Accession Number : AD0164010

Title :   High Frequency Analog-to-Digital Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fineran,Dennis E. ; Fendley,Samuel J.

Report Date : 24 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes an analog-to-digital converter having a signal generator. It provides a sinusoidal reference signal which is to be compared to a high frequency analog signal, a plurality of threshold units each biased to trigger an output signal at a predetermined discrete level of the difference between the reference signal and the analog signal, a memory reset unit receiving the reference signal and providing a reset signal for clearing the output signals therefrom at a predetermined time in each cycle of the reference signal, and an encoder receiving the output signals of the threshold units and converting them into a digital code. The time of the reset signal is determined to be after either positive or negative peak of the reference signal.

Descriptors :   (*ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS, *PATENTS), SIGNAL GENERATORS, CODING, SAMPLERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE