The receiver in a digital PAM system must sample and measure the amplitude of a signal that is affected by the frequency response of the transmission channel.
March 05, 2023 by Robert Keim
Learn how dithering can suppress both harmonic and non-harmonic spurs and two different types of dithering systems: subtractive and non-subtractive topologies.
February 24, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about double date rate (DDR) memory key concepts and applications surrounding this digital communication technique, where two data words are transferred during one clock cycle.
February 03, 2023 by Robert Keim
Through four different examples, learn about analog-to-digital converter (ADC) system error analysis.
January 20, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about characterizing different analog-to-digital converter (ADC) error sources such as resolution and accuracy.
January 08, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the integral nonlinearity (INL) specification and how it relates to analog-to-digital converter (ADC) errors.
December 26, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about eliminating missing codes through averaging, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) monotonicity, and the effect of ADC nonlinearity on the system's signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
December 18, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Concerning noise analysis in RF analog design, learn about the noise figure metric, including key aspects of this specification through examples.
December 16, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn how dithering can be added to a signal to improve the performance of an analog-to-digital conversion system by eliminating quantization error and distortion.
December 04, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article launches a series exploring the question of how to model data converters for system simulations.
February 25, 2021 by Wes Brodsky
February 19, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Need a low-distortion ADC interface? In this article, we'll discuss how to reduce 2nd harmonic distortion by using symmetric PCB layout.
January 18, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
The concept of dynamic range appears frequently in engineering discussions. But what exactly does this term mean? And how does it apply to electronic circuits and systems?
June 03, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article explains how CCD construction, operating parameters, and external signal-processing circuitry contribute to the maximum variation in luminance that CCD imaging hardware can capture.
May 29, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we will see how we can determine the SFDR for an ADC used in a radio receiver. Also, we’ll examine the ADC SNR requirement for this application.
December 22, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we’ll use Scilab to generate numerical signals that can be converted into analog waveforms by a computer’s audio hardware.
October 08, 2018 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll use Scilab to create an FM waveform that carries information corresponding to an audio recording.
September 17, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article discusses basic signal-processing tasks that can be performed using a free and open source alternative to MATLAB.
August 30, 2018 by Robert Keim
Learn how to build your own Class D power amplifier—one of the most efficient ways to listen to music.
August 29, 2018 by Cezar Chirila
This article will discuss the dynamic range specification of an ADC.
June 11, 2018 by Dr. Steve Arar
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