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Notes on Analog-Digital Coversion Techniques

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2003
Author(s): Susskind, A.
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Robotics & Control Systems
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Abstract

These notes from special intensive summer programs on Analog-Digital conversion held at MIT from 1956-1957 focus on problems created when digital equipment is linked with physical systems. A "language" problem arises, for the language of the information-processing equipment is digital and the language of communication in the rest of the system is nearly always in the form of electrical signals or mechanical displacements analogous the the physical parameters involved. Thus, there is a need for devices to perform the language translation. Devices taht perform analog-to-digital conversion are called coders, and devices that perform digital-to-analog conversion are called decoders.The subject matter is divided itno three parts. The first part pertains to systems aspects of digital information processing that influence the specifications for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion devices. In the second part, a detailed engineering analysis and evaluation of a variety of conversion devices is presented. The third part is devoted to a case study based on development work done at the Servomechanisms Laboratory of the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering.

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      Front Matter

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      Introduction

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      Page(s): 1-1 - 1-13
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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. Systems with Digital Information-Processing Equipment, B. Systems Considerations in the Design of Conversion Equipment, C. Organization of Notes, Reference View full abstract»

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      Sampling and Quantizing

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      Page(s): 2-1 - 2-77
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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. The Theory of Sampling, B. Theory of Quantizing, C. Some Additional Aspects of Sampling and Quantizing, D. Concluding Remarks, References View full abstract»

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      Codes

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      Page(s): 3-1 - 3-21
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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. Positional Notation, B. Conversion Between Radix Systems, C. Octal to Binary Conversion, D. Binary Arithmetic, D. Binary-Coded Decimal Numbers, F. Unit-Distance Codes, G. Self-Checking And Self-Correcting Codes, References View full abstract»

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      Digital Circuits

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      Page(s): 4-1 - 4-45
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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. And Circuits (Gates), B. Or Circuit (Mixing Circuit), C. Flip-Flops, D. Code Converter, E. Delay Elements, F. Counters, G. Selection Circuits, H. Magnetic Shift Register, References View full abstract»

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      Coding and Decoding Techniques for Electrical Signals

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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. Coding by Intermediate Conversion to a Time Interval, B. Decoding by Intermediate Conversion to a Time Interval, C. Incremental Phase-Shift Decoder, D. Decoding Networks, E. Coding by Comparison, F. Coding by Cascaded Stages, G. Coding Tube, H. Sampling and Holding, References View full abstract»

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      Coding and Decoding Techniques for Translational and Angular Motion

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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. Classification, B. General Remarks on Transducers, C. Coding by Intermediate Conversion to Voltage or Time Analog, D. Incremental Pattern Devices, E. Coded Pattern Devices, F. Coupling Coders to Other Components, References View full abstract»

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      Design of a Digital Instrumentation System

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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. A Fire-Control Evaluation Problem, B. Data Requirements and Coding, C. Data Handling and Storage, D. Examples of Repeater Design, Reference View full abstract»

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      Optical Coders for DFTI

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      Page(s): 8-1 - 8-77
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      This chapter contains sections titled: A. Reading Systems, B. Spectroradiometric Considerations, C. Photosensitive Elements, D. Light Sources, E. Shaft-Angle Coder, F. Digital Cameras, References View full abstract»