I am currently using Carusone's "Analog Integrated circuit design", but this book seems more suited as a reference book for professionals who already know the subject. Are there any good alternatives to this book?


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    \$\begingroup\$ I think asking for textbook recommendations (essentially, a reference request) is completely different to asking about which specific components to buy for a particular project. Do design methods for analog ICs really change drastically on a week-to-week or year-to-year timescale, like the availability and features of the specific ICs made using them? I doubt it. And how can a book recommendation not be based on a reference? Hence, I disagree with the closure of this question. \$\endgroup\$ – Oleksandr R. Aug 22 '15 at 19:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ here is a good one: eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf \$\endgroup\$ – KyranF Aug 22 '15 at 20:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Ricardo of course each site has its own customs and I am not suggesting that what works for Mathematica.SE will necessarily work here. But it is far from necessary that all such questions be closed pre-emptively on the assumption that they are ill-defined or will not receive good answers. I am sure you know very well the justification for not allowing shopping questions, and as I mentioned above, it is not applicable in the same way to reference requests. It would not be helpful for "no shopping questions!" to become simply a dogma, in my opinion. \$\endgroup\$ – Oleksandr R. Sep 28 '15 at 12:58

There are way too many possible answers to this question. But I can give you a really great starting point:

Hans R. Camenzind was the inventor of the 555 timer chip. According to his website, he has designed 151 standard and custom ICs so far.

He published several books over his lifetime. One of the best is available as a free download.

The book that I'm recommending that you read is titled "Designing Analog Chips". The website is and here is a direct Link to PDF book

I found the book to be extremely informative.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll go even further in my recommendation for the book "Designing Analog Chips" - it is fabulous! I just started reading it again - Mr. Camenzind starts with the basics of how semiconductors work and then heads into SPICE. All of this is in extremely easy-to-understand language. \$\endgroup\$ – Dwayne Reid Aug 22 '15 at 18:13

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