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Department of Electronics and
Communication Engineering,
College of Engineering - Guindy,
M.E – Applied Electronics,
Anna University,
College of Engineering -
Chennai-600 025
Anna University,
Chennai-600 025

A Novel Delta Sigma (ΔΣ) Control System Processor is a novel architecture for

digital control system. Control laws can be efficiently implemented with one-bit

signals at both the input and output of the system. Delta Sigma modulation is used to

shape either analog or multi-bit digital signals into 1-bit format at very high sampling

frequencies. This 1-bit format contains all the useful information of the input.

Thus making it possible to perform digital signal processing directly applied to

any physical device. The delta sigma control system processor utilizes 1-bit

processing with the direct benefit of making multi-bit multiplication operations

redundant. A simple conditional- negate-and-add (CNA) unit is used for operations in

control law implementations. One bit architecture for processor results in less

hardware and very high sampling rate. The proposed architecture provides higher

efficiency in terms of performance, low cost, and high sampling rates compared to

other digital controllers.


Xiaofeng Wu, Vassilios A. Chouliaras, Jose Luis Nunez-Yanez, and Roger M. Goodall, ―A Novel
Control System Processor and Its VLSI Implementation,‖ IEEE Trans.VLSI, Vol. 16, No. 3,
Mar. 2008, pp. 217–228



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