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Successive Approximation Converters

Ankit Aurag
12116009
SAR- ADCs

Most popular approach for ADC design

Quick conversion time or high accuracy

Low power consumption

Modest circuit complexity


Architecture
Algorithm
DAC value

Vin
100
0

110 Y Vin > N 010


0 DAC 0

111 101 011 001


0 0 0 0

111 110 101 100 011 010 001 000 Bout


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Charge-redistribution A/D converter

Instead of using separate S/H circuit and A/D converter we can use
one single unit

We compare D/A output with input and try to minimize this error
within 1 LSB.

Switched-Capacitor circuit is used.

Done in 3 Steps

Sample mode

Holde mode

Bit cycling
Switch-capacitor charge-redistribution

Sample
Mode

Hold
Mode
Charge-redistribution

Bit Cycling