Operational amplifiers and circuits INA, OTA, CFA, Norton, ISO advanced OpAmps negative feedback, stability and frequency compensation Sample&Hold circuits, DAC and ADC converters oversampling and Sigma-Delta modulators, Microcontrollers
The book deepens the understanding of important concepts and elements necessary to properly design an electronic system by exploiting analog, mixed-signal and digital components. The book aims to provide the tools to analyze and develop electronic stages and systems, like: Performances of Operational Amplifiers Small and large signal responses of OpAmps; Frequency compensation of OpAmp stages; Advanced OpAmps (INA, ISO, Current feedback, Current mode and OTA amplifiers); Sample&Hold sampling circuits; Analog mux, digital potentiometers and universal active filters; Standard and advanced DAC and ADC converters; Under-and over-sampling; Sigma-Delta modulators; Microcontrollers. Many real circuits and exercises are provided at the end of each Chapter and also in two specific Chapters focused on analog electronic systems employing OpAmps and mixed-signal systems with DAC and ADC converters. Most exercises are fully solved, with detailed step-by-step stage design and electronic schematics analysis. The book is addressed to an audience interested in hardware and firmware design of electronic circuits and systems for acquisition, conditioning and conversion of analog and digital signals. FRANCO ZAPPA was born in November 1965. In 1989 he graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and in 1993 he received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and ICT Engineering. From 1993 to 1998 he was an assistant professor at the Dept. of Electronics and Information Science; from 1998 to 2011 he was an associate professor at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2011 he is a full professor of Electronics and teaches “Electronic Systems” at the Master in Electronics and “Electronics” at the Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are in microelectronics, pho- tonics and instrumentation in the fields of 2D imaging and 3D ranging of light-starving scenes, by means of single photon counting detectors in Silicon and InGaAs/InP.