As a master student you want to build a discrete C2C digital to analog converter (DAC). You have already read some basic books about integrated AD and DA converters. Since books are already a couple of years old and circuit design is changing you want to research the more recent state of the art publications.
First you want to search for recent publications of data converters (ADC, DAC).
You want to identify properties of data converters: Resolution, frequency (sample rate), power consumption, architecture (principle), power supply voltage, input range and manufacturing feature size.
Then you want to search for publications of data converters (ADC, DAC) using C2C DAC topology.
You will use the IEEE website to do our search.
IEEE Xplore Digital Library: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/guesthome.jsp
The most important journal about circuit technology is the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
ple rate [MHz]
| Power consumption|
| Architecture, Technology |
(Si, GaAs, SiGe;..)
| Power supply |
| ADC Input |
range, DAC out-
|Feature size [um]||Chip size mm2||Typ: ADC, DAC||Year|| Cita-|