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Reduction of influence of gain errors on performance of adaptive sub-ranging A/D converters with simplified architecture
Author(s): Konrad Jędrzejewski; Łukasz Malkiewicz
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the results of studies pertaining to the influence of gain errors of inter-stage amplifiers on performance of adaptive sub-ranging analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). It focuses on adaptive sub-ranging ADCs with simplified architecture of the analog part – using only one amplifier and a low resolution digital-to-analog converter, that is identical to that of known conventional sub-ranging ADCs. The only difference between adaptive subranging ADCs with simplified architecture and conventional sub-ranging ADCs is the process of determination of output codes of converted samples. The adaptive sub-ranging ADCs calculate the output codes on the basis of sub-codes obtained in particular stages of conversion using an adaptive algorithm. Thanks to application of the optimal adaptive algorithm, adjusted to the parameters of possible components imperfections and internal noises, the adaptive ADCs outperform, in terms of effective resolution per cycle, conventional sub-ranging ADCs forming the output codes using simple lower-level bit operations. Optimization of the conversion algorithm used in adaptive ADCs leads however to high sensitivity of adaptive ADCs performance to the inter-stage gain error. An effective method for reduction of this sensitivity in adaptive sub-ranging ADCs with simplified architecture is proposed and discussed in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100314N (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249132
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Konrad Jędrzejewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Łukasz Malkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10031:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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