A new background calibration technique for pipelined analog-to-digital converters is proposed. By dividing the step sizes of the multiplying digital-to-analog converter (MDAC) in a pipeline stages and injecting a random signal into the MDAC, it is possible to calibrate a pipeline stage without interrupting the normal analog-to-digital operation. The calibration can eliminate the nonlinear effects due to the MDAC's gain error, input offset voltage, and output errors in the digital-to-analog conversion.
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 14 Jul 2003|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Bangkok, Thailand|
Duration: 25 May 2003 → 28 May 2003