Designing resistor-capacitor networks

Designing RC networks is not difficult when you understand how they work. These pages provide the tools for an electronics designer to understand what's going on in a network. They explain what RC networks do, how they work, what the equations mean, and how to design the right RC network for the job.

AC theory was never my favourite subject, and this is not a textbook. I don't mention poles and zeros or the frequency domain. This is more like a series of lectures for practical people who have electronic design problems to solve.

Long ago, back at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and ladies wore crinolines, I wrote a book on how to design RC networks. It was accepted for publication, but somehow (and I honestly can't remember why) it never actually got printed, though it did somehow get a listing on Amazon!

In the hope that some of the explanations might prove useful to young engineers struggling to understand the craft, I've re-written most of it, tidied it up, and added some better illustrations. More chapters will appear later, unless I get bored.

Copyright © John Hearfield 2007, 2009