Looking for questions that discuss analog

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  1. EngIntoHW

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    Apr 24, 2010
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    Hey,

    I'm preparing for job interviews, and so far I solved questions that mainly discuss digital stuff (logic gates, FFs, etc).

    Could you please refer me to some sources that contain questions on analog stuff (integrator, differentiator, amplifiers, etc).

    Thank you very much. :)
     
  2. Ghar

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    Mar 8, 2010
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    Here's some good references from ADI, they're free excerpts from their actual books.

    Linear circuit design handbook -
    http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/43-09/linear_circuit_design_handbook.html

    Op amp Handbook -
    http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/39-05/op_amp_applications_handbook.html

    Data conversion handbook (ADC & DAC) -
    http://www.analog.com/library/analogDialogue/archives/39-06/data_conversion_handbook.html

    A bigger list:
    http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/technical_books.html

    (look for the word 'download' to find what's available on the site)
     
  3. tom66

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    Maybe test yourself on op-amp basics? If you're applying for a practical engineering job (e.g. designing products, not theory), they might ask you some more practical questions about parasitic properties, like unintended oscillation and noise. Make sure you research those.
     
  4. Ghar

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    They don't really expect you to know beyond theory if you're coming straight from school.
    That being said if you do know the practical considerations you have a huge advantage over most other students.
    One of the most practical questions I had in my interview was about the difference between ceramic and tantalum capacitors.
     
  5. EngIntoHW

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    Apr 24, 2010
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    Hello.

    Thank you so much for your great posts!

    Ghar, these chapters are great :)

    I started to going through them,
    They contain great information, it seems that they focus less on questions though (job-interviews oriented).

    As the interviews are approaching, I'm trying to be focused mainly on solving job interviews questions.

    You got sources for such collection?
     
  6. Ghar

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    Well, they're good technical resources... you could be asked anything technical in an interview.

    "Interview questions" can be anything and personally I try not to worry about them. They're so random and good answers are so subjective that I stopped stressing out about them. I find I do a lot better if I'm relaxed and just know my stuff and answer things as they come.

    The ones I'd be worried about are the HR style interview questions since I have no natural answer to most of them.
     
  7. EngIntoHW

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    Apr 24, 2010
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    Hey Ghar,

    I agree that these are great resources, it's just that when the time is so limitted, you need to jump straight to the water - learn from solving questions.
     
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