High resolution A/D conversion based on piecewise conversion at lower resolution

Patent Number: 8,193,962
Issued: 6/5/2012
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Abstract: Piecewise conversion of an analog input signal is performed utilizing a plurality of relatively lower bit resolution A/D conversions. The results of this piecewise conversion are interpreted to achieve a relatively higher bit resolution A/D conversion without sampling frequency penalty.
Filed: 7/13/2010
Application Number: 12/835,024
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.