Current-Steering Digital-to-Analog Converters: Functional Specifications, Design Basics, and Behavioral Modeling


Myderrizi I., Zeki A.

IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE, vol.52, no.4, pp.197-208, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/map.2010.5638288
  • Title of Journal : IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-208

Abstract

Functional specifications and design basics for current-steering digital-to-analog converters (DACs) are covered. An outline of digital-to-analog conversion principles, together with fundamental current-steering DAC architectures, are briefly explained. A generalized design flow for DACs and design basics for current-steering architectures, together with a universal SIMULINK (R)-based behavioral model useful for the block-level simulation of a current-steering DAC, are described.