TY - PAT

T1 - Circuit and method for DAC mismatch error detection and correction in an ADC

AU - Harpe, P.J.A.

PY - 2016/7/19

Y1 - 2016/7/19

N2 - A method comprises sampling an input voltage signal, comparing the sampled input voltage signal with an output signal of a feedback DAC, and determining an (N+1) bit code representation for a comparison result, the (N+1) bit code yielding the N bit output signal. On detection of the (N+1) bit code being equal to a predefined calibration trigger code, performing a calibration for a most significant bit of the (N+1) bit code by replacing the (N+1) bit code by an alternative (N+1) bit code that yields the same N bit output signal, performing an additional comparison cycle using the alternative (N+1) bit code, determining, using comparison results of the additional comparison cycle and the preceding (N+1)th cycle, a sign of a DAC capacitor mismatch error, and tuning programmable binary scaled calibration capacitors in parallel to a capacitor corresponding to the one of the most significant bits of the (N+1) bit code.

AB - A method comprises sampling an input voltage signal, comparing the sampled input voltage signal with an output signal of a feedback DAC, and determining an (N+1) bit code representation for a comparison result, the (N+1) bit code yielding the N bit output signal. On detection of the (N+1) bit code being equal to a predefined calibration trigger code, performing a calibration for a most significant bit of the (N+1) bit code by replacing the (N+1) bit code by an alternative (N+1) bit code that yields the same N bit output signal, performing an additional comparison cycle using the alternative (N+1) bit code, determining, using comparison results of the additional comparison cycle and the preceding (N+1)th cycle, a sign of a DAC capacitor mismatch error, and tuning programmable binary scaled calibration capacitors in parallel to a capacitor corresponding to the one of the most significant bits of the (N+1) bit code.

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M3 - Patent publication

M1 - US9397679 B1

ER -