Continuous-time sigma-delta (CTSD) architecture, which has been predominantly used in audio and high-speed ADCs, is being tailored for precision applications to achieve the highest precision while leveraging its unique signal-chain simplification properties. The advantages of this architecture remove the burdens involved with designing the periphery.
This article series explains the benefits of CTSD ADCs and how to adapt them to precision medium-bandwidth apps.
- CTSD Precision ADCs (Part 1): Improving Signal-Chain Design Time
- CTSD Precision ADCs (Part 2): CTSD Architecture Explained
- CTSD Precision ADCs (Part 3): Inherent Alias Rejection Made Possible
- CTSD Precision ADCs (Part 4): Ease of ADC Input and Reference Drive Simplify Signal-Chain Design
- CTSD Precision ADCs (Part 5): Digital-Data-Interface Simplification with ASRC