A High-Resolution Error Plotter for Analog-to-Digital Converters

  title={A High-Resolution Error Plotter for Analog-to-Digital Converters},
  author={John J. Corcoran and Thomas Hornak and Peter B. Skov},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement},
This paper describes an automatic error plotting system for analog-to-digital converters (ADC's) which measures the static errors of the device under test at every quantization band edge (QBE) and displays them in graphical form. A quantization band edge is defined as any ADC input voltage which produces two adjacent output codes, each with 50-percent probability. The error of the ADC is then defined as the difference between the actual and nominal values of a QBE. A feedback loop which seeks… CONTINUE READING