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> >
> >If I am given a 16-bit fixed-point number of uniform quantization, I
> >can surely say that the maximum theoritic dynamic range I can get is
> >96.329 dB
>
> Minor quibble... 96 dB is 6 dB per bit for 16 bits...the max signal is really
> +-32767 or +-15 bits, right? so its 90dB....

Ah, but the largest signal swing is {32767,-32768} and the
smallest is {0,1}. The range is thus 65535/1 or 96.33 dB.
Bob
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