Dynamic range

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by aman92, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. aman92

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    Aug 22, 2012
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    Hello,
    I was reading an IEEE paper on filter technologies and came across the terms Dynamic range and Spurious free dynamic range for filters. Could anyone shed light on the exact definition of these terms based in filter design?
     
  2. crutschow

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    Mar 14, 2008
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    In general Dynamic Range is determined by the maximum signal output that can be accommodated (without any particular consideration of distortion) divided by the noise floor with no signal. The Spurious Free Dynamic Range is the same except that it has a maximum value of distortion or spurious output that it uses to determine the maximum signal that can be accommodated.
     
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