Tunable mismatch shaping for bandpass Delta-Sigma data converters
Oversampled digital-to-analog converters typically employ an array of unit elements to drive out the analog signal. Manufacturing defects can create errors due to mismatch between the unit elements, leading to a sharp reduction in the effective dynamic range through the converter. Mismatch noise shaping is an established technique for alleviating these effects, but usually anchors the signal band to a fixed frequency location. In order to extend these advantages to tunable applications, this work explores a series of techniques that allow the suppression band of the mismatch noise shaping function to have an adjustable center frequency. The proposed techniques are implemented in hardware and evaluated according to mismatch shaping performance, latency and hardware complexity.