Image Processing Reference
Table 7-1 Dynamic Range Versus Word Size
2 Word size
The quietest sound would be total silence, but in fact there would be some kind of
background noise introduced by the DAC even at that level.
Increasing the number of steps available also decreases noise that is due to quantization
errors. A digitizer rounds the measured value to the nearest increment. It is possible to
Figure 7-8 Quantization errors.