Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Professor John A. McNeill, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Professor Stephen J. Bitar, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Professor Donald R. Brown, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-090209-161132

Abstract

"Previous implementations of digital background calibration for cyclic ADCs have required linear amplifier behavior in the gain stage for accurate correction. Correction is digital decoding of ADC outputs to determine the original ADC input. Permitting nonlinearity in the gain stage of the ADC allows for less demanding amplifier design requirements, reducing power and size. However this requires a method of determining the value of this variable gain during digital correction. Look up tables (LUTs,) are an effective and efficient method of compensating for analog circuit imperfections. The LUT correction and calibration method discussed in this work has been simulated using Cadence integrated circuit simulation ADC specifications and MATLAB."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2009-09-02

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Amplifier Nonlinearity, Split Calibration, Cyclic ADC, ADC

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