Patent Number: 8,576,106

Title: Analog-digital converter

Abstract: An analog-digital converter includes converter units and a control unit. The converter units each including a comparator for performing a comparison using an input voltage, one or more capacitor ladders each having a signal line connected with first terminals of capacitors and with one input of the comparator, and switches each of which is associated with one of the capacitors, connected to a second terminal of the respective capacitor with a first or a second reference potential, the input voltage being shifted when switching one or more of the switches. The control unit controls the number of converter units, and to set the switching states of the plurality of switches in conversion cycles and to obtain comparison results from each of the comparators in a comparison subsequent to each setting of the switching states.

Inventors: Schmatz; Martin Leo (Rueschlikon, CH), Toifl; Thomas H. (Rueschlikon, CH)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H03M 1/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017