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