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ADAPT – An ATE for A/D Converters

ADAPT – An ATE for A/D Converters

ADAPT (Analog-to-Digital Test Package) is a software tool intended to test and validate analog-to-digital (A/D) converters both in research and industrial environments. ADAPT is very easy-to-use by users who are not necessarily IC A/D designers or test engineers, and provides a variety of parameters which are of paramount importance in the characterization procedure. For instance, ADAPT provides in the same shell plots of histograms, transfer characteristics, power spectral density, harmonic distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, effective number of bit, together with the instrumentation control panel and a simulator for comparison purposes.

ADAPT has been built on top of LabVIEW, which is a graphical programming language oriented to laboratory applications, and can easily be adapted to new test configurations to meet specific user needs in research environments. It runs both on Sun Sparc stations and IBM PC’s.

 

ADAPT – An ATE for A/D Converters
European Design & Test Conference 96 (ED&TC)
March 11, 1996

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