Random noise test of analog-to-digital converters
Keywords:Analog to Digital Converter, Testing, Noise, Random, Estimation, Error
The random noise test of analog to digital converters recommended by the IEEE 1057 Standard for digitizing waveform recorders is studied. The heuristically derived expression presented for the estimation of the random noise standard deviation is experimentally validated. The standard suggests a triangular stimulus signal. Here we will show how to use a sinusoidal stimulus signal to carry out the test. The influence of stimulus signal offset and amplitude on the estimation error is also analyzed and an expression is presented to compute the minimum amplitude value that guarantees an upper bound on the estimator bias.
Copyright (c) 2023 Francisco Alegria
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).