Accession Number : ADD000271

Title :   Multithreshold Analog to Digital Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Higgins,Robert K ; Spetner,Lee M

Report Date : 23 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent describes a method and apparatus for performing high speed conversion of an analog signal into a binary digital code. The analog input signal is applied simultaneously to a plurality of threshold detectors each associated with a preselected different discrete analog signal level and whose output signals are combined according to a novel logic algorithm to produce the multi-bit digital binary output Gray code or straight binary code with a minimum of time consuming serially connected circuit operations or elements.

Descriptors :   *Analog to digital converters, *Patents, Threshold effects, Coding, Detection

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE