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The noise power ratio-theory and ADC testing

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4 Author(s)
Irons, Fred H. ; Commun. Applications & Devices Group, Maine Univ., Orono, ME, USA ; Riley, K.J. ; Hummels, D.M. ; Friel, G.A.

This paper develops the theory behind the noise power ratio (NPR) testing of analog-to-digital converters (ADC's). A mid-riser formulation is used for mathematical simplicity. Both simulated and measured results, using digital-to-analog converter (DAC) generated signals, suggests that the uniformly distributed signal is more sensitive to amplitude dependent distortion

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 3 )