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Smart and Flexible Digital-to-Analog Converters

  • Georgi Radulov
  • Patrick Quinn
  • Hans Hegt
  • Arthur H.M. van Roermund

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Introduction and Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 3-9
    3. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 11-29
  3. State-of-the-Art Correction Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 33-41
    3. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 43-55
  4. New Modeling, Analysis, and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 59-70
    3. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 71-83
    4. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 85-94
    5. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 95-127
  5. New Concepts and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 131-140
    3. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 141-158
    4. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 159-168
    5. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 169-175
    6. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 177-183
    7. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 185-209
  6. Design Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 213-220
    3. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 221-245
    4. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 247-257
    5. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 259-267
    6. Georgi Radulov, Patrick Quinn, Hans Hegt, Arthur van Roermund
      Pages 269-289
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 274-274

About this book

Introduction

Smart and Flexible Digital-to-Analog Converters proposes new concepts and implementations for flexibility and self-correction of current-steering digital-to-analog converters (DACs) which allow the attainment of a wide range of functional and performance specifications, with a much reduced dependence on the fabrication process.

DAC linearity is analysed with respect to the accuracy of the DAC unit elements. A classification is proposed of the many different current-steering DAC correction methods. The classification reveals methods that do not yet exist in the open literature. Further, this book systematically analyses self-calibration correction methods for the various DAC mismatch errors. For instance, efficient calibration of DAC binary currents is identified as an important missing method.

This book goes on to propose a new methodology for correcting mismatch errors of both nominally identical unary as well as scaled binary DAC currents. A new concept for DAC flexibility is presented. The associated architecture is based on a modular design approach that uses parallel sub-DAC units to realize flexible design, functionality and performance.

Two main concepts, self-calibration and flexibility, are demonstrated in practice using three DAC testchips in 250nm, 180nm and 40nm standard CMOS. Smart and Flexible Digital-to-Analog Converters will be useful to both advanced professionals and newcomers in the field. Advanced professionals will find new methods that are fully elaborated from analysis at conceptual level to measurement results at test-chip level. New comers in the field will find structured knowledge of fully referenced state-of-the art methods with many fully explained novelties.

Keywords

CMOS advanced design CS DACs (current-steering digital-to-analog converters) Classification of data converter smart methods Data converters Flexibility High performance, accuracy, and efficiency Self-calibration

Authors and affiliations

  • Georgi Radulov
    • 1
  • Patrick Quinn
    • 2
  • Hans Hegt
    • 3
  • Arthur H.M. van Roermund
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands
  2. 2.Analog Mixed Signal Design Group, Citywest Business Campus, SaggartXilinxDublinIreland
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0347-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0346-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0347-6
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