2021-12-27 - Martina Mincica and Alice O'Keeffe

How to successfully calibrate an open-loop DAC signal chain

This article outlined some of the main causes of error in a DAC signal chain, and two methods of calibration…

2021-12-20 - Don Dingee

How to assist ADCs with external analog drivers

Three situations call for assisting A/D converters with external analog drivers: small signals, noisy signals, and faster signals.

2021-12-07 - Texas Instruments Inc.

TI ADC pushes data-acquisition performance higher

TI's latest 24-bit wideband ADCs deliver industry-leading signal-measurement precision at wider bandwidths than competing devices.

2021-11-30 - Don Dingee

Why it’s worth paying some attention to ground for ADCs

A lack of attention to ground is a common problem in the analog world, so understanding principles about ground leads…

2021-11-16 - Vladyslav Kozlov

Three ways of looking at a sigma-delta ADC device

The article presents three major design considerations for a ΣΔ analog-to-digital converter (ADC): basics, structure, and accuracy.

2021-11-01 - Don Dingee

DAC: Non-linearity, non-monotonicity and midpoint glitches

Here is a sneak peek of DAC anomalies that system designers should be aware of and what can be done…

2021-10-26 - Keith Nicholas

Understanding the benefits of pre-charge buffers in ADCs

Here is how pre-charge buffers benefit both analog input path and reference input path in high-performance analog-to-digital converters.

2021-09-14 - Don Dingee

A maker’s guide to selecting an A/D converter

When selecting an A/D converter, parametric tables can help, but for makers, understanding job is more important than sifting through…

2021-08-10 - Don Dingee

Boosting ADC speed and power by optimizing capacitance

Here is a sneak peek at the university research projects aimed at capturing speed and power in analog-to-digital converters.

2021-06-10 - Anthony T. Huynh

A compact, easy-to-use negative output DC-DC solution

A new breed of highly-integrated devices addresses the deficiency of external level shifter circuits to offer a negative output DC-DC…