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TEXTBOOK ERRATA (last update 1/25/2013)

Sedra & Smith,
Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Ed. ISBN-10 0-19-532303-3 ISBN-13 9780195323030

Oxford, 2010.

This list was prepared from the first printing of the textbook. Some of these errata have been corrected in later printings, which is easy to understand. Some additinal errata have been accidentally introduced into later printings! Where I have information on errata unique to later printings, I have included appropriate corrections.

Page 46, Problem 1.39 part (b) Change "v = 10 μV" to "vI = 10 μV" Page 112, Problem D2.34 part (d)

(Posted 9/06/2012)

Add the word "Norton" so that part (d) reads as follows: (d) If the amplifier is fed with a Norton current source having a current of 0.2 mA and a source resistance of 10 K , find iL.

Page 217, Figure P4.3 part (b) The top diode should be labled D1 and the bottom diode should be labeled D2.
(Posted 9/16/2010)

Page 220, Problem 4.22 Part (d)
Delete part (d) from the problem. (It is a duplicate of Part(b)) (Posted 9/20/2010)

Page 226, Problem 4.75 Part (C)
Add, "during conduction" to part (c) so that it reads, "(c) What is the average diode current during conduction?"
(Posted 10/21/2010)

Page 226, Problem 4.76.
In part (b) of the statement from problem 4.75, replace the word "diode" with "rectifier." The problem then reads (b) For what fraction of a cycle does the rectifier conduct? In part (c) add the phrase, "through each diode during conduction." and delete one instance of the word "diode." The question then reads. . . (c) What is the average current through each diode during conduction? In part (d) add the phrase, "through each diode?" and delete one instance of the word "diode." The question then reads. . . (d) What is the peak current through each diode? Also see below for a clarification of this problem.

Page 226, Problem 4.77.
In part (b) of the statement from problem 4.75, replace the phrase, "does the diode conduct" with the phrase, "is there conduction through the secondary winding of the transformer." The problem then reads (b) For what fraction of a cycle is there conduction through the secondary winding of the transformer? In part (c) add the phrase, "through each diode during conduction." and delete one instance of the word "diode." The question then reads. . . (c) What is the average current through each diode during conduction?

Problem D5. Also.24 In the problem statement replace "(a)" with "(i)" and replace "(b)" with "(ii). First.76. In the first line of the problem statement delete the space between the number 2. There are two parts to the problem. In the needed smallsignal analysis those DC sources get set to zero or ground. Second. "A particular MOSFET has VA = 50 V. a total of four things to consider. Problem 5. In the first line of the problem statement change. P5. instead allow the distortion to be included in the calculation.59 (As printed µnCox = 2. (d) What is the peak current through each diode? Also see below for a clarification of this problem. .5 µA/V is a correct reading but that was not the author's intention.5 Replace the last line of the problem statement with. as the author intended. Change equation 5." . put the number in parenthesis. Problem 5.64 part (c) Replace the phrase.8 V." ("Replace the transistor. "disregard" meaning assume a linear approximation as if no distortion existed. . Replace the first sentence with: "Model the NMOS amplifier shown in Fig. For operation in saturation at" (Posted 10/12/2012." misleads students into thinking that the DC sources. . Problem 5.) Page 343. "and by using equations valid for large signals." with the phrase. "maximum allowed VGS of 1.) Page 333. "do not use a small-signal approximation to eliminate the distortion from the calculation.35 to read as follows: (Posted 12/04/2010) Page 327. Page 270.) Page 331.5 and the "µp".) Page 339. . Equation 5. (Posted 10/25/2012. Problem 5.35 The equation given is not the definition of Av.) Page 338. . "and disregarding the distortion caused by the MOSFET's square-law characteristic." (Posted 10/12/2012.88. The first line then ends with this expression: µnCox = (2. "through each diode?" and delete one instance of the word "diode.) Page 341." . part (i) and part (ii) and each of those parts needs to be considered once for (a) the n-channel MOSFET and once for (b) the p-channel MOSFET. .5)µpCox = Better: just specify directly what is intended: µnCox = 20 µA/V2. "in cascade.24 as thay are." The question then reads." Leave the "(a)" and "(b)" in Figure P5. Problem 5. Problem 5. "disregard" meaning. (The printed phrase is ambiguous. "is cascade" to.31 Add "in saturation" near the end of the first line of the problem statement so that the first line becomes.59.76 using a T equivalent circuit. It has at least two equally valid interpretations. µpCox = 8 µA/V2 Also see the errata on the answer to problem 5. assuming λ = 0.In part (d) add the phrase. VDD and VSS play a part in the solution.

35.34.) Also note minor errata on the answer to Problem 8.111 part (d)." Also see the additional note on this problem. (Posted 2/21/2011) Page 668. Cπ = 14 pF. change it to "IB". the discussion associated with Fig. and the answer posted in the back of the textbook. (Miller's approximation and Miller's theorem are synonymous. Change "let the BJT be very large:" to "let the BJT = 100:" (Part d requires that = 100. Problem *5.64. Change "vid = vG2 – vG1" to "vid = vG1 – vG2" Also note that in one place the problem statement mentions "iD2/iD1" and in another place it is "iD1/iD2". so the formulae developed in parts a-c should include finite ). in all three instances change the annotations on the graph of "vBE =" to "iB =". Page 402 and 403.34 and 6." (Posted 2/21/2011) Page 576. Problem 7. Add. Bottom half of the page The discussion of signal-to-interference ratio presented (as printed) is in .) Page 346. Problem D5.15. Page 672. 8.38 Page 792–793. That is not errata (but it could be confusing). Change. "see Appendix G" to "see Appendix H" Also see the errata on the answer to problem D5. Add this sentence to the problem statement: "Assume the transistors have identical specifications.(Posted 10/26/2010) Page 345." Page 811.114. . 12/04/2010. 11/02/2010.8 MΩ" to "RG = 4. Problem D8.7 MΩ.5. for both bias levels. Delete the last sentence of the problem statement.11." to the last line of the problem statement so that the last line reads: "voltage gain vo/vsig. Page 541. Figures 6. Problem 7.11. In Figure 6.108 (Updated. (The above correction makes the problem consistent with Eq. in all four instances change the annotations on the graph of "vBE =" to "iB =". Problem D5. Change part (b) by adding " = ∞" to the list of given values. In the equation for Av change the "equals" sign (=) to an "approximately equal" (≈) sign. 8.38. In Figure 6. "for both bias levels.19 has introduced the industry-standard method of illustrating transistor characteristics. . Change "RG = 4." (Posted. Then the second line of part (b) will read: "for the case = ∞. Problem 9.35.41.108. Problem *9. . Also see errata on the answer to Problem D8. This method should continue to be used in the following sections of the chapter.) Page 345. Replace: "and thus determine the current through r02" with "and thus determine the current through r03" (Figure 6. In the only instance of "VBE".) (Posted 1/22/2011) Page 569.) (Posted 4/27/2011) Page 794. Problem 8.2.76.