The research field investigated in this book is the design of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for car radio receivers. Section 1.1 first describes the market for embedded electronics in automotive products as compared to other markets. The motivation of this work is the potential cost reduction that can be achieved in car radio fabrication due to an increase on the ADC performance. Section 1.2 presents a summary of the history of the audio broadcast and the technological evolution of the car radio.


Intermediate Frequency Radio Receiver Channel Filter Variable Gain Amplifier Digital Broadcasting 
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