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In continuous-time quadrature bandpass ΣΔ ADCs it is desirable to limit the number of cross-couplings. This can be achieved by implementing the loop as a cascade of complex integrators with only real coefficients. It is shown that this may result in a very poor approximation of the desired noise transfer function, because the effect of the DAC pulse is not taken into account correctly. A simple implementation that solves this problem is proposed.
Date of Publication: 14 April 2005