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A Digital-to-Analog Converter with a Voltage Standard Reference

Published

Author(s)

Alain Rufenacht, Charles J. Burroughs, Samuel Benz, Paul Dresselhaus

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.
Proceedings Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements Conference Digest
Volume
28
Conference Dates
July 1-6, 2012
Conference Location
National Harbor, MD, US
Conference Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements

Keywords

Digital-analog conversion, Josephson arrays, signal synthesis, standards, voltage measurement

Citation

Rufenacht, A. , Burroughs, C. , Benz, S. and Dresselhaus, P. (2012), A Digital-to-Analog Converter with a Voltage Standard Reference, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements Conference Digest, National Harbor, MD, US, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/CPEM.2012.6250990 , https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910559 (Accessed November 28, 2021)
Created June 30, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021