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EEC213 – Data-Conversion Techniques and Circuits

3 units – Spring Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisites: EEC 210

Grading: Letter; homework, article review, design project and final exam.

Catalog Description:

Digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion; component characteristics and matching; sample-and-hold, comparator, amplifier, and reference circuits.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Building Blocks
    1. Passive components
    2. Comparators
    3. Amplifiers
    4. References
  2. Sample-and-Hold Circuits
    1. Characteristics and error sources
    2. Architectures
    3. Correction techniques and limitations
  3. Digital-to-Analog Converters
    1. Characteristics and error sources
    2. Architectures
      1. Direct and indirect
      2. Serial and parallel
      3. Current, voltage, and charge based
      4. Cascaded, master/slave, and segmented
    3. Correction techniques and limitations
  4. Analog-to-Digital Converters
    1. Characteristics and error sources
    2. Architectures
      1. Direct and indirect
      2. Serial, successive approximation, algorithmic, parallel, subranging, pipelined, and oversampled
    3. Correction techniques and limitations
  5. Article Reviews: Each student is required to give an oral summary of an instructor-approved journal article on a data-conversion circuit or technique.

Textbook/reading:

  1. Principles of Data Conversion System Design,Razavi, IEEE Press, 1995.

Instructors: Lewis, Current, Hurst, Spencer

THIS COURSE DOES NOT DUPLICATE ANY EXISTING COURSE.

Last revised: November 2000