The converter as a black box

  • Rudy Van De Plassche
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 264)


A/D and D/A converters are the link between the analog world of transducers and the digital world of signal processing and data handling. In an analog system bandwidth is limited by device and element performance and by the parasitics introduced. Thermal noise generated in active and passive components limits the dynamic range of an analog system. The ratio between the maximum allowable analog signal and the noise determines the dynamic rangedynamic range of the system. The signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio is a measure of the maximum dynamic range.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudy Van De Plassche
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  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands

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