Heuristic methodologies for the analysis and design of low-distortion bipolar amplifiers

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Title:
Heuristic methodologies for the analysis and design of low-distortion bipolar amplifiers
Author:
Smith, Douglas Lee, 1963-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This work contains a discussion of symbolic analysis techniques, symbolic and numerical analysis results, and loosely structured analog design methodologies that one can use in the development of high frequency, low distortion bipolar amplifiers. Central to this purpose is the development of simplified, yet informative symbolic expressions for harmonic distortion by applying power and Volterra series expansions. Instead of analyzing complete and complex amplifiers, critical bipolar amplifier subcircuits are examined to provide design-oriented insight into the root causes of distortion. In each case we determine low frequency distortion, and where it is most appropriate, frequency dependent distortion. We also address common and uncommon distortion reduction schemes like global feedback, bootstrapping, and feedforward error correction.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Witulski, Arthur F.

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dc.titleHeuristic methodologies for the analysis and design of low-distortion bipolar amplifiersen_US
dc.creatorSmith, Douglas Lee, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Douglas Lee, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work contains a discussion of symbolic analysis techniques, symbolic and numerical analysis results, and loosely structured analog design methodologies that one can use in the development of high frequency, low distortion bipolar amplifiers. Central to this purpose is the development of simplified, yet informative symbolic expressions for harmonic distortion by applying power and Volterra series expansions. Instead of analyzing complete and complex amplifiers, critical bipolar amplifier subcircuits are examined to provide design-oriented insight into the root causes of distortion. In each case we determine low frequency distortion, and where it is most appropriate, frequency dependent distortion. We also address common and uncommon distortion reduction schemes like global feedback, bootstrapping, and feedforward error correction.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWitulski, Arthur F.en_US
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