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A/D & D/A Converter Design

These websites contain information relating to A/D and D/A converter design including white papers, datasheets, tutorials, and online write-ups.


A/D & D/A Manufacturers & Services


The ABCs of ADCs |
A nice application note by National Semiconductor that covers parameters needed for RF systems.

A Cascaded Sigma–Delta Pipeline A/D Converter with 1.25 MHz Signal Bandwidth and 89 dB SNR |
Article by Todd L. Brooks, David H. Robertson, Daniel F. Kelly, Anthony Del Muro, and Stephen W. Harston.

A/D and D/A conversion of PC graphics and component video signals, Part 1: Hardware |
By Bart DeCanne, Texas Instruments Incorporated.

A/D Converters for Telecommunications |
Workshop presentations.

A/D and D/A Design |
Links to software, design articles, books on general analog design and layout, from Circuit Sage.

A/D, D/A Conversion for HDTV |
Article from CommsDesign, by Bart DeCanne.

ADC/DAC Design IP |
From San Jose State University, Electrical Engineering Department.

Analog I/O Functionality | | 800-848-4286 | Stamford, CT
A/D conversion literature by Omega Engineering.

Analog-to-Digital Converter |
Information from

Analog-to-Digital Converter Design Guide |
High-Performance, Stand-Alone A/D Converters for a Variety of Embedded Systems Applications - by Microchip, in .PDF format.

Analog to Digital Converter Resolution Extension Using a Pressure Sensor |
Application note from Freescale Semiconductor.

Audio A/D Conversion with an Asynchronous Decimation Filter |
Application note from Cirrus Logic, in .PDF format.

Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications |
This application note analyses the parameters that affect the errors in precision digital-to-analog converter (DAC) applications. From Maxim Integrated Products, by David Fry.

D/A-Converter ASIC Uses Stochastic Logic |
Article by J Quero, C Janer, J Ortega, and L Franquelo, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

D/A Converters |
Application notes in .PDF format from Analog Devices.

Data Conversion Calculator |
A/D converters - From National Semiconductor Corporation.

Digital-Analog Conversion |
Lessons In Electric Circuits - free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics by Tony R. Kuphaldt.

Digital to Analog Converters |
Application notes from Texas Instruments.

Good bones: Architecture Counts in Converter Selection |
EE Times article by Skip Osgood.

MAX1407 Complete Data Acquisition System Simplifies Your System Designs | | 408-737-7600 | Sunnyvale, CA
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified |
This application note defines setup and hold times for high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and identifies their proper interpretation. From Maxim Integrated Products.