Structured Electronic Design

This book deals with structured design of analog electronic circuits. It is intended for BSc and MSc students Analog Electronics and used at the Delft University of Technology. The design of analog electronic circuits is considered by many people to be complex. This is mainly because designers have to deal with many relevant performance aspectsthat can be achieved in many different ways. In other words, there are many degrees of freedom for obtaining the desired performance-to-cost ratio of an electronic circuit. Experienced designers intuitively use all these degrees of freedom to modify and combine known solutions into new ones. However, intuition is knowledge the origin of which has become unclear. It cannot be easily be shared with novices, and therefore, it cannot be a basis for the education of designers.

The design of electronic circuits can be shared and understood if it is presented in a structured way. This requires a clear formulation of design goals and strategies and aclear distinction between theoretical concepts and their physical implementations. Such an approach not only results in clear and reliable designs with predictable performance, but it also provides a basis for sharing and developing knowledge.

Anton Montagne (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1953) received his master's degree in 1984 at the Delft University of Technology. In 1983, he joined Philips Semiconductors in Nijmegen where he designed analog integrated circuits for audio and video applications. At Philips, he also developed training courses on analog electronics. In 1989, together with Catena Microelectronics, the Delft University of Technology and the Institute of Microelectronics in Stuttgart, he cooperated in the development of an intensive training course, covering many topics of analog circuit design.

Since 1997, he works as an independent consultant, trainer and designer in the field of analog electronics. Over the past 35 years, he designed analog electronics for instrumentation and communication systems and carried out many training courses on analog electronics. Since 2016 Anton Montagne is coaching students and giving guest lectures and masterclasses "Structured Electronic Design" at the Delft University of Technology.

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