RECOMMENDED READING & LINKS
The Best of Bob Pease (recent Electronic Design columns, book and lecture info, technical data, etc.)
Switching-Mode Power Supply Design by Jerrold Foutz
Dr. R. D. Middlebrook's Structured Analog Design Course (Archive)
EMC+Compliance Journal
ELECTRONICS DESIGN
ANALYSIS
EMC
Troubleshooting Analog Circuits by Bob Pease
Betrayers of the Truth by William Wade & Nicholas Broad
Voodoo Science : The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James Randi
Science : Good, Bad, and Bogus by Martin Gardner
BOOKS on BAD SCIENCE
ANALOG, GENERAL
POWER CONVERSION
"More Power For the Dollar," NAVSO P-3641A
Excellent power supply design and procurement guidance. A few caveats:
-suggestion to use MIL-HDBK-217 for tradeoff studies is not recommended. Others have shown there is no correlation between predictions and actual use experience.
-recommended 110C max junction temperature may result in costly overdesign. Junction temp should be examined on a case-by-case basis.
-derating guidelines in Appendix E may result in costly overdesign. When proper WCA is employed, the need for derating is reduced or eliminated.
-recommended 100% ESS may not be appropriate for many cases. ESS sampling may be better to avoid inadvertent aging of equipment.
The Fortune Sellers by William A. Sherden
Well-researched explanations of why most predictions are generally useless. Covers a variety of topics, but the review of financial predictions in particular is quite valuable.
Quantitative Feedback Design Theory (QFT) Vol. 1 by Isaac M. Horowitz, ISBN 0-9635760-1-1; QFT Publications, 4470 Grinnell Ave., Boulder, CO 80303
CONTROL
Fast Analytical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Circuits by Vatché Vorpérian
Switch-Mode Power Supplies / SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs, by Christophe Basso
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