Thursday, June 02, 2005

Which ADC Architecture Is Right For Your Application?

Selecting the proper ADC for a particular application can be a formidable task, considering the thousands of available converters. An understanding of three popular architectures—successive-approximation, sigma-delta, and pipelined—and their relationship to the data acquisition, precision measurement, audio, and high speed markets is a useful supplement to selection guides and search engines.

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2 Comments:

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Aladin Assisi said...

It is very interesting article.
Where can I find a similar article about the correct selection of a DAC, which is my current problem?

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Analog Dialogue said...

Aladin, One good source of information on DAC architectures is chapter 3 of Analog/Digital Conversion. You can purchase a hardcopy of the seminar notes from ADI, download it for free from the ADI website, or purchase a revised hardcover version, The Data Conversion Handbook, from your favorite bookseller. Links can be found in other entries in this blog. Perhaps we can get Walt to write a companion article on DACs if there is enough interest.

 

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