A CMOS transconductance-C filter technique for very high frequencies

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    CMOS circuits for integrated analog filters at very high frequencies, based on transconductance-C integrators, are presented. First a differential transconductance element based on CMOS inverters is described. With this circuit a linear, tunable integrator for very-high-frequency integrated filters can be made. This integrator has good linearity properties and nondominant poles in the gigahertz range owing to the absence of internal nodes. The integrator has a tunable DC gain, resulting in a controllable integrator quality factor. Experimental results of a VHF CMOS transconductance-C low-pass filter realized in a 3-¿m CMOS process are given. Both the cutoff frequency and the quality factors can be tuned. The cutoff frequency was tuned from 22 to 98 MHz and the measured filter response is very close to the ideal response of the passive prototype filter. Furthermore, a novel circuit for automatically tuning the quality factors of integrated filters built with these transconductors is described
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)142-153
    Number of pages0
    JournalIEEE journal of solid-state circuits
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


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