A reduced code linearity test method for pipelined A/D converters

Jin Fu Lin, Te Chieh Kung, Soon-Jyh Chang

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In this work, a characteristic observation method is proposed to reduce the test time for the INL and DNL testing of a pipelined A/D converter. The symmetrical and specific regular rules are concluded by analyzing the characteristic of a pipelined ADC. As a result, based on the specific rules, only a few code bin widths of specific codes should be measured to accomplish the accurate full-code INL/DNL testing for a pipelined ADC. Simulation results show that the full-code INL/DNL performance of a 10-bit pipelined ADC can be characterized by measuring code bin widths of 33 codes only in our proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2008
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event17th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2008 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2008 Nov 242008 Nov 27


Other17th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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