Low Power Sigma-Delta Modulator Architecture Capable of Correcting Dynamic Range Automatically, Method for Implementing Low Power Circuit Thereof, and Method for Correcting and Extending Dynamic Range of Sigma-Delta Modulator Automatically

Shuenn-Yuh Lee (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A low power consumption sigma-delta modulator architecture capable of dynamic detection of output signal strength to change dynamic range, a method for implementing low power consumption circuit thereof, and a method for automatically correcting and extending dynamic range of the sigma-delta modulator are provided. An automatic correction unit is utilized to detect system output signal strength of the sigma-delta modulator, compare system input signal specifications to come out multiple sets of dynamic range curves, and thereby extract an appropriate combination of system order and feed-forward coefficients so as to extend the system dynamic range. The circuit architecture of the automatic correction unit is in a digital circuit form, including a digital signal processor, a counter and register array, a comparator, a digital coefficient controller, a feed-forward gain control unit and a system order control unit.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number9634683
Publication statusPublished - 1800


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