Conversion speed of this design is the sum of the delay through the comparator and the decoding gates. Reference voltages for each bit are developed from a precision resistor ladder network. Values of R and 2R are chosen so that the threshold is 1/z of the least significant bit. This assures maximum accuracy of Â±112 bit.
The individual strobe line and duality features of the NE521 greatly reduced the cost and complexity of the design.