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Bob Adams (electrical engineer)

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Bob Adams (electrical engineer)

Robert Adams is Technical Fellow at Analog Devices, Inc. His focus is on signal-processing and conversion for professional audio. He is a leader in the development of sigma-delta converters, introducing new industry concepts including mismatch-shaping, multi-bit quantization, and continuous-time architectures.

Adams graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1976. From 1977 to 1988 he worked for DBX, an audio company. There, he helped develop the industry's first audio converter with greater than 16-bit resolution, as well as one of the earliest digital-audio recorders. In 1988, he joined the Converter Group of Analog Devices as a Senior Staff Designer, and went on to develop ADI's first sigma-delta converters in partnership with Paul Ferguson. He produced the world’s first monolithic asynchronous sample rate converters (the AD1890), and he created ADI’s sigmaDSP line of audio-specific digital signal processing cores.

As of 1998, Adams had received 15 patents related to audio signal processing.

Awards and honors

  • Elected Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), 1991
  • Received AES Silver Medal Award, 1995
  • Inducted into Electronic Design magazine’s Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Became Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in 2012 “for contributions to analog and digital signal processing”
  • Received the 2015 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award “for contributions to noise-shaping data converter circuits, digital signal processing, and log-domain analog filters”
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