analog-to-digital converter

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analog-to-digital (A/D) converter

a device for converting analog information, such as temperature or electrocardiographic waveforms, into digital form for processing by a digital computer.
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the leader in advanced nonlinear signal processing, announced today that the company will offer the first public demonstration of its analog-to-digital converter (ADC) modules at the 2005 Software Defined Radio Technical Conference and Product Exposition (SDR '05) in Anaheim, California on November 14-18.
NYSE: ADI), the world leader in data converter technology, today introduced the industry's first 18-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to deliver 400-kSPS (kilo-samples-per-second) data rates in a 3 mm x 5 mm MSOP (mini-small-outline package) package and also a 3 mm x 3 mm LFCSP (lead frame, chip scale package), the world's smallest leadless package.
Programmable PulSAR(R) analog-to-digital converters: The new 16-bit AD761x and 18-bit AD763x PulSAR analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) eliminate the need for expensive level shifting and gain stages in front-end analog circuitry through the innovative addition of software selectable input ranges.