Wish to find maximum analog value from multiple inputs


I have a set of analog signals and I wish to find which input has the maximum value and output a digital encoding of that input. Presently, I’m using an 8 channel ADC and a micro-controller to accomplish this. However, since my only purpose is to pick the maximum, it seems an array of analog components can vastly simplify this and increase performance.

I know a cascade of analog comparator\analog multiplexor combos piped to encoding logic will accomplish this. However, it seems like something like this might be available in a single package or more simply accomplished with other components.

Any key words I can search for to get something light this?


@kdharbert Thank you for your inquiry. To the best of my knowledge, there is not one single component that can accomplish this task. It will take multiple components to complete.