Testing of D/A and A/D converters

  • Rudy van de Plassche
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 742)


To verify the different specifications of converters and converter systems it is important to set up test facilities and structures and to agree unanimously on the test procedures. In general, static performance tests can be performed by using digital voltmeters which can be a part of an Automatic Test Equipment set (ATE). Dynamic tests, especially in the case of high-dynamic-range tests, require special equipment. Furthermore, these dynamic tests are generally more difficult to standardize and consume more test time (see [35, 36, 16, 17]). Up until now dynamic test results have been listed very briefly in specification sheets. In this chapter we will determine test configurations and test procedures in order to arrive at a unanimous qualification of converters.


Input Signal Beat Frequency Code Density Digital Voltmeter Automatic Test Equipment 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudy van de Plassche
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Broadcom Netherlands BVThe Netherlands
  2. 2.BroadcomIrvineUSA

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