An Analysis of harmonic distortion and integral nonlinearity in digital to analog converters

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Conference Proceeding


A Fourier technique is developed that relates a digital to analog converter's (DAC's) characteristic to its output spectrum and a DAC's integral nonlinearity to its distortion. Therefore, a DAC's spurious free dynamic range, signal to distortion ratio and signal to noise plus distortion ratio can be calculated from its characteristic.


Analog-to-digital converters; Electric distortion; Electric noise; Fourier analysis; Harmonic distortion


Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Engineering | Signal Processing


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