Bob Dobkin on Analog Circuit Design

By: , Posted on: September 29, 2015

In this video, Linear Technology CTO & Co-founder, Bob Dobkin discusses Analog Circuit Design, Volume 3, Design Note Collection. Mr. Dobkin describes the Design Notes in the book as a collection that spans many years of circuit development. He comments, “We do applications. Circuits are built, tested and written up in two-page Design Notes. As a result, the energy in developing the circuits is not lost.” This volume represents a compilation of significant developments in analog circuit design, captured in easy to assimilate bites that can be read, analyzed and reproduced.

As Bob Dobkin writes in the book’s Foreword, “Experienced analog designers will realize some of the ancillary problems that can occur at the beginning of a design cycle. If the designer is inexperienced, it may take simulations and even breadboards to achieve a high-performance design. So having large numbers of finished analog circuits done by experienced designers is a great resource to providing well thought out starting points. The teaching designs in this Design Note Collection help bring new designers up to speed and give experienced designers a starting point for even more sophisticated designs. This book has two purposes: to speed designs by presenting finished examples, as well as providing a teaching resource for designers.”

Read more from Bob on Analog Circuit Design on SciTech Connect here

Analog Circuit Design, Vol. 3 Design Note Collection is available for pre-order on the Elsevier Store. Use discount code “STC215″ at checkout and save 25% on your very own copy!

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The reviews are in! Learn more about Bob and John’s book in this review by Bill Schweber at EE Times Planet Analog and one by Sam Davis at Power Electronics.

About the Authors

Bob DobkinBob Dobkin is a founder and Chief Technical Officer of Linear Technology Corporation. Prior to 1999, he was responsible for all new product development at Linear. Before founding Linear Technology in 1981, Dobkin was Director of Advanced Circuit Development at National Semiconductor for 11 years. He has been intimately involved in the development of high performance linear integrated circuits for over 30 years and has generated many industry standard circuits. Dobkin holds over 100 patents pertaining to linear ICs and has authored over 50 articles and papers. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John HamburgerJohn Hamburger directs global marketing communications programs at Linear Technology, where he was instrumental in developing the Analog Circuit Design book series. Previously with Luminous Networks and Terayon Communication Systems, he helped define marketing strategy from startup to public company, and held positions with Cypress Semiconductor and AMD. Prior to his career in high tech, he was an editor for Addison-Wesley, Harper & Row, WH Freeman, Harcourt Brace, Stanford University Press, and Runner’s World. He holds a degree from the University of Chicago.

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