Non-uniform sampling based on an adaptive level-crossing scheme

Mehrzad Malmirchegini, Mohammad Mehdi Kafashan, Mona Ghassemian, Farokh Marvasti

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Level-crossing (LC) analog-to-digital (A/D) converters can efficiently sample certain classes of signals. An LC A/D converter is a real-time asynchronous system, which encodes the information of an analog signal into a sequence of nonuniformly spaced time instants. In particular, this class of A/D converters uses an asynchronous data conversion approach, which is a power efficient technique. In this study, the authors propose adaptive and multi-level adaptive LC sampling models as alternatives to conventional LC schemes and apply an iterative algorithm to improve the reconstruction quality of LC A/D converters. This simulation results show that multi-level adaptive LC outperforms conventional A/D converters such as sigma-delta A/D converters in terms of performance and computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-490
Number of pages7
JournalIET Signal Processing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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