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How to store the difference of 2 voltages on capacitor (Read 574 times)
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How to store the difference of 2 voltages on capacitor
May 28th, 2018, 2:26am
 
Suppose we have two voltages V1 and V2 how can we store the voltage  V1-V2  on a given capacitor?
I tried charging the top plate of the capacitor to V1 and then charged the bottom plate of the capacitor to V2. but the value of the voltage across the capacitor is not V1-V2, how can we do this?
I am trying to simulate this in Cadence.
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Re: How to store the difference of 2 voltages on capacitor
Reply #1 - Aug 13th, 2019, 12:07pm
 
Did you disconnect the capacitor and make it floating at any point of time? If you read how SAR ADC's work.
1. charge a cap by connecting V1 in parallel to it.
2. disconnect the cap's bottom plate from the ground. The cap still is charged to V1 and it's bottom plate is at Ground because it's V1 - Vcap.
3. Now you can disconnect your input source and Connect V2. Your output is V2 - Vcap or V2 - V1.

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