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

United States Patent

June 5, 2012
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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.
Terwilliger; Steve (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 835,024
July 13, 2010
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.