Advanced CMOS Analogue/Digital and Digital/Analogue Converters


AD 2000 - 5056

Keywords analogue/digital-digital/analogue converters, CAD, analogue/digital systems


Start Date: 15-SEP-90 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The AD 2000 project aimed to develop advanced analogue/digital and digital/analogue converter architectures for low-cost CMOS technology capable of addressing the needs of emerging systems in the communications and consumer electronics industry. As projections of the world market for ASICs show, the portion of mixed analogue-digital systems will rise steadily. The realisation of high-performance low-cost converters is crucial for the successful development of commercially viable products. AD 2000's main goals are to stretch state-of-the-art performance limits with respect to speed and resolution, to improve CAD tools for architecture-level synthesis of converters, and to address functional testing and characterisation issues for improved quality control and reduced production costs.

Progress and Results

The following results were recorded:

Exploitation

Technology and know-how transfer has been exploited and accomplished concerning the following project results:


CONTACT POINT

Prof Epifanio Da Franca
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Av. Rovisco Pais
P - 1084 LISBOA CODEX
tel: +351/ 1-800637
fax: +351/ 1-899242
telex: 63423

Participants

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - P - C
AMS - A - P
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA - AICIA - E - P
UNIVERSITA DI PAVIA - I - P
ITALTEL SIT - I - P
EMPRESA DE INVESTIGACAO E
DESENVOLVIMENTO DE ELECTRONICA - P - P


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AD 2000 - 5056, December 1993


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