Book recommendations for properly learning Spice and OP Amps

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by fjord, May 10, 2012.

  1. fjord

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    Hi, my exposure to spice up until now has been limited to what I've done in labs for school. I'm wondering if someone might have a recommendation for a resource for properly learning Spice, creating your own netlistings etc. Something akin to k&r for C, but for Spice.

    Thanks.

    Also, Hi. I'm new to the forum.
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  2. strantor

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  3. crutschow

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    Is there a particular reason you want to learn how to do netlists for Spice, when most Spice programs now use schematic entry to generate the netlist for you? :confused:
     
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    Application notes from the manufacturers are wonderful sources, and they are FREE!
    I have a book called, "Understanding IC Operational Amplifiers" by Roger Melen and Harry Garland (Howard W Sams Publishing, 1971), but I rarely look at it. That post strantor provided is actually better than my book!
     
  5. fjord

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    Thanks everyone.

    I noticed there are good resources on this site about the topics I was asking about too. (I should have checked first). The TI op-amp page is awesome, thank you.

    I asked about net lists because I'm supposedly going to be doing some research for a professor this summer, and I just figured it might help to get very familiar with Spice. He's old fashioned and I remembered in class him showing us netlists and saying we should be able to do it this way without a GUI etc. I dont know.

    To be honest I don't know what to expect. I've taken 2 courses on electronics but of course I still know barely anything. He said the research is specifically about extending bandwidth of OTA's (Operational Transconductance Amplifiers). I have my first meeting with him Wednesday, and am just trying to learn some stuff until then. Kind of lacking any direction right now. Worked a lot with discrete transistors in class, figured my practical op amp knowledge needed work.

    Thanks again
     
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