Reduction of influence of gain errors on performance of adaptive sub-ranging A/D converters with simplified architecture

Konrad Jędrzejewski , Łukasz Michał Małkiewicz


The paper presents the results of studies pertaining to the influence of gain errors of inter-stage amplifiers on performance of adaptive sub-ranging analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). It focuses on adaptive sub-ranging ADCs with simplified architecture of the analog part – using only one amplifier and a low resolution digital-to-analog converter, that is identical to that of known conventional sub-ranging ADCs. The only difference between adaptive sub- ranging ADCs with simplified architecture and conventional sub-ranging ADCs is the process of determination of output codes of converted samples. The adaptive sub-ranging ADCs calculate the output codes on the basis of sub-codes obtained in particular stages of conversion using an adaptive algorithm. Thanks to application of the optimal adaptive algorithm, adjusted to the parameters of possible components imperfections and internal noises, the adaptive ADCs outperform, in terms of effective resolution per cycle, conventional sub-ranging ADCs forming the output codes using simple lower-level bit operations. Optimization of the conversion algorithm used in adaptive ADCs leads however to high sensitivity of adaptive ADCs performance to the inter-stage gain error. An effective method for reduction of this sensitivity in adaptive sub-ranging ADCs with simplified architecture is proposed and discussed in the paper.
Author Konrad Jędrzejewski ISE
Konrad Jędrzejewski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Łukasz Michał Małkiewicz ISE
Łukasz Michał Małkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
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Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157
Keywords in Englishanalog-to-digital conversion, ADC, sub-ranging ADC, gain errors, calibration
projectResearch on measurement, circuit and signal theory and electronic circuits and systems. Project leader: Romaniuk Ryszard, , Phone: +48 22 234 7986, +48 22 234 5360, start date 15-06-2015, end date 31-12-2016, ISE/2015/DS, Completed
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