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A Three Level Trellis Noise Shaping Converter for Class D Amplifiers.

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Class D ampli ers can represent signals with three di erent output levels, +Vcc, 0, -Vcc, with no distortion. Exploiting this in order to achieve a better performance with no switching frequency increase, an extension to the classic Pulse Width Modulation two level A/D conversion is proposed. Coding is achieved by extending output waveforms of a Trellis based Sigma Delta Modulation to three levels. Simulation results have shown that, using the same symbol rate, a three level pattern achieved from 3:7 to 8:2 dB of SINAD improvement and a power consumption up to 5 times smaller.

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