With a design-centric approach, this textbook bridges the gap between fundamental analog electronic circuit textbooks and more advanced RF IC design texts. The major issues that must be taken into account when combining analog and digital circuit building blocks are covered, together with the key criteria and parameters that are used to describe system-level performance. Simple circuit models enable a robust understanding of high-frequency design fundamentals, and SPICE simulations are used to check results and fine-tune the design. With solved design examples to guide the reader through the decision process that accompanies each design task, this is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in RF CMOS circuits, RF circuit design, and high-frequency analog circuit design. Analog integrated circuit designers and RF circuit designers in industry who need help making design choices will also find this a practical and valuable reference.
Authors Crowhurst and Cooper wrote many articles on high fidelity design subjects for Radio-Electronics magazine in the early 1950-ies. Gernsback Library had the original authors editing, rewriting, adding and assembling it into this book. This book will prove valuable not just for the budding enthusiast without much formal theoretical knowledge, but as well for those who have an advanced understanding of the subjects, but need some help to visualize some of the problems in high-fidelity design. An excellent primer for basic knowledge and an invaluable reference in any designers’ library. Part 1 – Feedback: Feedback effects, Analysis and design, Response and stability, Distortion, Extending design factors; Part 2 – Design and Testing Techniques: Drivers and inverters, Power supplies, Attenuators, Filters and equalizers, Scope test procedures, Speaker systems, Advanced techniques, High-power amplifiers, Test equipment design, Improving old amplifiers. A detailed index completes the book
Circuits overloaded from electric circuit analysis?
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Permaculture Two delves deeper into the concept of “consciously designed agricultural systems.” Author, Bill Mollison, describes new approaches and solutions that have evolved around the world. Ways in which plants can modify climate and many forms of pollution are discussed. Highly productive, low-energy systems, are made clear, in this fascinating book that offers some concrete solutions for saving Mother Earth.
“…If there is a single claim, that I could make, in order to distinguish Permaculture from other systems of agriculture, with the notable exception of keyline concepts, it is that Permaculture is primarily a consciously designed agricultural system … a system that combines landscape design with perennial plants and animals to make a safe and sustainable resource for town and country. A truly appropriate technology giving high yields for low energy inputs, and using only human skill and intellect to achieve a stable resource of great complexity and stability.”
“Permaculture Two is about design, not gardening or livestock per se but as elements in a system intended to serve man, and the ends of good ecology … Good teachers have nothing to give but enthusiasm to learn; they cannot with the best will in the world, give their students knowledge. Thus it is ‘how’ to design, rather than designing your site which I am attempting here …”
“… both individual and competitive enterprise, and ‘free’ energy have faiIed us. Society is in a mess; obesity in the west is balanced by famine in the third world. Petrol is running out yet freeways are still being built. Against such universal insanity the only response is to gather together a few friends and commence to build the alternative on a philosophy of individual responsibility for community survival.”
Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques
There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!
Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge
Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel
Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path
Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage
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How to crop images and increase their canvas size
Tips for creating gradients and patterns
Advice on resizing images
How to composite images with layers and blending modes
Filter techniques to correct or alter images
How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier
Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves
How to create contact sheets