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Counter ramp adc conversion time

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1
    I know that the conversion time for an adc counter ramp is the time between the start and stop of the signal conversion, but how do i calculate this time? Also is the conversion time for the bi-directional counter ramp adc 1/2 that of the uni-directional counter ramp adc? Could someone kindly provide me with some formulas of helpful literature? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Dec 9, 2011 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    The wikipedia article on ADCs is a pretty good introduction:


    Although I didn't see Dual-Slope ADCs mentioned there. (I could have missed it though.)

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-Analog-to-Digital-Converter-ADC-Works/317/8 [Broken]

    Ah, it's in a separate article at wikipedia:


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