Electronic Devices and Circuits 3rd Edition
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Electronic Devices and Circuits 3rd Edition



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S. Salivahanan is the Principal of SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. He obtained his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, M.E. degree in Communication Systems from NIT, Trichy, and Ph.D. in the area of Microwave Integrated Circuits from Madurai Kamaraj University.

He has over three decades of teaching, research, administration, and industrial experience, both in India and abroad, with stints at NIT, Trichy, A.C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi; R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore; Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore; Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi; and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.

Dr. Salivahanan served as a mentor for the M.S. degree under the distance-learning program offered by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

He has industrial experience as Scientist/Engineer at Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad; Telecommunication Engineer at State Organisation of Electricity, Iraq; and Electronics Engineer at Electric Dar Establishment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is the author of 26 popular books which include Basic Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering; Electronic Devices and Circuits and Linear Integrated Circuits, all published by TMH, and Digital Signal Processing by TMH and McGraw-Hill International which has also been translated into Mandarin, the most popular version of the Chinese language.

He has published several papers at national and international levels. Professor Salivahanan is the recipient of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal for 2011 from ISTE, and IEEE Outstanding Branch Counsellor and Advisor Award in the Asia-Pacific region for 1996–97.

He was the Chairman of the IEEE Madras Section for two years, 2008 and 2009, and Syndicate Member of Anna University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE, Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Life Member of ISTE, and Life Member of Society for EMC Engineers.

He is also a member of IEEE Societies in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Communications, Signal Processing, and Aerospace and Electronics.

N. Suresh Kumar is the Principal of Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai. He received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai; M.E. degree in Microwave and Optical Engineering from A.C. College of Engineering Technology, Karaikudi; and a Ph.D. degree in the field of EMI/EMC from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has over two decades of teaching, administration, and research experience and has authored 8 books, all published by TMH.

He has published and presented many research papers in international journals and conferences. His areas of interest include Microwave Communication, Optical Communication, and Electromagnetic Compatibility. He is a life member of IETE and ISTE.

Foreword Electronic Devices and Circuits eBook


It gives me immense pleasure to write a foreword for Electronic Devices and Circuits authored by Prof. S Salivahanan, and Prof. N Suresh Kumar of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, whom I have known very well for many years.

Electronics has made rapid advances over the last few decades. Its importance has become more specific with the rapid development of solid-state devices and circuits. Electronic Devices and Circuits is one of the important core subjects in the field of Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Instrumentation, and Mechanical Engineering.

There has been an increase in the demand for a suitable textbook on this subject. The contents of the book are presented in a simple, precise, and systematic manner.

Numerous solved examples, self-explanatory sketches, and a large number of exercise problems with answers have been presented in each chapter to aid conceptual understanding of the subject.

This is an outcome of several years of teaching experience of the authors. Professor S Salivahanan has vast experience in teaching various courses in the industry and engineering colleges, both in India and abroad.

Prof. Suresh Kumar too has considerable experience in teaching the subjects over a number of years. Having been a teacher in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering for more than three decades, I am sure that this book will enrich students’ knowledge in the subject and would be welcomed by teachers and students of all engineering institutions.

I strongly recommend this book to every Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Instrumentation, and Mechanical Engineering student and wish the authors a grand success.

Preface to Electronic Devices and Circuits PDF


Explosive development and exciting progress have occurred in the field of electronics in the past few decades. A large number of solid-state devices and integrated circuits incorporating millions of active devices on a single chip have been invented.

The past four decades have witnessed several unprecedented and exciting developments in the field of electronics.

Hence, Electronic Devices and Circuits have become an important core subject in the field of Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Instrumentation, and Mechanical Engineering.

The study of electronic devices and circuits provides an opportunity to explore the operation of electronic devices, mainly diodes, and transistors, two of the most important building blocks in electronic circuits.

A single textbook covering all aspects of semiconductor devices and circuits satisfying the requirements of engineering college teachers and students is the need of the day. We have made a sincere attempt to bring out such a textbook.

The text is based on a series of lecture courses given to electronics, electrical, and computer engineering undergraduates in their first, second, and (part of) third years and, hence, the coverage of the subject has been organized in a more logically acceptable manner.

The language used in explaining the various concepts is extremely simple. Since a proper understanding of the subject would involve a serious attempt to solve a variety of problems, a wide variety of problems with step-by-step solutions are provided for every concept.

The third edition has been revised further and a number of new topics, solved examples and questions have been added. This text gives a detailed description of the operation and characteristics of modern electronic devices.

The revised edition contains descriptions on important topics like Filters and Regulators, MESFET, MISFET, Small Signal Amplifiers LDR, and Photodiodes for enhanced coverage. 

This book is divided into 25 chapters.

Chapter 1 introduces the physical properties of elements.

Chapter 2 covers the passive circuit components, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The Colour coding of capacitors has been added in this chapter.

Chapter 3 deals with electron ballistics. Here, the additions comprise the derivation of the path of an electron and magnetic focusing.

Chapter 4 is devoted to semiconductor diodes and their applications. This has been updated with the energy distribution of electrons, diode ratings, step-graded junction, and temperature dependence on V-I characteristics.

Chapter 5 explains various types of special diodes including metal-semiconductor junctions. The new additions are Zener resistance and Zener diode ratings and the effect of temperature on Zener diode.

Chapters 6 deal with bipolar junction transistors with the inclusion of enhancement of need of biasing.

Chapter 7 is on Field-Effect Transistors, which now includes new topics like pinch-off voltage, application of MOSFET in CMOS circuits, and advantages of BJT over MOSFET.

Chapter 8 describes the different members of the thyristor family such as PNPN diode, SCR, LASER, TRIAC, DIAC, and GTO.

Chapter 9 deals with the mid-band analysis of small-signal amplifiers. Chapter 10 explains the multistage amplifiers with additional topics like Darlington pair and cascade amplifier.

Chapter 11 concentrates on the frequency response of amplifiers with additional inputs on logarithms, decibels, hybrid pi conductances, and capacitances.

Chapter 12 is devoted to large-signal amplifiers with a new topic on the enhancement of different classes of amplifiers.

Chapter 13 covers the tuned amplifiers and their comparison.

Chapter 14 introduces feedback amplifiers.

Chapter 15 deals with oscillators and their amplitude stability.

Chapter 16 describes wave shaping and multivibrator circuits.

Chapter 17 gives a brief description of UJT, pulse transformers, blocking oscillators and time base generators.

Chapter 18 explains various types of rectifiers, filters, power supplies, harmonic components in a rectifier circuit, and a comparison of filters.

Chapter 19 is devoted to integrated circuit fabrication.

Chapter 20 deals with operational amplifiers and their applications.

Chapter 21 covers different types of transducers.

Chapter 22 contains a detailed study of optoelectronic devices including LCD panels and plasma display panels.

Chapter 23 discusses a variety of electrical and electronic measuring instruments.

Chapter 24 deals with digital circuits including 9’s complement, 10’s complement, EX-OR, and Ex-NOR gates.

Chapter 25 presents a study of memories, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. 

All the topics have been profusely illustrated with diagrams for easy understanding. Equal emphasis has been laid on mathematical derivations as well as their physical interpretations. Illustrative examples are discussed to emphasize the concepts and typical applications.

Review questions and exercises have been given at the end of each chapter with a view to helping readers enhance their understanding of the subject and to encourage further reading.

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