Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, 7/e
Robert Boylestad, the Queensborough Community College
Louis Nashelsky, the Queensborough Community College
Published August, 1998 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 1999, 926 pp.
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Devices Conventional Flow (High Level)-Electronic Technology
A core text for an upper-level course in devices and active
circuits. Appropriate for 2-year and 4-year engineering and technology
Completely updated with the most current computer analysis coverage,
this classic and very popular text on electronic devices and circuit
theory provides the high level of accuracy and detailed study often
lacking in other texts of its kind. Setting the standard for the past
25 years, it offers students a complete and comprehensive survey -
paying close attention to all the essentials they will need to understand
in order to be successful on the job. Divided into two main components
(the dc analysis and the ac or frequency response), it uses a building
block approach, progressing from one chapter to another in a
systematic manner. It covers a majority of the important configurations
and applications for each device, and includes a variety of examples
and applications to reinforce and enhance learning.
NEWUses the very latest version of PSpice
Windows (Version 8) throughout the book.
NEWOffers thorough and systematic improvements,
achieved through careful review of each and every page, and consideration
of user requests.
- Permits students to use the most current techniques to
draw as well as analyze each circuit.
Takes a systems approach to the subject, covering topics
in a building block fashion that ensures comprehension of
fundamental concepts such as diodes and transistors before tackling
the more advanced topics such as compound configurations and oscilloscopes.
- Hones presentations and simplifies some of the more complex
- Updates all the artwork, photographs, tables, and specification
sheets to meet current standards.
Features a well-designed color format that highlights and
defines important concepts, while line drawings present circuits and
devices as the appear in the real world.
Offers complete coverage of small-signal analysis,
and relates it more specifically to its uses in the industry today.
Includes the effects of the output impedance on all the
important parameters of an amplifier.
Reflects on the growing importance of operational amplifiers
in today's market.
Devotes a full chapter to BJT transistor modeling
to ensure a clear and correct understanding of this key topic.
- Examines all of the typical configurations of JFET and
MOSFET circuits, along with the basics of designing FET amplifier
Provides a chapter on instrumentation to assist students
with limited laboratory experience.
Integrates valuable troubleshooting sections in most
chapters, offering general hints on how to isolate a problem, how
to identify its causes, and what action to take to rectify it.
Stimulates and challenges students with an exceptionally
large number of exercises and problems interspersed throughout the
book, with more difficult ones identified by an asterisk.
(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction, and Chapters
1 - 17 conclude with a Computer Analysis.)
1. Semiconductor Diodes.
Ideal Diode. Semiconductor Materials. Energy Levels. Extrinsic
Materials - n-type and p-type. Semiconductor Diode.
Resistance Levels. Diode Equivalent Circuits. Diode Specification
Sheets. Transition and Diffusion Capacitance. Reverse Recovery Time.
Semiconductor Diode Notation. Diode Testing. Zener Diodes. Light-Emitting
Diodes (LEDs). Diode Arrays - Integrated Circuits.
2. Diode Applications.
Load Line Analysis. Diode Approximations. Series Diode Configurations
with DC Inputs. Parallel and Series-Parallel Configurations. AND/OR
Gates. Sinusoidal Inputs: Half-Wave Rectification. Full-Wave Rectification.
Clippers. Clampers. Zener Diodes. Voltage Multiplier Circuits.
3. Bipolar Junction Transistor.
Transistor Construction. Transistor Operation. Common-Base
Configuration. Transistor Amplifying Action. Common-Emitter Configuration.
Common-Collector Configuration. Limits of Operation. Transistor Specification
Sheet. Transistor Testing. Transistor Casting and Terminal Identification.
4. DC Biasing - BJT's.
Operating Point. Fixed-Bias Circuit. Emitter-Stabilized
Bias Circuit. Voltage-Divider Bias. DC Bias with Voltage Feedback.
Miscellaneous Bias Configurations. Design Operations. Transistor Switching
Networks. Troubleshooting Techniques. PNP Transistors. Bias
5. Field-Effect Transistors.
Construction and Characteristics of JFETs. Transfer Characteristics.
Specification Sheets (JFETs). Instrumentation. Important Relationships.
Depletion-Type MOSFET. Enhancement-Type MOSFET. MOSFET Handling. VMOS.
CMOS. Summary Table.
6. FET Biasing.
Fixed-Bias Configuration. Self-Bias Configuration. Voltage-Divider
Biasing. Depletion-Type MOSFETs. Enhancement-Type MOSFETs. Summary
Table. Combination Networks. Design. Troubleshooting. P-Channel
FETs. Universal JFET Bias Curve.
7. BJT Transistor Modeling.
Amplification in the AC Domain. BJT Transistor Modeling.
The Important Parameters: Zi, Zo, Av, Ai.
The re Transistor Model. The Hybrid Equivalent Model.
Graphical Determination of the h-parameters. Variations of
8. BJT Small-Signal Analysis.
Common-Emitter Fixed-Bias Configuration. Voltage-Divider
Bias. CE Emitter-Bias Configuration. Emitter-Follower Configuration.
