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Prerequisites: ECE 3110 AND ECE 5720
This course is an introduction to design of integrated data converter circuits and systems. Data converters are fundamental building blocks in modern Communication and Processing systems. More specifically, this course will focus on the following topics: Fundamental concepts, such as sampling theory, quantization, and quantization noise, Different analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converter architectures, Design trade-offs and algorithms to convert signals from one domain to the other one, Circuit implementation techniques: amplifiers, sample-and-hold, track-and-hold, comparators, and clock generators. Simulation and characterization techniques. Also, students will perform design and simulation using proper tools such as Matlab and Cadence to learn more details about data converters.