Glossary Definition for Gain Error

Glossary Term: Gain Error 

Definition

The gain error of a data converter indicates how well the slope of an actual transfer function matches the slope of the ideal transfer function.

Gain error is usually expressed in LSB or as a percent of full-scale range. Gain error can be calibrated out with hardware or in software. Gain error is the full-scale error minus the offset error.

See: Application Note 641: ADC and DAC Glossary


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