You are comparing different A/D converters that will have 3.2 V and -3.2 V as their positive and negative reference voltages, respectively. Out of the following, converter _ can resolve the smallest change in voltage, which is approximately_ . (m = milli and u = micro)

(A) 16-bit, 100 kHz

(B) 8-bit, 1 MHz

(C) 15-bit, 512 kHz

(D) 19-bit, 256 kHz

(E) 17-bit, 330 kHz

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I order to solve this problem there one needs to understand the following

  • ADC range which is the maximum and minimum ADC input. For this problem the range is 3.2V, -3.2V.
  • ADC resolution which is the smallest distinguishable change in input. For a 12 bit converter this would be 6.4V/4096 = 0.0015625V

Below is an example for range of 3.3V based on a 12 bit converter.

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Base on the above detail it should be possible to find the solution to above problem. In order to learn details I suggest checking out the following references.



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