History, present state-of-art and future of incremental ADCs

Chia-Hung Chen, Yi Zhang, Gabor C. Temes

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Integrated sensor interface circuits require power-efficient high-accuracy data converters. Incremental A/D converters (IADCs) are often the best choice for these, since they can provide excellent energy efficiency, and are easily multiplexed, need only simple digital filtering, and allow low latency. By performing the conversion in multiple steps, the hardware can also be multiplexed among all steps. In this paper, the past, present and anticipated future of IADCs are described. The focus is on multi-step converters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2016
Subtitle of host publication42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029723
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2016
Event42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 12 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Solid-State Circuits Conference
ISSN (Print)1930-8833


Conference42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016


  • analog-to-digital conversion
  • delta-sigma modulators
  • extended data converters
  • incremental data converters
  • sensor interfaces

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