High-Performance Amplifiers

Wideband Amplification

Multiple-Stage Response Characteristics   1

Amplifier Stage Gain Optimization   6

Pole Determination by Circuit Inspection   10

Inductive Peaking   24

Bootstrap Speed-Up Circuit   40

Source-Follower Compensation   46

Emitter Compensation   52

Cascode Compensation of the Common Base Stage   60

Compensation Network Synthesis   68

Differential-Amplifier Compensation   77

Shunt-Feedback Amplifier Design   79

Shunt-Feedback Cascode & Darlington  Amplifiers   88

Closure & References   94

Precision Amplification

Causes of Degradation in Precision   97

Intrinsic Noise   98

Extrinsic Noise: Radiation & Crosstalk   106

Extrinsic Noise: Conductive Interference   114

Differential Amplifiers   127

Instrumentation Amplifiers   137

Low-Level Amplification   146

Isolation Amplifiers   154

Autocalibration   157

Distortion   160

Transconductance Linearity of BJT Diff-Amp   165

BJT and FET Diff-Amp Temperature Characteristics   170

Thermal Distortion   180

Complementary Emitter-Follower Output Amplifier   193

Buffer Amplifier Design   208

References 213

High-Performance Amplification

Current-Input & Feedback Amplifiers  216

Split-Path, Low-Frequency Feedback and Feedbeside Amplifiers 227

Feedforward and Linearized Differential Cascode Amplifiers   240

a-Compensated Gain Cells   249

fT Multipliers   253

High-Performance Buffer Amplifiers   258

Unipolar Voltage-Translating Amplifiers   266

Bootstrapped Input Stages   272

Composite-Feedback & Large-Signal Dynamic Compensation   276

The Gilbert Gain Cell and Multiplier   283

Programmable-Gain Amplifiers   297

Closure   302

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