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Here's a list of reference books that served as companions for creating many of the circuits and tutorials on this site.

   SPICE SIMULATION                                                          

 SPICE: A Guide to Circuit Simulation. cover

This has been my long standing PSpice guide for many years now. Provides a "tutorial approach" to using PSpice through graduated examples. This is a netlist based book, a great reference covering the all the basics. The cover claims a best-selling guide (I'm not surprised), a great starter on SPICE.

 

 OrCAD PSpice and Circuit Analysis
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An easy to follow guide to OrCAD's PSPICE with lots of circuit examples. Provides full explanations regarding op amps, discrete semiconductors, filters, and transmission lines, etc. Mostly netlist based SPICE files with several chapters on creating schematics with capture.

 

 The Spice Book cover

Vladimirescu, one of SPICE's original developers, not only gives the novice a great introduction, but dives in deep for the more experienced user. Lot's of examples with some advanced circuits as well. I really enjoyed the SPICE algorithms explained in detail. You also get a nice SPICE history lesson and some insight on analog behavioral modeling and convergence.


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  CIRCUIT DESIGN AND ANALYSIS                                    

 The Art of Electronics
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I recommend this book as the electronics book to have on your shelf. Covers analog and digital design, a broad reference of circuits from various areas. A great nuts and bolts approach to circuit design that emphasizes intuitive understanding over mathematics. An excellent companion to an engineering text. The informal style takes the stuffiness out of theory and puts some fun back into it.
 

 Microelectronic Circuits
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Here's an engineering text that covers the essential analog and digital concepts. This 4th edition says its one of the most widely accepted texts for teaching. Op amps, discrete semiconductors, feedback theory, filters, digital gates and memory devices are covered. Clear explanations without losing the full engineering theory. This book along with the Art of Electronics have made the perfect resource pair for me.


 IC Op-Amp Cookbook cover

Another classic book that seems to give you security just having it on your shelf. Covers basic op amp theory in excellent detail. But, like the title says, its more cookbook than theory. However, with over 200 practical circuit applications, its an awesome collection of op amp circuits to have on hand.

 

 

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