Electrical Engineering/Circuits and Systems Principles of Data Conversion System Design This advanced text and reference deals with the design and implementation of integrated circuits for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. It begins with basic concepts and systematically leads the reader to advanced topics,describing design issues and techniques at both circuit and system levels. Key topics covered include: Sampling circuits and architectures and D/A and A/D architectures Comparator and op amp design Calibration techniques, testing, and characterization Circuit techniques for high-speed and high-precision applications An explanation of issues in CMOS, bipolar, and BiCMOS technologies This book will appeal to engineering students in the field of circuits and systems, as well as design engineers who want to gain a system-level perspective of data conversion units and their trade-offs. Behzad Razavi is a technical staff member at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey. He has had several IEEE papers published, including: "A 12-bit 10-MHz BiCMOS Comparator," "Design Techniques for High-Speed, High-Resolution Comparators," and "Low-Voltage Techniques for High-Speed Digital Bipolar Circuits." Dr. Razavi earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tehran University of Technology. Also of Interest from IEEE PressRazavi, Behzad B. is the author of 'Principles of Data Conversion System Design', published 1994 under ISBN 9780780310933 and ISBN 0780310934.