Stable arbitrary waveform generator as a transfer standard for ADC calibration

Jaani Nissilä, M. Sira, Jongsu Lee, T. Ozturk, M. Arifovic, J. Diaz De Aguilar, R. Lapuh, R. Behr

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This paper describes a feasibility study of using a stable semiconductor digital-To-Analog converter (DAC) based arbitrary waveform generator in audio frequency range up to 20 kHz for calibrating analog-To-digital converters (ADC). The source acting as a transfer standard is circulated in four national metrology institutes (NMI). The behavior of the source during the circulation is monitored using thermal converters, ac Quantum Voltmeters and sampling methods. The sampling techniques used by the partners in decomposing the waveforms are compared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2016)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9134-4, 978-1-4673-9132-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9135-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2016 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


ConferenceConference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2016
Abbreviated titleCPEM 2016


  • ac voltage measurement
  • ac-dc transfer
  • analog-To-digital converter
  • comparison
  • digital-To-Analog converter
  • sampling
  • signal synthesis


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