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Robust Sigma Delta Converters

And Their Application in Low-Power Highly-Digitized Flexible Receivers

  • Robert H.M. van Veldhoven
  • Arthur H.M. van Roermund

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 1-12
  3. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 13-26
  4. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 27-31
  5. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 33-70
  6. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 71-89
  7. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 91-174
  8. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 175-187
  9. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 189-211
  10. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 213-261
  11. Robert H. M. van Veldhoven, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 263-264
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-294

About this book

Introduction

Sigma Delta converters are a very popular choice for the A/D converter in multi-standard, mobile and cellular receivers. Key A/D converter specifications are high dynamic range, robustness, scalability, low-power and low EMI. Robust Sigma Delta Converters presents a requirement derivation of a Sigma Delta modulator applied in a receiver for cellular and connectivity, and shows trade-offs between RF and ADC. The book proposes to categorize these requirements in 5 quality indicators which can be used to qualify a system, namely accuracy, robustness, flexibility, efficiency and emission. In the book these quality indicators are used to categorize Sigma Delta converter theory. A few highlights on each of these quality indicators are;

  • Quality indicators: provide a means to quantify system quality.
  • Accuracy: introduction of new Sigma Delta Modulator architectures.
  • Robustness: a significant extension on clock jitter theory based on phase and error amplitude error models. Extension of the theory describing aliasing in Sigma Delta converters for different types of DACs in the feedback loop.
  • Flexibility: introduction of a Sigma Delta converter bandwidth scaling theory leading to very flexible Sigma Delta converters.
  • Efficiency: introduction of new Figure-of-Merits which better reflect performance-power trade-offs.
  • Emission: analysis of Sigma Delta modulators on emission is not part of the book

The quality indicators also reveal that, to exploit nowadays advanced IC technologies, things should be done as much as possible digital up to a limit where system optimization allows reducing system margins. At the end of the book Sigma Delta converter implementations are shown which are digitized on application-, architecture-, circuit- and layout-level.

Robust Sigma Delta Converters is written under the assumption that the reader has some background in receivers and in A/D conversion.

Keywords

Aliasing Analog Circuit Design Clock jitter Delay compensation Receiver specification (quality indicators) Sigma Delta Converter

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert H.M. van Veldhoven
    • 1
  • Arthur H.M. van Roermund
    • 2
  1. 1.Central R&D, Mixed Signal Circuits & SysNXP SemiconductorEindhovenNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0644-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0643-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0644-6
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