Digitally Assisted Data Converters and Sensor Interface Circuits
October 10, 2008
Prof. Boris Murmann Stanford University
Low-power data conversion has evolved as a key requirement in manymodern electronic devices. The research presented in the first part ofthis talk targets a new class of low power "digitally assisted" ADCsand DACs. These converters are based on minimalistic, but powerefficient analog sub-circuits and use digital processing forperformance recovery and/or enhancement. The second part of thispresentation outlines our activities in mixed-signal circuit designfor sensor interfaces. Specific examples include bio-medical sensors,MEMS inertial sensors and applications in large-area organic thin-filmelectronics.