Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lunds Tekniska Högskola | Lunds universitet


ETIN60 Avancerade A/D och D/A omvandlare, 2013/2014

Elective Course for:

E3/E4, D3/D4, Socware and Graduate students

Credits: 7.5


  • Integrated A/D and D/A Converters - ETI220

Course Manager: Pietro Andreani

Lab Supervisor(s): Dejan Radjen, Xiaodong Liu 


R. Schreier and G. C. Temes, "Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters", John Wiley & Sons, 2005. We will also use parts of the course book in the course Integrated A/D and D/A Converters - ETI220, i.e. Franco Maloberti, "Data Converters", Springer, 2007. 

Course Composition:

  • 10 x 2h lectures
  • 3 lab assignments with 3 x 4h supervised lab time


Pass Grade

  • Presence at at least 10 lectures
  • Presence at the 3 lab sessions
  • A written lab assignment report per lab group, with your own solutions to the lab assignments

Course Goals:


The goal of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to the world of oversampled A/D and D/A converters, commonly referred to as Delta-Sigma A/D and D/A converters. This kind of converters is extremely popular because they are digital-friendly, which means that their performance highly benifits from the ongoing scaling of standard CMOS processes. Because of this, Delta-Sigma converters are spreading to applications that were once reserved to traditional (Nyquist-rate) converters.

Course Contents in brief:

  • Low-order Delta-Sigma modulators 

  • Higher-order Delta-Sigma modulators 

  • Continuous-time Delta-Sigma modulators  

  • Implementation issues in state-of-the-art CMOS processes