# Introduction

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## Abstract

Despite the practical approach that this book hopes to provide, a brief theoretical introduction to the most basic concepts to understand Sigma-Delta Analog-to-Digital Converters (ΣΔ-ADCs) behavior and design practices is, somewhat, mandatory. Therefore, after a brief outline to set the topic of ΣΔ-ADCs in the context of modern electronics, Sect. 1.2 introduces the fundamentals of this technology. In addition, Sect. 1.3 presents the performance metrics that are necessary to evaluate a converter, while Sect. 1.4 discusses the importance and major issues of simulations in the context of the design process.

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