This paper will give SoC designers a clear understanding of the workings inside sigma-delta ADCs and explain when they are a better alternative than other ADC architectures used in advanced, deep sub-micron SoCs, addressing:

  • Fundamentals and operating modes
  • Key features and cost considerations
  • How to select the right ADC architecture to meet the performance requirement of the SoC
  • How integrating sigma-delta ADCs can offer significant advantages in a variety of applications

By understanding the benefits of the sigma-delta ADCs, SoC designers are better equipped to make design decisions that lead to compelling products that deliver significant performance, area and power gains.