This book will attempt to explore the field of data conversion between analog and digital representations. This book will also explore some inherent problems in representing analog signals with digitial data and vice versa, as well showing some common schemes for generating, coding, and transmitting the sampled data. Readers of this book would benefit strongly from a prior knowledge of the following subjects:
Once an analog signal is sampled, and represented in a digital domain, we can use techniques of Digital Signal Processing to manipulate the data. Those topics will not be covered in this book.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Conversion Basics
Section 2: Sampling and Quantizing
- The Ideal Sampler
- Sampling Theorem
- Nyquist Sampling Rate
- Resolution and Bitrate
- Signed and Unsigned Quantities
- Spectral Effects
Section 3: Data Representation
- Differential Pulse-Coded Modulation (DPCM)
- Delta Modulation
- Continuously-Variable Slope Delta Modulation (CVSDM)