The analog-to-digital converter is a critical component in many of the most demanding applications in the world today. From cost-sensitive consumer products such as scanners to many types of industrial imaging products to ultra-high speed defense communications, you will find an analog-to-digital converter lurking in there. In many of these applications the A-to-D can be the determining factor in the price-performance tradeoff. Thus, optimization of this component’s functionality is very important.