Common-Base Configuration. Collector Feedback Configuration . Collector
DC Feedback Configuration. Approximate Hybrid Equivalent Circuit.
Complete Hybrid Equivalent Model. Summary Table. Troubleshooting.
9. FET Small-Signal Analysis.
FET Small-Signal Model. JFET Fixed-Bias Configuration. JFET
Self-Bias Configuration. JFET Voltage-Divider Configuration. JFET
Source-Follower (Common-Drain) Configuration. JFET Common-Gate Configuration.
Depletion-Type MOSFETs. Enhancement-Type MOSFETs. E-MOSFET Drain-Feedback
Configuration. E-MOSFET Voltage-Divider Configuration. Designing FET
Amplifier Networks. Summary Table. Troubleshooting.
10. Systems Approach - Effects of Rs and RL.
Two-Port Systems. Effect of a Load Impedance (RL).
Effect of a Source Impedance (RS). Combined Effect of
Rs and RL. BJT CE Networks. BJT Emitter-Follower
Networks. BJT CB Networks. FET Networks. Summary Table. Cascaded Systems.
11. BJT and JFET Frequency Response.
Logarithms. Decibels. General Frequency Considerations.
Low-Frequency Analysis - Bode Plot. Low-Frequency Response - BJT Amplifier.
Low-Frequency Response - FET Amplifier. Miller Effect Capacitance.
High-Frequency Response - BJT Amplifier. High-Frequency Response -
FET Amplifier. Multistage Frequency Effects. Square-Wave Testing.
12. Compound Configurations.
Cascade Connection. Cascode Connection. Darlington Connection.
Feedback Pair. CMOS Circuit. Current Source Circuits. Current Mirror
Circuits. Differential Amplifier Circuit. BIFET, BIMOS, and CMOS Differential
13. Discrete and IC Manufacturing Techniques.
Semiconductor Materials, Si, Ge, and GaAs. Discrete Diodes.
Transistor Fabrication. Integrated Circuits. Monolithic Integrated
Circuit. The Production Cycle. Thin-Film and Thick-Film Integrated
Circuits. Hybrid Integrated Circuits.
14. Operational Amplifiers.
Differential and Common-Mode Operation. Op-amp Basics. Practical
Op-amp Circuits. Op-amp Specifications - DC Offset Parameters. Op-amp
Specifications - Frequency Parameters. Op-am Unit Specifications.
15. Op-Amp Applications.
Constant-Gain Mulitplier. Voltage Summing. Voltage Buffer.
Controlled Sources. Instrumentation Circuits. Active Filters.
16. Power Amplifiers.
Series-Fed Class A Amplifier. Transformer-Coupled Class
A Amplifier. Class B Amplifier Operation. Class B Amplifier Circuits.
Amplifier Distortion. Power Transistor Heat Sinking. Class C and Class
17. Linear-Digital ICs.
Comparator Unit Operation. Digital-Analog Converters. Timer
IC Unit Operation. Voltage-Controlled Oscillator. Phase-Locked Loop.
18. Feedback and Oscillator Circuits.
Feedback Concepts. Feedback Connection Types. Practical
Feedback Circuits. Feedback Amplifier - Phase and Frequency Considerations.
Oscillator Operation. Phase-Shift Oscillator. Wein Bridge Oscillator.
Tuned Oscillator Circuit. Crystal Oscillator. Unijunction Oscillator.
19. Power Supplies (Voltage Regulators).
General Filter Considerations. Capacitor Filter. RC Filter.
Discrete Transistor Voltage Regulation. IC Voltage Regulators.
20. Other Two-Terminal Devices.
Schottky Barrier (Hot-Carrier) Diodes. Varactor (Varicap)
Diodes. Power Diodes. Tunnel Diodes. Photodiodes. Photoconductive
Cells. IR Emitters. Liquid-Crystal Displays. Solar Cells. Thermistors.
21. pnpn and Other Devices.
Silicon-Controlled Rectifier. Basic Silicon-Controlled Recitifier
Operation. SCR Characteristics and Ratings. SCR Construction and Terminal
Identification. SCR Applications. Silicon-Controlled Switch. Gate
Turn-Off Switch. Light-Activated SCR. Shockley Diode. DIAC. TRIAC.
Unijunction Transistor. Phototransistors. Opto-Isolators. Programmable
22. Oscilloscope and Other Measuring Instruments.
Cathode Ray Tube - Theory and Construction. Cathode Ray
Oscilloscope Operation. Voltage Sweep Operation. Synchronization and
Triggering. Multitrace Operation. Measurement Using Calibrated CRO
Scales. Special CRO Features. Signal Generators.
Appendix A: Hybrid Parameters - Conversion Equations (Exact
Appendix B: Ripple Factor and Voltage Calculations.
Appendix C: Charts and Tables.
Appendix D: Solutions to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.