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Microelectronics, 2nd Edition International Student Version

Microelectronics, 2nd Edition International Student Version

Behzad Razavi

ISBN: 978-1-118-16506-5

Apr 2014

856 pages

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By helping students develop an intuitive understanding of the subject, Microelectronics teaches them to think like engineers.  The second edition of Razavi’s Microelectronics retains its hallmark emphasis on analysis by inspection and building students’ design intuition, and it incorporates a host of new pedagogical features that make it easier to teach and learn from, including: application sidebars, self-check problems with answers, simulation problems with SPICE and MULTISIM, and an expanded problem set that is organized by degree of difficulty and more clearly associated with specific chapter sections.

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Microelectronics

Chapter 2: Basic Physics of Semiconductors

Chapter 3: Diode Models and Circuits

Chapter 4: Physics of Bipolar Transistors

Chapter 5: Bipolar Amplifiers

Chapter 6: Physics of MOS Transistors

Chapter 7: CMOS Amplifiers

Chapter 8: Operational Amplifier As A Black Box

Chapter 9: Cascode Stages and Current Mirrors

Chapter 10: Differential Amplifiers

Chapter 11: Frequency Response

Chapter 12: Feedback

Chaper 13: Output Stages and Power Amplifiers

Chapter 14: Analog Filters

Chapter 15: Oscillators

Chapter 16: Digital CMOS Circuits

Chapter 17: CMOS Amplifiers*

Appendix A:  Introduction to SPICE

  • More real-world application examples for key concepts.
  • Added more computational problems as well as the symbolic problems that are a Razavi hallmark. 
  • New application sidebars that show practical examples of theory in action.
  • New self-check practice problems with answers provided.
  • New simulation problems using PSPICE and MULTISIM.
  • A clearer separation of problems by chapter section, with several basic, moderate and challenging problems in each section.
  • Challenges students to develop the skills of analysis and synthesis in problem-solving. 
  • “Analysis by inspection” approach in which students learn to ‘read’ complex circuits as variations and combinations of simpler typologies.  By mapping complex circuits to their simpler constituents, students can more efficiently analyze circuit behavior than if they attempted brute force application of the equations they learned in their circuits course.
  • Numerous problems that require symbolic, rather than numeric solutions, so that students are forced to address problems conceptually, rather than as an exercise in calculation.