# Patrick Satarzadeh, Addison US

## Patrick Satarzadeh, Addison, TX US

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20120086589 | PIPELINED CONTINUOUS-TIME SIGMA DELTA MODULATOR - Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating the pipeline. Here, however, a pipelined CT SDM is provided that has an architecture that is conducing to being calibrated. Namely, the system includes a digital filter and other features that can be adjusted to account for input imbalance errors and well as quantization leakage noise. | 04-12-2012 |

20120086590 | METHOD FOR CALBRATING A PIPELINED CONTINUOUS-TIME SIGMA DELTA MODULATOR - Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating the pipeline. Here, however, a pipelined CT SDM is provided that has an architecture that is conducing to being calibrated. Namely, the system includes a digital filter and other features that can be adjusted to account for input imbalance errors and well as quantization leakage noise. | 04-12-2012 |

20120212358 | PIPELINED ADC INTER-STAGE ERROR CALIBRATION - An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is provided. The ADC includes a plurality of pipelined ADCs and an adjustment circuit. Each pipelined ADC is adapted to receive an analog input signal, has an adjustable transfer function, and includes a compensator. The adjustment circuit is coupled to each pipelined ADC to be able to adjust the transfer function for each pipelined ADC so as to generally eliminate an estimation ambiguity. Additionally, the adjustment circuit estimates an inter-stage error that includes at least one of an inter-stage gain error and a DAC gain error and adjusts the compensator for each pipelined ADC to compensate for the inter-stage error. | 08-23-2012 |

20120262319 | METHOD FOR CALBRATING A PIPELINED CONTINUOUS-TIME SIGMA DELTA MODULATOR - Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating the pipeline. Here, however, a pipelined CT SDM is provided that has an architecture that is conducing to being calibrated. Namely, the system includes a digital filter and other features that can be adjusted to account for input imbalance errors and well as quantization leakage noise. | 10-18-2012 |

20120286981 | COMPRESSIVE SENSING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS - Compressive sensing is an emerging field that attempts to prevent the losses associated with data compression and improve efficiency overall, and compressive sensing looks to perform the compression before or during capture, before energy is wasted. Here, several analog-to-digital converter (ADC) architectures are provided to perform compressive sensing. Each of these new architectures selects resolutions for each sample substantially at random and adjusts the sampling rate as a function of these selected resolutions. | 11-15-2012 |

20120293350 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFOMING DATA CONVERSION WITH NON-UNIFORM QUANTIZATION - A method for converting a sampled analog signal into digital is provided. An input signal is sampled at a sampling instant to generate a sample voltage. A first current is then applied to a node to change a voltage on the node, and a first interval to change the voltage on the node to a reference voltage from the sample voltage using the first current is determined. A second current is then applied to the node to change a voltage on the node prior to a subsequent sampling instant, and a determination of a second interval to change the voltage on the node to the reference voltage from the sample voltage using the second current is made. | 11-22-2012 |

20120326906 | PIPELINED CONTINUOUS-TIME SIGMA DELTA MODULATOR - Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating the pipeline. Here, however, a pipelined CT SDM is provided that has an architecture that is conducing to being calibrated. Namely, the system includes a digital filter and other features that can be adjusted to account for input imbalance errors and well as quantization leakage noise. | 12-27-2012 |

20130063291 | EXCESS LOOP DELAY COMPENSATION FOR A CONTINUOUS TIME SIGMA DELTA MODULATOR - A method and corresponding apparatus are provided. In operation, an analog signal is integrated with an integrator to generate an integrated analog signal. The integrated analog signal is compared, in synchronization with a first clock signal and a second clock signal, to a reference voltage with a plurality of comparators to generate a comparator output signal. A feedback current is then generated, in synchronization with the second clock signal, from the comparator output signal. The feedback current is fed back to at least one of the comparators, and the comparator output signal is latched in synchronization with the first clock signal to generate a latched output signal. This latched output signal is converted to a feedback analog signal, and a difference between the analog signal and the feedback analog signal is determined. | 03-14-2013 |