Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Benjamin J. Blalock

Committee Members

Amir Sadovnik, Nicole McFarlane


Using commercial analog to digital converters (ADCs), especially outside their designed operating temperature range, is inherently risky and device performance inherently uncertain. Current methods of verification rely on expensive, time-consuming characterization procedures. A behavioral model capturing expected device performance, especially one which can be applied without testing, could enable system engineers to quickly downselect components for use within a system. To this end, a behavioral ADC model is described, tested and validated against measured performance.

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