Quantization and Sampling

  • Jurgen van Engelen
  • Rudy van de Plassche


Real world signals are continuous in time and continuous in amplitude. In order to process these signals using digital systems, the signals have to be sampled in time and quantized to discrete amplitudes. Although in general both actions result in distortion of the original signal, the distortion resulting from sampling in time can be avoided. Quantization of the signal to discrete amplitudes always introduces errors.


Input Signal Sine Wave Quantization Error Input Amplitude Spurious Free Dynamic Range 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurgen van Engelen
    • 1
  • Rudy van de Plassche
    • 2
  1. 1.Broadcom Corp.IrvineUSA
  2. 2.Broadcom Netherlands B.V.BunnikThe Netherlands

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