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Pipeline ADC Overview

  • Jesús Ruiz-Amaya
  • Manuel Delgado-Restituto
  • Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides a brief introduction to pipeline converters. Before describing their inner structure and basic operation principles, a designer must know the ideas underlying the analog-to-digital conversion process. For this purpose, Sect. 1.1 provides a brief overview of the fundamentals of analog-to-digital conversion. Subsequently, pipeline converters will be introduced in Sect. 1.2, emphasizing their main characteristics and describing their basic building blocks. As conclusion to the chapter, an overview of the current trends for the enhancement of pipeline converters will be provided.

Keywords

Quantization Error Basic Building Block Total Harmonic Distortion Quantization Step Clock Phase 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Ruiz-Amaya
    • 1
  • Manuel Delgado-Restituto
    • 1
  • Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Microelectrónica de SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Microelectrónica de SevillaUniversidad de Sevilla and CSICSevillaSpain

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