Design of RSD-cyclic and hybrid RSD-Cyclic/sigma-delta ADCs
In this research work two contributions to the area of analog to digital data converters have been discussed. The area of focus is the RSD-Cyclic and sigma-delta ADC. First a novel hybrid RSD-Cyclic-sigma-delta architecture is introduced which is a combination of the RSDCyclic ADC and sigma-delta ADC architectures. The resolution obtained with this hybrid architecture is n = n1 + n2 , where n1 = MSBrsd stands for the most significant bits obtained from the RSD-architecture and n2 = LSBsdl stands for the least significant bits obtained from the sigma-delta architecture. Since the sigma-delta block is required to achieve only an n2-bit resolution (n2, n1 < n ) the over-sampling ratio required for the sigma-delta is not as high as the over-sampling ratio required to achieve n-bit resolution. Also the requirements on the RSD-Cyclic block are only the requirements to achieve n1-bit resolution, which means that the requirements on the analog building blocks for the RSD-Cyclic part are more relaxed. Secondly, in the RSD-Cyclic area we have introduced a circuit technique that allows an entire ADC system to run on one operational amplifier without any loss of functionality. Therefore we will be saving power and area, both very desirable features for mobile applications.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering