Interleaving Concepts for Digital-to-Analog Converters

Algorithms, Models, Simulations and Experiments

  • Christian Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
  2. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 1-5
  3. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 7-35
  4. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 37-44
  5. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 45-97
  6. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 99-177
  7. Christian Schmidt
    Pages 179-184
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-245

About this book


Modern complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) digital-to-analog converters (DACs) are limited in their bandwidth due to technological constraints. These limitations can be overcome by parallel DAC architectures, which are called interleaving concepts. Christian Schmidt analyzes the limitations and the potential of two innovative DAC interleaving concepts to provide the basis for a practical implementation: the analog multiplexing DAC (AMUX-DAC) and the frequency interleaving DAC (FI-DAC). He presents analytical and discrete-time models as a theoretical foundation and develops digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms to compensate the analog impairments. Further, he quantifies the impact of various limiting parameters with numerical simulations and verifies both concepts in laboratory experiments.

  • DAC Fundamentals and Interleaving Concepts
  • Time Interleaving DAC
  • Analog Multiplexing DAC
  • Frequency Interleaving DAC
Target Groups
  • Scientists and students in the fields of communications engineering, microwave engineering, circuits and systems, and electrical engineering
  • Practical working engineers in these fields
About the Author
Christian Schmidt works at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Berlin, Germany, on innovative solutions for broadband signal generation in the field of optical communications. The studies for his dissertation were carried out at the Technische Universität Berlin and at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, both Berlin, Germany.


Digital-analog conversion Digital-to-analog conversion DAC interleaving Analog multiplexing DAC AMUX-DAC Frequency interleaving DAC Bandwidth interleaving FI-DAC Time interleaving DAC Analog signal processing Digital signal processing Mixer Multiplexer High-speed electronics Parallel DAC architecture

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für NachrichtentechnikHeinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHIBerlinGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-27263-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-27264-7
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