The effects of digital implementation on ZePoC CoDec

Stefano Santi, Matias Ballardini, Riccardo Rovatti, Gianluca Setti

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This paper investigates the intrinsic problems of a digital implementation of a ZePoC Codec. We will review the basic steps of a ZePoC modulator, showing its intrinsically analog nature. Then we will evaluate the loss of performance of a digitally implemented ZePoC modulator, in terms of harmonic distortion within a certain low-pass band. To do this, we developed a fully analytical method to evaluate the effects of non linearities over quasi periodic signals. Finally, an application of the analytical method will be shown in an example. The example results will suggest that, though ZePoC modulator is theoretically optimal, its digital implementation would unavoidably lead to a high loss in its performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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