LONDON – Jim Williams, a respected analog engineer who passed away in June 2011, has made a posthumous contribution to electronic engineering as a co-author and co-editor of Analog Circuit Design, published by Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books.
The secondary title of the 960-page book is: A tutorial guide to applications and solutions. It is co-edited by Bob Dobkin, a founder and chief technology officer of Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.).
Williams also worked for Linear Technology – for nearly three decades having started out as an applications engineer in the early years of the company. Other authors included in book include Carl Nelson.
Newnes describes the book as "comprehensive source book of circuit design solutions that will aid systems designers with elegant and practical design techniques that focus on common circuit design challenges." The book is based on Linear Technology application notes covering such topics as power management, switching and linear regulator design, data conversion, signal conditioning, and high frequency/RF design, Newness said.
The 960-page hardcover book has a large format trim size of 8.5-inches by 10.9-inches. It is priced at $84.95 and can be purchased from Elsevier's website at www.elsevierdirect.com/ISBN/9780123851857/Analog-Circuit-Design
It also comes with an online support package including LTspice software, design notes, videos and datasheets that can be found at www.elsevierdirect.com/companion/9780123851857
The news of Williams' death was met with great sadness by the engineering community and he was fondly remembered in numerous contributions on the web-pages of EE Times.
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