Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design 4th Edition
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Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design 4th Edition

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Author of Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design

Donald A. Neamen is a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico where he taught for more than 25 years.

He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of New Mexico and then became an electronics engineer at the Solid State Sciences Laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base. In 1976, he joined the faculty in the ECE department at the University of New Mexico, where he specialized in teaching semiconductor physics and devices courses and electronic circuits courses.

He is still a part-time instructor in the department. He also just recently taught for a semester at the University of Michigan–Shanghai Jiao Tong University (UM-SJTU) Joint Institute in Shanghai.

In 1980, Professor Neamen received the Outstanding Teacher Award for the University of New Mexico. In 1990, and each year from 1994 through 2001, he received the Faculty Recognition Award, presented by graduating ECE students.

He was also honored with the Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Engineering in 1994. In addition to his teaching, Professor Neamen served as Associate Chair of the ECE department for several years and has also worked in industry with Martin Marietta, Sandia National Laboratories, and Raytheon Company.

He has published many papers and is the author of Semiconductor Physics and Devices: Basic Principles, third edition and An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices.

Microelectronics Contents


  • Chapter 1 Semiconductor Materials and Diodes 
  • Chapter 2 Diode Circuits
  • Chapter 3 The Field-Effect Transistor 
  • Chapter 4 Basic FET Amplifiers 
  • Chapter 5 The Bipolar Junction Transistor 
  • Chapter 6 Basic BJT Amplifiers 
  • Chapter 7 Frequency Response 
  • Chapter 8 Output Stages and Power Amplifiers 


  • Chapter 9 Ideal Operational Amplifiers and Op-Amp Circuits 
  • Chapter 10 Integrated Circuit Biasing and Active Loads 
  • Chapter 11 Differential and Multistage Amplifiers 
  • Chapter 12 Feedback and Stability 
  • Chapter 13 Operational Amplifier Circuits 
  • Chapter 14 Nonideal Effects in Operational Amplifier Circuits 
  • Chapter 15 Applications and Design of Integrated Circuits 


  • Chapter 16 MOSFET Digital Circuits
  • Chapter 17 Bipolar Digital Circuits

Preface to Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design


Microelectronics: Circuit Analysis and Design is intended as a core text in electronics for undergraduate electrical and computer engineering students.

The purpose of the fourth edition of the book is to continue to provide a foundation for analyzing and designing both analog and digital electronic circuits. A goal is to make this book very readable and student-friendly.

Most electronic circuit design today involves integrated circuits (ICs), in which the entire circuit is fabricated on a single piece of semiconductor material.

The IC can contain millions of semiconductor devices and other elements and can perform complex functions. The microprocessor is a classic example of such a circuit.

The ultimate goal of this text is to clearly present the operation, characteristics, and limitations of the basic circuits that form these complex integrated circuits.

Although most engineers will use existing ICs in specialized design applications, they must be aware of the fundamental circuit's characteristics in order to understand the operation and limitations of the IC. Initially, discrete transistor circuits are analyzed and designed.

The complexity of circuits being studied increases throughout the text so that, eventually, the reader should be able to analyze and design the basic elements of integrated circuits, such as linear amplifiers and digital logic gates.

This text is an introduction to the complex subject of electronic circuits. Therefore, a more advanced material is not included. Specific technologies, such as gallium arsenide, which is used in special applications, are also not included, although reference may be made to a few specialized applications.

Finally, the layout and fabrication of ICs are not covered, since these topics alone can warrant entire texts.


Design is the heart of engineering. Good design evolves out of the considerable experience with analysis. In this text, we point out various characteristics and properties of circuits as we go through the analysis.

The objective is to develop an intuition that can be applied to the design process. Many design examples, design exercise problems, and end-of-chapter design problems are included in this text. The end-of-chapter design problems are designated with a “D”.

Many of these examples and problems have a set of specifications that lead to a unique solution. Although engineering design in its truest sense does not lead to a unique solution, these initial design examples and problems are the first step, the author believes, in learning the design process.

A separate section, Design Problems, found in the end-of-chapter problems, contains open-ended design problems.


Computer analysis and computer-aided-design (CAD) are significant factors in electronics. One of the most prevalent electronic circuit simulation programs is a Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE), developed at the University of California.

A version of SPICE tailored for personal computers is PSpice, which is used in this text. The text emphasizes hand analysis and design in order to concentrate on basic circuit concepts.

However, in several places in the text, PSpice results are included and are correlated with the hand analysis results. Obviously, at the instructor's discretion, a computer simulation may be incorporated at any point in the text.

A separate section, Computer Simulation Problems, is found in the end-of-chapter problems. In some chapters, particularly the chapters on frequency response and feedback, computer analysis is used more heavily.

Even in these situations, however, computer analysis is considered only after the fundamental properties of the circuit have been covered.

A computer is a tool that can aid in the analysis and design of electronic circuits but is not a substitute for a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of circuit analysis.


This book is intended for junior undergraduates in electrical and computer engineering. The prerequisites for understanding the material include dc analysis and steady-state sinusoidal analysis of electric circuits and the transient analysis of RC circuits.

Various network concepts, such as Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, are used extensively. Some background in Laplace transform techniques may also be useful. Prior knowledge of semiconductor device physics is not required.

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