Chapter 7

Nyquist-Rate Data Converters for Signal Conversion

Ding-Lan Shen

Abstract

This chapter outlines the fundamental performance metrics and the dynamic characteristics of data converters. Nyquist-rate data converters which appropriately apply in the utilization of modern communications are introduced. The Nyquist-rate DAC, such as resistor string DAC, binary-weighted resistor DAC, charge redistribution DAC, and current steering DAC, are illustrated. And the Nyquist-rate ADC, such as flash ADC, folding ADC, two-step ADC, and pipelined ADC, are presented.

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