Input signals to ADC

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new2circuits

Joined Apr 22, 2009
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Can someone explain the different types of input signals acceptable by an ADC ? from what i understand, the signal (sine wave for example i believe is one type)will have a Voltage (amplitued of sine wave) associated with it. Is this correct ?

Is there a web sit, white paper, or some other source that explains this at a rudimentary level for a novice ?

Thanks in advance.
 

hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
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Here is a link to some of the material on the topic of ADC applications contained in the AAC ebook section.

hgmjr
 

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new2circuits

Joined Apr 22, 2009
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Thanks for the help everyone.
This enlightened me. I have to go back to the basics and understand what constitutes +Vin and -Vin a bit more so I can forumlate more insightgul questions. Thanks again.
 

mik3

Joined Feb 4, 2008
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Can someone explain the different types of input signals acceptable by an ADC ? from what i understand, the signal (sine wave for example i believe is one type)will have a Voltage (amplitued of sine wave) associated with it. Is this correct ?

Is there a web sit, white paper, or some other source that explains this at a rudimentary level for a novice ?

Thanks in advance.
You need to consider the frequency of the signal too and not only its amplitude. It is important to check if your ADC module can respond to the rate of change of the signal.
 
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