This paper develops theory behind the noise power ratio (NPR) testing of ADCs. A mid-riser formulation is used for mathematical simplicity. Simulated results, using DAC generated signals, suggests that the uniformly distributed signal is easier to implement and is more sensitive to amplitude dependent distortions.
ii To Debra for her tireless support and encouragement, and to my father, for his inspiration. iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Dr. David S. Ebert for his abundant contributions, guidance and support that made this work a success. Thanks to Yuyan Song for his efforts in the Doppler component of this work. Special thanks to Dr. formed the basis of… (More)