Like digital to analog converters or DACs, the analog to digital converter or ADC is everywhere.
A while back, I published an article on DACs titled Digital to Analog Converters – An Introductory Tutorial. I strongly advise you check it out before reading this article if you haven’t already.
There are a few reasons for this. First, some analog to digital converters use DACs as part of their makeup. Second, a lot of the specs that apply to DACs also apply to analog to digital converters. Finally, ADCs are more complicated, but a good understanding of DACs can help you better understand how ADCs work.