wien-Bridge Oscillator
    12.1.2. An Active-Filter-Tuned Oscillator
    12.2. Multivibrator Circuits
    12.3. Precision Rectifier Circuits
    12.4. Spice Tips
    12.5. Bibliography
    12.6. Problems
    13. MOS Digital Circuits
    13.1. NMOS Inverter with Enhancement Load
    13.2. NMOS Inverter with Depletion Load
    13.3. The CMOS Inverter
    13.4. A Gallium-Arsenide Inverter Circuit
    13.5. Spice Tips
    13.6. Problems
    14. Bipolar Digital Circuits
    14.1. Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)
    14.2. Emitter-Coupled Logic (ECL)
    14.3. BiCMOS Digital Circuits
    14.4. Bibliography
    14.5. Problems
    Appendix A.
    A.1. Diode Model
    A.2. BJT Model
    A.3. JET Model
    A.4. MOSFET Model
    A.5. MESFET Model
    A.6. Bibliography
    Appendix B.

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