A 60-mW 200-MHz Continuous-Time Seventh-Order Linear Phase Filter With On-Chip Automatic Tuning System Academic Article uri icon


  • A full CMOS seventh-order linear phase filter based on gm-C biquads with a -3-dB frequency of 200 MHz is realized in 0.35-μm CMOS process. The linear operational transconductance amplifier is based on complementary differential pairs in order to achieve both low-distortion figures and high-frequency operation. The common-mode feedback (CMFB) employed takes advantage of the filter architecture; incorporating the load capacitors into the CMFB loop improves further its phase margin. A very simple automatic tuning system corrects the filter deviations due to process parameter tolerances and temperature variations. The group delay ripple is less than 5% for frequencies up to 300 MHz, while the power consumption is 60 mW. The third-harmonic distortion is less than -44 dB for input signals up to 500 mVpp. The filter active area is only 900 × 200 μm2. The supply voltages used are ±1.5 V.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Silva-Martínez, J., Adut, J., Rocha-Perez, J. M., Robinson, M., & Rokhsaz, S.

citation count

  • 79

publication date

  • February 2003