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Analog-to-digital conversion architectures for intelligent optical sensor arrays
Author(s): Guido Torelli; L. Gonzo; M. Gottardi; F. Maloberti; Alvise Sartori; A. Simoni
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a comparative analysis of different analog-to-digital conversion architectures optimized for operation in close coupling with optical sensor arrays in the presence of stringent design constraints such as signal and noise levels, conversion rates and physical size of the array. Architectures based on a single converter per array and on multiple converters per array are considered. Measurement results on dedicated converters integrated in experimental chips together with optical arrays have proved the validity of the architectures presented, with different trade-off points in term of power consumption, conversion rate and spatial uniformity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2950, Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras, (19 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262529
Show Author Affiliations
Guido Torelli, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
L. Gonzo, IRST (Italy)
M. Gottardi, IRST (Italy)
F. Maloberti, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
Alvise Sartori, IRST (Italy)
A. Simoni, IRST (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2950:
Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras
Thierry M. Bernard, Editor(s)

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