Like digital to analog converters or DACs, the analog to digital converter or ADC is everywhere.
A while back, I published an article on DACs titled Digital to Analog Converters – An Introductory Tutorial. I strongly advise you check it out before reading this article if you haven’t already.
There are a few reasons for this. First, some analog to digital converters use DACs as part of their makeup. Second, a lot of the specs that apply to DACs also apply to analog to digital converters. Finally, ADCs are more complicated, but a good understanding of DACs can help you better understand how ADCs work.
Like the DAC post, this one is introductory, so we won’t cover every analog to digital converter that exists; rather I’ll discuss the most common ones in use today. [Read more…] about Intro to Analog to Digital Converters