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"Principles of Transistor Circuits: Introduction to the Design of Amplifiers, Receivers and Digital Circuits" is a widely recognized and authoritative textbook written by S.W. Amos, BSc, CEng, MIEE. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and design of transistor circuits, with a focus on amplifiers, receivers, and digital circuits.

The book covers the fundamentals of transistor operation, including the characteristics and behavior of different types of transistors, such as bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and field-effect transistors (FETs). It discusses topics such as transistor biasing, small-signal and large-signal amplifiers, frequency response, and feedback in transistor circuits, providing a solid foundation for understanding transistor circuit design.

"Principles of Transistor Circuits" also explores the design and analysis of various amplifier configurations, including common-emitter, common-base, common-collector, and differential amplifiers, along with their applications. It covers topics such as radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, oscillators, and receivers, as well as digital circuits including logic gates, flip-flops, and counters.

The book is known for its clear explanations, practical examples, and numerous illustrations that aid in understanding the fundamental concepts of transistor circuits. It includes practical design guidelines, tips, and troubleshooting techniques, making it a valuable resource for students, educators, and practicing engineers involved in the design and analysis of transistor circuits for amplifiers, receivers, and digital circuits. S.W. Amos, with his engineering background and experience, provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide for readers interested in transistor circuit design.

The principal changes introduced in this new edition were made to keep the book abreast of progress in electronics. To this end material has been added on new components such as h.e.m.t.s and to illustrate the use of transistors in modern equipment such as camcorders, video recorders, CD players and satellite receivers. The preparation of this edition was undertaken by the author's friend and colleague Eugene Trundle, who selected the new material and wrote the associated text. He also made minor rearrangements of chapter contents to improve the clarity of presentation. The author gratefully acknowledges this help.


 The 1950s marked the beginning of a revolution in electronics. It started with the invention by William Shockley of the transistor, a minute three-terminal device which could switch, amplify and oscillate yet needed only a few microwatts of power; it was also robust and virtually everlasting. Inevitably the transistor replaced the electron tube (valve) in all except very high-power applications. The pace of the revolution was accelerated a decade later by the development of the integrated circuit or i.e. (popularly known as the silicon chip) in which transistors and other components are manufactured and interconnected by the planar process (see Appendix A) to form amplifiers, signal stores and other functional units on a single silicon slice. The miniaturisation now possible is such that several million transistors can be accommodated on an i.e. less than 1cm 2 . The applications of i.e.s seem boundless. They feature in activities as diverse as satellite communication and control of model railways. They are widely used in audio, video and radio equipment and they made possible the computers and microprocessors now universally employed in commerce and industry. Perhaps their most familiar applications are in digital watches, calculators and toys. This book describes the properties of the various types of transistor and shows how they can be used in the design of electronic circuits. The principles described apply to circuits employing discrete transistors and those embodied in i.c.s. To explain the properties of transistors it is useful to begin with an account of the physics of 

Contents Of the Book:

CHAPTER 1 Semiconductors and Junction Diodes
CHAPTER 2 Basic Principles of Transistors 
CHAPTER 3 Common-base and Common-gate Amplifiers
CHAPTER 4 Common-emitter and Common-source Amplifiers
CHAPTER 5 Common-collector and Common drain Amplifiers (Emitter and Source Followers)
CHAPTE R 6 Bias and D.C. Stabilization
CHAPTE R 7 Small-signal A.F. Amplifiers
CHAPTER 8 Large-signal A.F. Amplifiers 
CHAPTE R 9 D.C. and Pulse Amplifiers
CHAPTER 10 R.F. and LF. Amplifiers
CHAPTER 11 Sinusoidal Oscillators
CHAPTER 12 Modulators, Demodulators, Mixers and Receivers
CHAPTE R 13 Pulse Generators 
CHAPTE R 14 Sawtooth Generators 

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Title: Principles of Transistor Circuits Introduction to the Design of Amplifiers, Receivers and Digital Circuits
Size: 14 Mb
Pages: 397
Year: 1994
Format: PDF
Language: English
Author: S.W. Amos, BSc, CEng, MIEE