Markets for high-speed A/D converters are significant in size and many are growing rapidly. Commercial users include wireless mobile communication systems, airline radar, air traffic control towers, ship communications, and wireless networks. Industrial uses include medical imaging systems and process control systems. Government is another significant user: military radar, global military radio networks, unmanned aerial vehicles, and intelligence gathering systems.
Now in its 4th Edition, this handbook focuses primarily on A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. Sampling techniques are reviewed, as well as FPGA technology and high-speed serial fabrics. The latest Pentek high-speed A/D products and applications based on such products are also presented.