Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
In this thesis, a genetic algorithm based on differential evolution (DE) is used to generate delta sigma modulator (DSM) noise transfer functions (NTFs). These NTFs outperform those generated by an iterative approach described by Schreier and implemented in the delsig Matlab toolbox. Several lowpass and bandpass DSMs, as well as DSM's designed specifically for and very low intermediate frequency (VLIF) receivers are designed using the algorithm developed in this thesis and compared to designs made using the delsig toolbox. The NTFs designed using the DE algorithm always have a higher dynamic range and signal to noise ratio than those designed using the delsig toolbox.
Adaptive; Delta; Design; Modulators; Sigma
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Lull, Gregory Kenneth, "Adaptive design of delta sigma modulators" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2064.