An Analog IC Design Book Draft

[Jean-Francois Debroux] spent 35 years designing analog ASICs. He’s started a book and while it isn’t finished — indeed he says it may never be — the 180 pages he posted on LinkedIn are a pretty good read.

The 46 sections are well organized, although some are placeholders. There are sections on design flow and the technical aspects of design. Examples range from a square root circuit to a sigma-delta modulator, although some of them are not complete yet. There are also sections on math, physics, common electronics, materials, and tools.

The text is decidedly practical. For example, there’s a succinct summary of what a MOSFET channel width and length do to parameters such as capacitance, noise, and saturated resistance.

If you prefer a PDF copy, here’s a tip. When viewing the document, click on the full-screen button. Then at the top, you’ll see a download button. The link there looks as though it isn’t a static link, so you’ll need to visit the post yourself to do the download.

It is a lot of work to put a book together and even though this isn’t complete, it is a great start and already useful. If you want some more book recommendations, check out ours. We never fail to recommend The Art of Electronics, too.

21 thoughts on “An Analog IC Design Book Draft

  1. “To view or add a comment, sign in”

    I have no FB account. I do not tweet. I will not login to linkedin to see your stuff.

    These are not suitable sites as sole source of publishing material.

      1. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised, if today I were to find out that Google, Facebook, Amazon, et al, have already made accounts for everyone on the planet, they just need to be activated.

        I think of all those people who want to remain “dark” but don’t realize they have already been identified by photos on Facebook, Instagram, whatever, and all their contact information has been scraped off other people’s Contact lists!

  2. To give you some background, Jean-Francois is a famous IC designer who designed many of Atmel’s RF chips such as transceivers, and he has worked for several other companies in France throughout his career.

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