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Neitola, M. (2017) Lee’s Rule Extended. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 64 (4), 382-386. doi:10.1109/TCSII.2016.2572219

Lee’s rule extended

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Author: Neitola, Marko1
Organizations: 1Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-11-28


The initial step on designing a Delta-Sigma data converter is typically generating a noise transfer function based on a rule-of-thumb such as Lee’s famous rule for single-bit converters. As known, rules of such nature are merely suggestive and should be treated as an educated guess. This brief proposes a novel design rule based on optimizing noise transfer functions to a fixed pair of norm-based metrics. Through a vast amount of behavioral simulations, a simple rule was created and it was found quite accurate. The new rule is applicable for both one- and multi-bit converters.

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Series: IEEE transactions on circuits and systems. II, Express briefs
ISSN: 1549-7747
ISSN-E: 1558-3791
ISSN-L: 1549-7747
Volume: 64
Issue: 4
Pages: 382 - 386
DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2016.2572219
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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