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.


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The ABCs of ADCs | national.com/appinfo/adc/files/ABCs_of_ADCs.pdf
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 | sscs.org/jssc/97bp.pdf
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 | focus.ti.com/lit/an/slyt138/slyt138.pdf
By Bart DeCanne, Texas Instruments Incorporated.

A/D Converters for Telecommunications | imse.cnm.es/esd-msd/WORKSHOPS/ETHZ-1/presentations.htm
Workshop presentations.

A/D and D/A Design | circuitsage.com/a2dd2a.html
Links to software, design articles, books on general analog design and layout, from Circuit Sage.

A/D, D/A Conversion for HDTV | commsdesign.com/main/multsupp/0005/0005hdtv.htm
Article from CommsDesign, by Bart DeCanne.

ADC/DAC Design IP | engr.sjsu.edu/dparent/ICGROUP/a2d5bit.pdf
From San Jose State University, Electrical Engineering Department.

Analog I/O Functionality | omega.com/literature/transactions/volume2/analogio2.html | 800-848-4286 | Stamford, CT
A/D conversion literature by Omega Engineering.

Analog-to-Digital Converter | answers.com/topic/analog-to-digital-converter
Information from answers.com.

Analog-to-Digital Converter Design Guide | microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/21841A.pdf
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 | freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/app_note/AN1100.pdf
Application note from Freescale Semiconductor.

Audio A/D Conversion with an Asynchronous Decimation Filter | cirrus.com/en/pubs/appNote/AN270REV1.pdf
Application note from Cirrus Logic, in .PDF format.

Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN4300.pdf
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 | edn.com/archives/1996/102496/di_05.htm
Article by J Quero, C Janer, J Ortega, and L Franquelo, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

D/A Converters | analog.com/en/technical-library/application-notes/design-center/products/digital-to-analog-converters/da-converters/resources/index.html
Application notes in .PDF format from Analog Devices.

Data Conversion Calculator | national.com/appinfo/adc
A/D converters - From National Semiconductor Corporation.

Digital-Analog Conversion | faqs.org/docs/electric/Digital/DIGI_13.html
Lessons In Electric Circuits - free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics by Tony R. Kuphaldt.

Digital to Analog Converters | focus.ti.com/analog/docs/analogtechdoc.tsp?familyId=392&navSection=app_notes&templateId=4
Application notes from Texas Instruments.

Good bones: Architecture Counts in Converter Selection | eetimes.com/news/design/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=166401393
EE Times article by Skip Osgood.

MAX1407 Complete Data Acquisition System Simplifies Your System Designs | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN830.pdf | 408-737-7600 | Sunnyvale, CA
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN4053.pdf
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.