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Publication Citation: A Digital-to-Analog Converter with a Voltage Standard Reference

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Author(s): Alain Rufenacht; Charles J. Burroughs; Samuel P. Benz; Paul D. Dresselhaus;
Title: A Digital-to-Analog Converter with a Voltage Standard Reference
Published: July 01, 2012
Abstract: Commercially available 20-bit digital to analog converters (DACs) have the potential to impact the field of low frequency voltage metrology. We measured a linearity of ±6 µV (±0.6 µV/V full scale) over the 10 V range for such a DAC with a Zener voltage standard in use as its external 10 V reference. This result is a first step toward implementing such a DAC as an ac synthesized source, whose accuracy and stability could be established by a dc voltage standard reference.
Conference: Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Proceedings: Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements Conference Digest
Volume: 28
Pages: pp. 436 - 437
Location: National Harbor, MD
Dates: July 1-6, 2012
Keywords: Digital-analog conversion; Josephson arrays; signal synthesis; standards; voltage measurement
Research Areas: Instrumentation, Quantum Devices, Quantum Electrical Measurements, Measurements
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CPEM.2012.6250990   (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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