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  1. JERD

    JERD Guest

    At the recommendation of someone in this NG, I purchase the CMOS cookbook
    and have found it to be a very interesting book.

    Is there a similar book that someone can recommend for analog circuits?

    JERD
     
  2. Polyp

    Polyp Guest

    Look at "op amp cookbook" by walter jung, not sure when the last reprint
    was.
     
  3. The National Semiconductor "Linear Applications Databook" is a classic. One
    of the few paper databooks I kept when I got rid of my entire paper
    collection.
    Huge beast, over 1200 pages. Basically a print of all of National's
    Application Notes.
    This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Applic...=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250341016&sr=8-4
    Although mine looks like this:
    http://www.sheadprogramming.com/sp/IMG/NatLinearApp_50.jpg

    Dave.
     
  4. Some time back in the late eighties when 'Stewart Electronics Components'
    (components was spelt that way on their labels) was beginning to fade away,
    they had a 'bargain box' and the guy behind the counter insisted that I buy
    a bunch of NSC Data books cause they wont be available again.... so I did.
    I bought the 1986 Linear Apps book and 1988's Linear Databook 1,2 and 3 for
    about $60 all up.
    Mark Kelepouris
     
  5. Bob Larter

    Bob Larter Guest

    Seconded. My copy is an ancient edition, but still useful.
     
  6. Bob Larter

    Bob Larter Guest

    Shit, I used to work for them, back in the days.
    Any idea when they finally went bust?
     
  7. JERD

    JERD Guest

    Thanks folks for the recommendations!

    I have ordered a new copy of the IC Op-Amp cookbook from Amazon - at half
    the price I can purchase locally, and a second-hand copy of the Linear
    Applications Databook from the UK as this was all that was available. At
    A$14, this has got to be a bargain for 1200 pages!

    JERD
     
  8. I don't remember the exact year, but the late eighties seems about right,
    Rockby grabbed alot/all of their stuff apon their closure.
    Looking at the overall picture now, I guess SEC's closure was just the start
    (at least around here) of the demise of the counter service I once enjoyed.
    Radio Parts in Malvern has now gone too. Dick Smiths in Bridge Rd Richmond
    had gone earlier.
    I'm so glad I was around in those days though, it was fun as a young
    teenager listening and learning from those over the counter. By **** things
    have changed now!!
    Now its all for those who know exactly what they want by ordering online.
    The guys at Rockby are very helpful but you can tell they prefer non-counter
    sales and Jaycar will never be able to provide anything like the good old
    days did in terms of knowledge and advice that Dickies and RP did IMO.
    Anyway, enough of that bitching, the CMOS Cookbook was and still is my
    bible for basic digital lash-ups.

    Mark Kelepouris
     
  9. Not to mention the Web, Google, online commerce, Digikey/Mouser/Farnell
    sites and their instant PDF datasheet links etc etc
    The resources available for design today have increased countles times with
    advances like this.
    Good'old days my butt!

    Dave.
     
  10. JERD

    JERD Guest

    It's a great resource for an oldie like me!

    On the steep side of the learning curve, and enjoying it.

    JERD
     
  11. Dave, I was there mate, they were the good old days alright lol.
    But yep, the available web resources these days is sensational and I guess
    it is probably a good thing we dont have to actually look at the odd moron
    we have to deal with when ordering on line.
    I'll let you know in a couple of decades if I reckon these were another set
    of 'good old days' for me if I can.
    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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