Elective Course for:
E3/E4, D3/D4, Socware and Graduate students
- Analog Electronics, ESSF01
- Strongly recommended: Analog IC Design, ETIN25
Course Manager: Associate Prof. Pietro Andreani
Lab Supervisor: PhD students Siyu Tan and Hamid Karrari
Franco Maloberti, "Data Converters", ISBN: 978-0387324852
Book material that will be used in the course: chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 (4.9 excluded), 5, 6 (up to 6.5 included), 8 (only 8.6)
A lab manual is handed out at the first lab seminar.
- 12 x 2h lectures
- 2 x 2h lab seminar
- 3 lab assignments with 3 x 3h supervised lab time
Pass Grade (3):
- Presence at at least 3 lab sessions and at the lab seminar.
- A written lab assignment report per lab group, with your own solutions to the lab assignments.
Higher grade (4 or 5):
- A written examination is required.
While digital techniques become undoubtedly efficient, most of the electronic systems still have to deal with analog signals, e.g. the radio channel in a wireless system. High performance A/D and D/A converters are the key building blocks in such a system. It is also desirable to move the analog-digital interface towards the front-end in a software-defined radio. In designing A/D and D/A converters, there are big challenges in speed, dynamic range, area, and power consumption. Embedded A/D and D/A converters become increasingly important due to the trend of system-on-chip. This course is motivated to give the basic knowledge of A/D and D/A converters and also its state-of-the-art development.
Course Contents in brief:
Introduction to A/D and D/A conversion
A/D and D/A converter specifications
Nyquist rate A/D converters
Nyquist rate D/A converters
Circuit techniques for A/D and D/A converters
Delta-Sigma A/D and D/A Conversion
Measurement Techniques for A/D and D/A Converters