Accession Number : ADD008647

Title :   Multiple-Quantum Interference Superconducting Analog-to-Digital Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Richard E ; Hamilton,Clark A

Report Date : 07 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This application discloses an analog-to-digital converter using superconducting interferometers connected in parallel, each interferometer being identical. The coupling of the analog signal to each successive interferometer is increased in the ratio of 1:2:4:8:16:32:, etc. The application of a pulsed power supply to the parallel connected interferometer generates output voltages on the interferometers. The output voltages are a Gray Code representation of the analog signal.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Analog to digital converters, *Josephson junctions, *Superconductors, *Interferometers, Power supplies, Pulses, Coding, Electronic switching, Comparators, Binary processors, Waveforms, Schematic diagrams

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE