A method for validation the limit cycles of high order sigma-delta modulators

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In this paper an approach for validation of potential limit cycles of high order Sigma-Delta modulators is presented. The approach is an extension of a previous authors work and is based on a parallel decomposition of the modulator. In this representation, the general N-th order modulator is transformed into a decomposition of low order, generally complex modulators, which interact only through the quantizer function. The decomposition considered helps for easy description of the time-domain behavior of the modulator. Based on this in the previous authors work, the conditions for the existence of limit cycles in the high order modulator, for constant inputs are obtained. They are determined by the periodicity conditions for the states of the first order modulators. In this case, the state variables are uncoupled and the obtained conditions are very easy to be checked. Limit cycles correspond to periodic output sequences and in the previous work the validation conditions are also proposed by the author. Here these conditions are considered in details. They help to search the possible limit cycles with different lengths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the Joint Conference Third International Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Synchronization (INDS'11) and Sixteenth International Symposium on Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ISTET'11), 25-27 July 2011, Klagenfurt
Place of PublicationKlagenfurt
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventconference; INDS'11 & ISTET'11; 2011-07-25; 2011-07-27 -
Duration: 25 Jul 201127 Jul 2011


Conferenceconference; INDS'11 & ISTET'11; 2011-07-25; 2011-07-27
OtherINDS'11 & ISTET'11


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