A subranging ADC is a good choice for wideband applications since the numerous comparators for a flash ADC can be avoided [1-5]. However, despite the reduced number of comparators that a subranging ADC requires, these comparators still consume a considerable amount of power and induce a severe kickback error as well as heavy parasitics, thus degrading the accuracy of the ADC. In addition, a power-hungry resistor ladder is also required to provide reference voltages for the comparators. Although the reference-embedded comparator (REC) can avoid the use of a resistor ladder by realizing a deliberate offset voltage as an embedded reference (ER) voltage inside a comparator , , the aforementioned problems attributed to a number of comparators still exist. Therefore, to retain an ADC with both good power efficiency and good accuracy, a multiple-reference-embedded comparator (MREC) is proposed in this work, which equips multiple ER voltages in a single comparator and thereby reduces the number of comparators by over 70%.