A 10.7-MHz 68-dB SNR CMOS continuous-time filter with on-chip automatic tuning Academic Article uri icon


  • A maximally flat 10.7-MHz fourth-order bandpass filter with on-chip automatic tuning system is presented. The signal-to-in-band integrated noise ratio (SNR) of the automatically tuned filter is around 68 dB. The third intermodulation distortion (IM3) is lower than - 40 dB for a two-tone input signal of 3.2 V peak to peak (Vp_p). The complete system operates with supply voltages of ±2.5 V. The power consumption of the system is 220 mW. All this has been achieved due to the use of a low-distortion transconductor, the development of a high-frequency CMOS resistor, and the realization of an advanced on-chip automatic tuning system for both frequency and bandwidth control. The chip has been fabricated in a standard 1.5-pm n-well CMOS process. © 1992 IEEE

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  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Silva-Martinez, J., Steyaert, M., & Sansen, W.

citation count

  • 122

publication date

  • January 1992