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ADC Guide, Part 2 - Sample Rate | Cypress Semiconductor

ADC Guide, Part 2 - Sample Rate

Last Updated: 
May 07, 2012

Last time we discussed resolution and noise in an ideal ADC. This time we will cover the sample rate of an ADC.

The sample rate for an ADC is defined as the number of output samples available per unit time and is specified as samples per second (SPS). Two aspects of sample rate that must be considered when selecting an ADC for a particular application are the minimum sample rate and maximum sample rate.