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Data Conversion Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750678414, 9780080477015

Data Conversion Handbook

1st Edition

Author: Analog Devices Inc., Engineeri
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678414
eBook ISBN: 9780080477015
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 2nd December 2004
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This comprehensive handbook is a one-stop engineering reference. Covering data converter fundamentals, techniques, applications, and beginning with the basic theoretical elements necessary for a complete understanding of data converters, this reference covers all the latest advances in the field.

This text describes in depth the theory behind and the practical design of data conversion circuits as well as describing the different architectures used in A/D and D/A converters. Details are provided on the design of high-speed ADCs, high accuracy DACs and ADCs, and sample-and-hold amplifiers. Also, this reference covers voltage sources and current reference, noise-shaping coding, and sigma-delta converters, and much more. The book’s 900-plus pages are packed with design information and application circuits, including guidelines on selecting the most suitable converters for particular applications.

You’ll find the very latest information on:
· Data converter fundamentals, such as key specifications, noise, sampling, and testing
· Architectures and processes, including SAR, flash, pipelined, folding, and more
· Practical hardware design techniques for mixed-signal systems, such as driving ADCs, buffering DAC outputs, sampling clocks, layout, interfacing, support circuits, and tools.
· Data converter applications dealing with precision measurement, data acquisition, audio, display, DDS, software radio and many more.

The accompanying CD-ROM provides software tools for testing and analyzing data converters as well as a searchable pdf version of the text.

Key Features

  • Brings together a huge amount of information impossible to locate elsewhere.

    * Many recent advances in converter technology simply aren't covered in any other book.

    * A must-have design reference for any electronics design engineer or technician.


Electronics design engineers and technicians working in a large array of application areas— medical, communications, embedded, military, aerospace/ aviation, automotive, construction, etc.;
Instrumentation engineers; test and control engineers
Electrical/software engineering students, inhouse training departments of electronics manufacturers

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems
    Coding and Quantizing
    DAC/ADC Ideal Static Transfer Functions
    Sampling Theory
    Data Converter AC errors and specifications

    2. DAC Architectures and Origins
    Kelvin Divider
    String DACs
    R/2R DACs
    Segmented DACs
    Capacitor DACs
    Multiplying DACs
    Interpolating DACs
    Deglitching DAC outputs
    PWM DACs
    Sigma-Delta DACs
    Video DACs with lookup tables
    Digital potentiometers

    3. ADC Architectures and origins
    Low speed
    High speed

    4. Data Converter Process Technology

    5. Testing Data Converters

    6. Interfacing to ADCs and DACs

    7. Data Conversion Support Circuits
    Sample-and-hold circuits
    Voltage references
    Analog switches and multiplexers

    8. Applications
    Precision measurement and sensor conditioning
    Data acquisition subsystems
    Multichannel systems and multiplexing
    Data distribution systems using multiple DACs
    Digital pot applications
    Display electronics
    Software radio and IF sampling
    Higher levels of integration

    9. Hardware Design Techniques for Mixed-Signal Systems
    Passive components
    Printed circuit board design issues
    "Smart" Partitioning
    Grounding mixed signal devices
    Digital isolation techniques
    Filtering switching supply outputs
    Data converter overvoltage protection
    Thermal considerations
    EMI/RFI considerations
    Logic considerations
    Simulation and IBIS models
    Evaluation Boards



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