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The D/A Converter: Functionality and Specifications

  • Anne Van den Bosch
  • Michiel Steyaert
  • Willy Sansen
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Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 761)

Abstract

Although the digital world is gaining in importance due to the decreasing feature size of transistors in the rapidly evolving semiconductor technology, the analog building blocks have proven to be indispensable. The advantages of digital processing (easier design, extensive programmability, ...) are counteracted by the fact that people perceive information in an analog form (f.i. speech). The design of the interface between the analog and the digital system (the A/D and the D/A converter) has to comply with the stringent specifications required by modern complex digital systems. Furthermore, additional problems -like the substrate noise coupling from the digital to the analog parts on the chip- add to the complexity of the design.

Keywords

Total Harmonic Distortion Fundamental Signal Spurious Free Dynamic Range Distortion Component Digital Signal Processing Unit 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Van den Bosch
    • 1
  • Michiel Steyaert
    • 1
  • Willy Sansen
    • 1
  1. 1.K.U. LeuvenBelgium

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