06144331 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 12 patents.

An improved successive-approximation type ADC that uses both charge-scaled and voltage scaled approximation. The present invention provides a high noise immunity, high speed ADC using a differential voltage scaled DAC. The differential voltage scaled output scheme of the present invention advantageously applies voltage scaling to a capacitor on both inputs to the comparator. The dual voltage scaling is preferably done by connecting two switches to each tap on the bottom half of a resistor string, and no switches to the top half of the resistor string, using one set of tap switches for adjusting a charge on capacitor on the first input of the comparator and the second set of tap switches for adjusting a charge on capacitor on the second input of the comparator.

Title
Analog to digital converter with a differential output resistor-digital-to-analog-converter for improved noise reduction
Application Number
9/57385
Publication Number
6144331
Application Date
April 8, 1998
Publication Date
November 7, 2000
Inventor
Yi Jiang
Plano
TX, US
Agent
Frederick J Telecky Jr
Bret J Petersen
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
H03M 1/12
H03M 1/66
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