Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The performance of a dynamic element matching (DEM) flash digital to analog converter (DAC) can be improved by controlling the DEM DAC's interconnection network with a random signal that has a specific power spectral density (PSD) and a uniform probability distribution function (PDF). Many algorithms exist for generating a random signal with a white PSD and a uniform PDF, but there exists only one algorithm for generating a random signal with a specific PSD and a particular PDF. For DEM DAC applications, the random signal must be generated at the speed of the DEM DAC. However, a real time implementation of this existing algorithm is too computation intensive for a typical DEM DAC. In this thesis, an algorithm that constructs a uniformly distributed random signal with a specific PSD is developed. This uniformly distributed colored random signal is implemented using a finite state machine (FSM) and Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs).
Construction; Pdf; Psd; Random; Signal; Specific; Uniform
Electrical engineering; Computer science; Mathematics
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Bringi, Venkatraghavan V, "Construction of a random signal with a specific Psd and a uniform Pdf" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1274.
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