Course Syllabus for

Advanced AD/DA Converters
Avancerade AD/DA omvandlare

ETIN60F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustavsson
Date of establishment: 2013-08-12

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: ETIN60
Teaching language: English


The goal of this course is to give the student a deep understanding of both theoretical and practical issues in the design of A/D and D/A converters, which are fundamental and ubiquitous functions at the interface between analog and digital circuits. In particular, we will focus on converters designed around Delta-Sigma modulators.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Basic A/D- and D/A converters; basic Delta-Sigma A/D- and D/A converters; first-order and second-order Delta-Sigma modulators; higher-order Delta-Sigma modulators; continuous-time modulators; decimation filters; design of Delta-Sigma converters on silicon; test and measurements of A/D- and D/A converters; state-of-the-art in the design and performance of CMOS Delta-Sigma converters.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written report. Attending at least 10 lectures, finishing all 4 lab works, and delivering qualified lab reports qualifies for a pass
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ETIN55 Integrated A/D and D/A Converters

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Pietro Andreani <>

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