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?