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Publication Citation: Code Probability Distributions of A/D Converters with Random Input Noise

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Author(s): T. M. Souders;
Title: Code Probability Distributions of A/D Converters with Random Input Noise
Published: May 01, 1998
Abstract: The specific architecture of an A/D converter influences the code probability distributions that result from random input noise. In particular, the ouput codes of successive approximation A/D converters have a spiked distribution, and its variance is half that of the corresponding input noise. In addition, the distribution has a small bias. These and other related results are derived, and are qualitatively supported by measurement data on a real 16-bit A/D converter.
Proceedings: Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Technology Conference (IMTC)
Volume: 1
Pages: pp. 84 - 87
Location: St. Paul, MN
Dates: May 18-20, 1998
Keywords: A/D converter;architecture;bias;codeprobability;distribution;effective bits;noise;successive approximation;
Research Areas: Energy Conversion, Storage, and Transport
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