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.
Will this book be a collection of Application and design note from this company? If that is the case, why do I need to buy? I can freely download all notes from their website! Any body can tell me why I should buy one?
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