A method for delay estimation between channels of Analog to Information Converters


  • Bruno W. S. Arruda Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) - Brazil
  • Edmar Gurjao Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) - Brazil
  • Raimundo C. S. Freire Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) - Brazil




Compressed Sensing, Analog to Information Converter, Delay, Estimation, Calibration


Analog to Information Converters (AIC) implements signal acquisition in Compressed Sensing. AIC performance is affected by noise and hardware imperfections. In parallel Random Modulator Pre-Integrator (RMPI) architectures, delay among channels reduces the performance; thus, delay estimation and compensation methods are necessary. In previous works, delay estimation compares a reference signal with a reconstructed signal from the AIC output; however, such methods produce different results according to the recovery method. To avoid this problem, we present a method based on a controlled delay signal to estimate channel delay without the necessity of signal recovery. The obtained results show the technique's feasibility and the possibility of its use as a built-in calibration process for AIC.