Binary-Quantized Diffusion Systems and Their Filtering Effect on Sigma-Delta Modulated Signals

Daisuke HAMANO  Hisato FUJISAKA  Mititada MORISUE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.2   pp.433-443
Publication Date: 2004/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: VLSI Design Technology and CAD
linear diffusion system,  sigma-delta modulation,  bit-stream signal processing,  digital filter,  

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We propose binary-quantized and spatio-temporally discretized network models of linear diffusion systems and investigate their filtering effect on single-bit sigma-delta (ΣΔ) modulated signals. The network consists of only one kind of elements that add ΣΔ modulated signals and quantize the sum in the form of single-bit signal. A basic one-dimensional network is constructed first. Then, the network is extended into two dimensions. These networks have characteristics equivalent to those of linear diffusion systems in both time and frequency domains. In addition, network noise caused by the quantization in the elements contains low-level low-frequency components and high-level high-frequency components. Therefore, the proposed networks have possibility to be used as signal propagation and diffusion media of ΣΔ domain filters.